Scouting has the potential to change young lives in a very positive way. Active Scouts are exposed to positive adult role models, they interact with their peers in positive activities. The advancement program teaches critical goal-setting skills, and rewards hard work, service to others and self-improvement. The Scout Oath and Law provide a moral compass by which to guide their lives.
But Scouting can do none of these things for a young man who is not a Scout. As the new school year begins, we enter prime recruiting time. It is our best opportunity to get more boys involved in Scouting so Scouting can work its magic in their lives. Boys don’t come to Scouting, they are invited by other boys, by Scouting leaders and by the parents of current Scouts. With so many competing activities, it often takes multiple invitations.
If we believe in the power of Scouting, then recruiting and retaining boys must be our highest priority. This Saturday, August 10th, from 10am – noon, at the dining hall at MVSR we will be unveiling our fall recruitment and marketing plan. We’ll answer your recruiting questions and provide numerous recruiting tools. Be sure your unit has a representative at the membership kickoff!
I often hear ‘Scouting is for the boys.’ If that’s true, let’s go recruit some boys!
Mark your Calendar!
March 21, 2015
Zane State Campus
For More Information Contact
Angel Palmer: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Scouting Pamphlet 2015
Zanesville and Western Scenic Railroad is offering free rides for Scouts in uniform on Saturday, August 16th.
Scouts in uniform who show up between 12:00 – 5:00 PM will get to ride the train for free. They will have railroaders there to answer questions and show how the engine and other railroad systems work along with talking about railroad safety. Family members who wish to ride will only have to pay $5.00 / person and children 5 and under are free.
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Do you really know how to make a Pack meeting sizzle? Are you struggling to improve parent involvement? Does your Pack even have regular Pack meetings? Muskingum Valley Council has a great opportunity for you, and ALL of your Pack Leadership….
The best and brightest of the Council Cub Scouting program have come together to offer a FREE, HANDS-ON, training event focused specifically on the Pack meeting. You will learn, as a “Den”, ways to have FUN while making your Pack meeting the highlight of each month.
Things like: FUN ceremonies, FUN songs, FUN crafts, FUN games, FUN parent involvement!
Is your Pack on a budget? Is your time stressed? Who’s isn’t? Come see how a little extra FUN can help. You really need this exciting training opportunity;
Saturday, September 20th from 10 am – Noon!
IBEW Hall, 5805 Frazeysburg Road, Zanesville, OH.
Start your fall on Wings of Exploration! Join us for the Membership and Popcorn Kickoff:
Saturday, August 9th, 10am to Noon, Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
All leaders are invited, but every unit must have, at least, two representatives: one for Membership and one for Popcorn. These kickoff’s will be happening simultaneously so one person will not be able to attend both.
Click Here for info on Both Kickoffs!
Arrive early and we’ll even provide a free breakfast! (This may be your last opportunity to eat in the dining hall before work on the expansion begins!)
Special thanks go out to Baird Concrete Products, Coshocton, who recently became sponsor of the Landscape Architecture Merit Badge. Their generous sponsorship will be used to improve programs at camp this summer.
Every Unit should conduct an annual planning conference resulting in a Unit calendar and Budget. Here are some helpful tools you can use to develop and communicate your plan and budget:
Pack Calendar Template
Troop Calendar Template
Crew Calendar Template
Unit Excel Budgetting tool
Pack Newsletter Template
Troop Newsletter Template
Pack Annual Report
Troop Annual Report
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts have a new reason to pass the swimmers test at MVSR. Thanks to a generous gift by the Mulligan Foundation in Coshocton, Ohio, Scouts can spend their ‘open-swim’ time tackling this giant inflatable. There’s only one caveat – They’ll need to pass their swimmers test!
Watch this Scout tackle the obstacle with ease!
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