February 2020
Muskingum Valley Council Scouts and Scouters!
Spring is around the corner --- which means summertime is not far off! Now is the time to plan your summer of Scouting fun with Muskingum Valley Council! Check out our latest and greatest events this winter and spring and learn how your scouts can earn their way to summer camp
Important Updates
If your unit has not completed the Rechartering process, please contact your District Commissioner or District Executive as soon as possible to get the help you need to complete this process. Units with a lapsed Charter are not covered by the BSA's liability and accident/health insurance. Please do your best to complete your Recharter this week.

Note: all returning registered leaders are required to sign the BSA's Additional Disclosures and Background Check Authorization Form. Please turn these forms in with your recharter paperwork. These forms are due by the end of this year, Dec

For more information and explanation about the new disclosure forms, check out this article from: Bryan on Scouting
Spring Nut Sale
March 1 - April 1

Please contact Nut Sale Coordinator, Amanda Wisniewski, if you have any questions.

Spring Nut Sale!
It's almost that time of year for our annual Spring Nut Sale! Scouts can earn their way towards summer camps and other fun Scouting activities!

The Muskingum Valley Council will offer this product sale to all Scouts. Units can choose to earn either 30% cash commission for the unit, or 40% commission in "Nut Bucks" for scouts to use to pay for any council camp, activity, or in the Scout Shop!

Be on the look out! Leaders will receive a packet with the details in the mail in the next couple of weeks and all registered Scouts will get an order form directly mailed to them before the start of the sale!
Muskingum Valley Council Scouting Resource Center and Scout Shop
Located at 734 Moorehead Avenue in Zanesville

Mondays: 11:30am - 6pm
Tues, Weds, Thurs: 9am - 6pm
Fridays: 9am - 5pm
Saturdays - Closed
Sundays - Closed
Professional Staff - Contact Info

Scout Executive: Ed.Mulholland@scouting.org

Arrowhead District: Jay.Shankel@scouting.org

River Trails District: Amanda.Wisniewski@scouting.org

Zane Trace District / Assistant Scout Executive: Jeffery.Pickett@scouting.org
District Information
Roundtable Meetings
Roundtable Meetings are a great way to share information and network with other parents and leaders from around your district. Attend a Roundtable to get council and district updates, learn a new skill to take back to your unit, and get advice from commissioners and other leaders. Roundtables are held once a month in each district, see below for your district's schedule:

Arrowhead District:

Roundtable held at Warsaw United Methodist Church, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Next meeting is February 12, 2020

River Trails District:

Roundtable held at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Caldwell, OH on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm.
Next meeting is February 13, 2020

Zane Trace District:

Roundtable is held at the Scouting Resource Center in Zanesville, OH on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm.
Next meeting is March 5, 2020
District Pinewood Derby Races
River Trails District:
Sunday February 23rd at 2pm
All Cub Scouts welcome, cost is $2 per racer

Arrowhead District:
Pinewood Derby Race TBD

Zane Trace District:
Saturday April 18th at 9am, cost is $30 per Pack
District Recognition Dinners
Join members of your district for an evening of food, fellowship, and recognition! This is a celebration of the year's success and a chance to thank our volunteers for all their great efforts in making Scouting happen in our communities!

Arrowhead District: Saturday February 29th @ 6pm
Edie Ryan's Family Restaurant in Coshocton, OH
Cost is $20. RSVP HERE

Zane Trace District: Saturday February 29th @ 6pm
Scouting Resource Center in Zanesville, OH
Cost $7. RSVP HERE

River Trails District: Thursday March 12th @ 5:30pm
First Christian Church in Cambridge, OH
Cost is $12. RSVP HERE
Upcoming Events
University of Scouting
Saturday March 28, 2020
Muskingum University in New Concord, OH

Cost is $25, includes lunch, event patch, and lots of giveaways!

Join many other parents and adult leaders for a day full of fun and informative workshops covering every program Scouting has to offer!

Lodge Leadership Development Lock-In!
February 22-23, 2020 @ MVSR

This is a FREE event for OA members! Join the youth leaders of the Netawatwees Lodge for a fun lock-in full of games, movies, food, more games, and a little bit of leadership training! Learn from the Lodge Chiefs how you can better your experience in the OA all while having a fun relaxing weekend with other OA members!

New River Trek

Raft, Camp, Fish!
2020 Summit Contingent
The Muskingum Valley Council has scheduled a contingent to experience the New River Trek Program at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. There are still some adult and youth slots available in the contingent.

June 12 - 19, 2020

Cost is $1000
Secure your spot today with a non-refundable $150 deposit.

