Introducing New Scout Executive

Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, has named Anne Herriage of Pleasant Hill, California, as its new Scout Executive. She will be the council’s first woman director in its 100-plus year history.

Herriage has over 25 years’ experience with the BSA. She is currently employed as Senior Director of Development for the Golden Gate Area Council in California, where she uses her talents in all facets of operations, capital and endowment fundraising, membership, and programming.

Herriage is replacing Ed Mulholland, who retired after 11 years with the council. She will assume her new role on April 1.

Herriage’s career with Boy Scouts of America began in 1995 as a District Executive for the Pony Express Council in Missouri. She literally followed the Pony Express Trail all the way to California as she advanced her career. She has served councils in Kansas, Iowa, Colorado and California.

Anne says she treasures time spent with her family. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys art, music, athletics, vintage cars & motorcycles, literature and travel. She loves good conversations, new experiences and sharing a good laugh together.

Anne is an active community leader and a 2018 graduate of Leadership Contra Costa, a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, Order of the Arrow, Rotary, University of Kansas Alumni, and Women of the Fleur De Lis. She holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Kansas.

Annual Spring Nut Sale

Scouts and units can earn their way to summer camps and other adventures by participating in the council’s annual Spring Nut Sale!

Sale begins March 1st and goes to April 15th! All registered scouting families should have received the sale brochure in the mail. If you need extra brochures, they are available online or at the Scouting Resource Center.

Online Sales are available this year! All orders and money due April 15th by 5pm. For all questions and details regarding the sale please visit: https://www.muskingumvalleycouncil.com/funding-the-bsa-programs/nuts-for-scouting/

Or contact Nut Sale Advisor, Amanda Schaedig, at amanda.schaedig@scouting.org

Unit Meetings – Safety First!

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Muskingum Valley Council is putting safety first in all decision-making regarding programming at the Council, District and Unit level.
Now that many of the Covid -19 related restrictions are lifting, units are now able to begin meeting again in-person provided they have the approval of their Charter Organization and follow the following guidelines:

Units are permitted to hold in-person meetings with 10 or fewer members in a group setting.

Multiple groups of 10 may meet at the same time in the same location, but each group of 10 should remain independent of one another and the groups should not intermingle adults or youth members within those groups.

Units must receive approval from their chartering organization to begin meeting.

Proper Social Distancing should be practiced by all those in attendance at meetings. At least a 6-foot distance between all individuals who are not immediate family members.

Leaders and Scouts should wear face coverings any time they are unable to maintain social distancing.

Proper sanitizing measures (hand sanitizer, surface cleaner, soap and water) and handwashing should be available and encouraged.

Prior to attending any in-person meetings, parents should self-screen themselves and their Scouts:

  • Temperatures should be taken. If a temperature screening is 100 degrees or more, you should not attend any Scouting function.
  • If you, or anyone in your family has been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 within two weeks of your meeting, you should not attend any Scouting functions.

And remember – all Youth Protection policies and two-deep leadership policies should be followed to ensure the continued safety of our youth members.

If you have any questions contact the Scouting Resource Center at:

                                                    740-453-0571

New Membership Fees Announced

We have confirmed the following updated membership fees for 2020:

(Reminder:  In addition to these national fees, rechartering youth and adults also pay a $3.00 Council Service Fee.  This fee helps provide accident and sickness insurance for members during Scouting activities.  Total due at recharter will be $69 per youth and $45 per adult.)

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts
of America, in cooperation with community organizations, to provide a
high quality Scouting program which will foster in young people a
commitment to serve God and country, ethical moral character, personal
fitness and good citizenship and also the development of mental
maturity and leadership ability.