Radio Club

We will be having a meeting of the Muskingum Valley Council Radio Club this Saturday after University of Scouting on the Zane State/OUZ campus. University ends at 4p and we will meet in the Campus Center building near the banquet room.

The Radio Club is open to all scouts and scouters of any age. There are no dues and no Amateur Radio license is needed to be a member either! we have several things on the agenda. Hope to see you there.

Zane Trace District Recognition Dinner: Honorees Announced

District Awards:

  • District Award of Merit- Chris Maples
  • District Award of Merit- April Strunk
  • Cub Scouter of the year- Matthew Kahle & Stefanie Kahle
  • Boy Scouter of the year- Zechariah Bauer
  • Herb Dilley Hall of Fame- Charlotte Ashcraft

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00pm

St Lukes Lutheran Church

1330 Pine St, Zanesville


Potluck dinner: The District will provide Fried Chicken and Drinks, Plates, napkins and cutlery.

Please bring your favorite Appetizer, Entrée, side dish or dessert to share.

We would like to suggest that those whose last names begin as shown below bring the associated type of dish: (anyone wishing to bring an extra entrée may do so)

A-G: Appetizer       H-N Side Dish         M-Z Dessert

Join us for a SUPER evening of fun, fellowship and recognition.

Only $7.00 per person

Click here for a registration form:


Knives, Knives, Knives!

What is the one thing that every successful Scouter needs?

To be on the cutting edge of course!

Anyone purchasing a knife from the Council Store between February 27th and March 20th will be entered into a drawing for a multi-purpose knife, which includes a seat belt cutter, glass punch, fire starter & flashlight!  Come in and check out all our new knives!

Judge John Thatcher takes lead as Council President

Last Thursday evening at the Council’s annual meeting, Judge John Thatcher of Mount Vernon, Ohio was elected president of the Executive Board.  John has 4 Eagle Scout sons, and has served as committee chairman of his sons’ pack and troop for many years. Long time council volunteer and past president Arv Palmer was elected Council Commissioner.

Amy Pinson of Zanesville, Ohio is now president-elect and will take the presidency at the conclusion of Judge Thatcher’s term.  Other officers elected at the meeting are: Chrystal Rardin – VP Administration,  Ed Romito – VP Fund Development,                 Amy Pinson –  VP Finance,  Jim Gill – VP Properties,  Bill Shriver – VP Program,         Chip Udischas – VP Membership, and John Wheeler – Treasurer.

Outgoing President Ed Romito and outgoing commissioner Chrystal Rardin were presented with gifts recognizing their service.  Both will continue as members of the Executive Board.

New board members elected at the meeting are:  Dean Cole, David Weinberg, Pam Paisley, Bryan Hardesty, Chad Jackson, Linda Udischas,

Ed Romito receives a thank you.               Chrystal Rardin receives her thank you gift.

Assembled board members.

NESA Eagle Gathering and Recognition Event – April 8, 2017

5:30pm: Networking/Light Refreshments
6:00pm: Dinner and Program

The Purposes of a Council NESA Committee

  1.  Support the council’s mission and vision
  2.  Help the council achieve its Journey to Excellence goals
  3. To find and encourage Eagle Scouts to become active re-sources for the council leadership and programs.

Gathering to be held at: Dresden United Methodist Church for a Cost of $15 An RSVP is requested by March 31st, 2017 (740-453-0571).  All Eagle Scouts are welcome to attend this inaugural event of the Muskingum Valley Council NESA Committee. Please pass this Invitation onto other Eagle Scouts!

2017 Summer Camp Leader Meeting

Calling all Superheroes of Scouting (aka: Unit Leaders)

Saturday March 4th, 2017

10:00am – Noon

MVSR Fortress of Solitude (aka: The Dining Hall)

Come find out more about Boy Scout Summer Camp and the SUPER program the camp staff has planned!!!

Note: March 4th is the last day for the $25 deposit so don’t miss out on your opportunity to get you very own Green Lantern (pictured above).

Following the meeting there will be a lunch provided by the Council Woodbadge Committee.  Donations will be accepted to go towards the Woodbadge Scholarship fund.



 Registration Link


You’re a new leader, or an experienced leader, or even a helpful parent;  you have questions, you want to learn more…  University of Scouting is a day full of informative, hands-on sessions designed to improve your Scouting skills, and make your job as leader easier and FUN!

As an added bonus, we will recognize volunteer leaders and present the Silver Beaver Awards during a lunchtime Celebration of Leadership!