May 15, 2017
Muskingum Valley Council Scouts and Scouters!
With warmer weather here to stay; it's time to get outside!
What did you do for Memorial Day?
Scouts around the council honored our veterans, and demonstrated true patriotism.  From decorating cemeteries, to providing the color guard, to marching in parades; Scouts were practicing citizenship and demonstrating their 'duty to country'. 
Camping Registration and Payment Deadlines are here!
  Challenging outdoor adventures are why boys join Scouting... Don't let them miss out. Be sure you are registered for Day Camp, Resident Camp or Summer camp!

Order of the Arrow Section Conclave in Pictures
The weekend of June 2-4 saw hundreds of Arrowmen from 5 councils gathered at MVSR for a weekend of fun and fellowship.  See Pictures Here
Can't Miss Summer Programs:
Looking for great ways to spend your summer?  Here are some excellent opportunities for fun, adventure and learning:

Fourth of July Family FunFest                                                                               Tuesday, July 4th

MVSR 50th Anniversary of Camp Celebration                                                 Wednesday, July 12th

Scout Night at The Living Word Outdoor Drama,                                              Sat. August 5th

Scout Day at Roscoe Village,                                                                               Sat. August 19th

Free Outdoor Movie
Friday June 16th @ 8pm

The Muskingum Valley Park Society will be showing Despicable Me at Camp Zane (Council Service Center).  Bring the whole family and lawn chairs or blankets.  Refreshments will be available by purchase from the Jamboree Scouts.  

Upcoming movie nights:

July 21st showing of Finding Dory @ 8pm

September 15th showing of UP @ 7pm

Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
50th Anniversary Celebration

July 12th @ MVSR - All are welcome!

1-5pm camp wide open house
5-7pm Anniversary dinner
8pm campfire 

Scout Day at Historic Roscoe Village

Saturday August 19th

Cost is $10 per Scout which includes 2 crafts, living history tour, and a patch.

You can camp at MVSR on Friday and/or Saturday night  free as part of your admission.

Summer Camp Opportunities Available:
Do you know a sharp Scout age 15 or older?  Are they ready for the best summer ever?  MVSR still has openings available for motivated scouts.  Just call the Council Service Center and ask for Jeff Pickett or contact our camp Director, Dominic Lehman, directly.
Rick Stires Remembered
Rick Stires was memorialized with the planting of a tree at Camp Zane Tuesday evening.  Troop 128 gathered to plant the tree and remember Rick who was taken from us at the early age of 44. Recent Eagle Scout Bobby Corns did an excellent job honoring Rick in a letter he read at the tree planting ceremony.  Here are parts of his letter:

Dear Rick,
            I wish to say hello dear friend I’ve missed you.  You may be gone now but I know that you’re off in Heaven fishing and camping like old times, or driving the yellow truck off to help someone else.  People like you are few and far between and I was one of the lucky few that got to know you.  In that time, you taught me and others many scouting things like how to cook on a fire, clean a knife, and how to camp.
            You helped me when I needed someone, forgot tent stakes and you gave me some of yours.  When I didn’t know how to drill or cook something you immediately dropped what you were doing and helped me.    

         I would not be an Eagle Scout without your help.  I cannot thank you enough for the support, guidance, contributions, time, and help you gave me and this troop sometimes without being asked.   We are planting a tree this day as a token of our gratitude to you.  A living memory of the great man you were.  A plaque in your honor to remember you.  The man who helped any scout or person, no matter the time or place.  Rick, I hope to see you one day sitting around a fire, telling stories of the past and what the future holds.  I hope you can hear our words and see our gratitude.  Goodbye old friend, we’ve missed you.  And may the great Scoutmaster of all scouts be with us until we meet again.

Bobby Corns, Troop 128 

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