2020 Silver Beaver Honorees:
Ron Ashcraft of Troop 257
Kevin Pinson of Troop 128
Dale Arnold of Troop 406
Council Annual Meeting and
Silver Beaver Recognition
Thursday February 20th at 6:00pm
Zanesville Country Club

Join us in celebrating a great year of Scouting in the Muskingum Valley Council! Help us recognize some outstanding Scouters who will receive the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a council can bestow on a volunteer.

This is a FREE event! All are welcome!

Summer Camp Leaders Meeting
Saturday March 7th @ MVSR
10am - 12pm in the Dining Hall
Wood Badge Luncheon to Follow!

Come to MVSR to hear from Camp Director Dominic and other staff about all that will be offered this summer at camp! This year's theme is "Myths and Legends"

Pay a $25 deposit per Scout to receive the "early bird" gift! This payment can be made online anytime, at the Scout Shop, or on March 7th at camp.
Wood Badge Luncheon
Immediately following Summer Camp Leader Meeting on March 7th at MVSR

This potluck meal is provided by past Wood Badge course staff and participants. EVERYONE is welcome!! Please make a donation at your discretion. Proceeds will go to support the Wood Badge Scholarship Fund.

2020 Wood Badge Course will be held at MVSR over 5 days (2 weekends)
August 21-23 and September 19-20
Scouts BSA Spring Camporee
April 17-19, 2020
Washington County Fairgrounds, Marietta, OH
Hosted by Tony Durm with Troop 207

This camporee will include historic tours of downtown Marietta, OH and possible museum and stern-wheeler tours! More details to be announced soon!

All Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing Crews are welcome! This is a council-wide event!
Annual Gathering of Eagles
Saturday April 11, 2020 @ 5:30pm
Dresden United Methodist Church
Cost is $15 per attendee

Calling all Eagles! This dinner event is for ALL Eagle Scouts with their families. Come join us for an evening of fun and fellowship as we celebrate the past year's accomplishments and recognize some amazing Eagle Scouts!

Hosted by the Council's National Eagle Scout Association committee.

Order of the Arrow
Spring Ordeal & Fellowship
May 1-3, 2020
Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
Registration is 6-8pm Friday night

Cost is $45 per Ordeal Candidate, $25 per Brotherhood Candidate, and $15 per OA Member

If your Troop or Crew needs an OA representative to perform Unit Elections at a meeting, please contact your Chapter Advisor. Contact info can be found here.
National Youth Leadership Training
August 2-7, 2020 @ MVSR
Cost is $175 per participant

Cub Scout Shoot-o-ree
Saturday May 16, 2020 @ MVSR
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost is $15 per family, lunch included

Enjoy a day of all things shooting sports at camp! BBs, archery, slingshots, water rockets, and more!
Save the Date
Outdoor Leader Training for
Cub Scout and Scouts BSA adults
May 15-16, 2020 @ MVSR
"Nuts for Scouting"
Product sale fundraiser, earn your way to summer camp.
Sale begins in March
Beaver Day
May 30, 2020
Service day to prep MVSR for summer camp, lunch included.
Summer Camps
Cub Scout Day Camps
Save the dates for Cub Scout Day Camps!

Guernsey County: June 8-11 @ Deerassic Park in Cambridge, OH

Washington County: June 10-12 @ Broughton Nature Preserve in Marietta, OH

Zane Trace District: June 15-19 @ Shelley & Sands in Zanesville, OH

Arrowhead District: June 22-26 @ Floral Valley Community Center in Howard, OH
Scouts BSA Summer Camp
5 full weeks of "Myths and Legends" summer camp fun at MVSR!!!

Week 1: June 14-20
Week 2: June 21-27
Week 3: June 28 - July 4
Week 4: July 5-11
Week 5: July 12-18

Cost is $270 per Scout and $80 per Adult

Venturing Camp 2020!
June 28 - July 4 @ MVSR

Venturing Camp 2020 is a unique experience for Venture Scouts and Scouts BSA (14+) interested in the Venturing Program.
Venturing Camp offers a dedicated Venturing experience complete with Advancement and High  Adventure!

Cost is $270 per youth and $80 per adult

Cub Scout Resident Camp
July 23-26, 2020
Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
Cost is $125 per youth and $50 per adult

Camp theme is "Myths and Legends" enjoy 4 days and 3 nights of Cub Scout camping summer fun! Belt loop advancements at each Cub Scout rank starting at Tiger. Enjoy crafts, swimming, fishing, shooting sports, games, camping and more!

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