August 2020
Muskingum Valley Council Scouts and Scouters!
Important Updates
Use the following resources to help boost your unit's membership this fall! Even in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty, Scouting Continues and we have lots of opportunities for growth! Check out these great resources or contact our Council Vice President of Membership for ideas: Email Traci Saffell




Also see our #MVCSignsUp, Cub Scouting 101 Live event, and the National Family Fun Fest to use as recruitment tools!
If you missed your district kick-off, please contact your district executive to get your yard signs! Or stop by the Scouting Resource Center to pick them up.
It's that time of year again! Here's a timeline of the Muskingum Valley Council 2020 Popcorn Sale:

August and September
· Have a budget for your Scouts’ “Ideal Year of Scouting”, set your sales goal and empower youth to make it happen. 
· Have your own UNIT POPCORN KICKOFF! Our studies have shown that units that have a kickoff continuously increase their sale from the previous year!
· Make sure your unit has a checking account. Transactions should NOT be handled through personal checking accounts. 
· Scouts registered before September 1st will receive their sales materials in the mail around September 25. You must personally distribute materials to new Scouts that you sign up in September. 
 
 
Wednesday, September 2— Show and Sell orders due. 
 
Saturday, September 19 — Units pick up their Show and Sell order
 
Friday, Sept 25 — Sale Begins!
 
October 1, 8 & 15— Blitz Forms due Scouts need to submit their filled up take order forms by 5:00pm to the Council Service Center, or to jeffery.pickett@scouting.org
 
October 31 — Show & Sell payment due, Prize and Popcorn Take Order Due and ALL RETURNS Due
· Units MUST order product and prizes on-line.
· These items need to be brought to the Council Service Center or e-mailed to jeffery.pickett@scouting.org :
· Copy of prize order and popcorn order from website. 
· Copies for all “FILL IT UP” winners (we only need one “FILL IT UP” page).
· List of all Scouts that sold with their total sale amout (use page at end of this guide).
· Chairman should also remember to bring registrations and payment for unregistered youth members. 
 
November 21 (9 am to 10 am) - Take Order Distribution Day and payment due date
· Popcorn is distributed to units through one distribution point. All products must be picked up at the distribution point on this date. It will not be delivered to your unit.
 
Scouting Resource Center and Scout Shop
Muskingum Valley Council Scouting Resource Center and Scout Shop
Located at 734 Moorehead Avenue in Zanesville, OH

Scout Shop Store Hours:
Monday:11:30am-6pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Professional Staff - Contact Info

Scout Executive: Ed.Mulholland@scouting.org

Arrowhead District: Evan.Siefke@scouting.org

River Trails District: Amanda.Wisniewski@scouting.org

Zane Trace District / Assistant Scout Executive: Jeffery.Pickett@scouting.org
Upcoming Events
Here's the link for the Cub Scouting 101 live zoom session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83755005969?pwd=NVBVVHpQcmRId0dEc25XUHp5Yzg1QT09

Be sure to invite new or prospective Cub Scout parents!
Click here for details or to sign up for the national Family Fun Fest via Facebook Live on September 12th!

This is a great event for ALL Cub Scouts and families AND for families not yet involved in Scouting to see what it's all about! Use this as a tool for your unit's recruitment efforts! Share on your Facebook page!
This event is for ALL Scouters! We will offer Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO: training for Cub Scout leaders) and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS training for Scouts BSA leaders) together for those leaders that need the training - these courses are required to be able to take Scouts on overnight outdoor activities.

For those of you who have already been trained, we have some fun outdoor skills sessions and competitions lined up for you! So come on out to MVSR for a fun weekend geared just for adult leaders!

Visit our registration page to see more details and to sign up: https://scoutingevent.com/467-ole2020
For those of you planning to take your unit on a high adventure trek (Philmont, backpacking in back country, Northern Tier, etc) or if you just want to be prepared for anything in the outdoors, we are offering a ECSI Wilderness First Aid course! Space is limited, so be sure to sign up ASAP!

Visit our registration page to see more details or to sign up: https://scoutingevent.com/467-wfa2020
Save the Date
Wood Badge new course date:
March 19-21, 2021 and April 17-18, 2021
Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
Cost is $250 per participant
Jamboree On The Air/Internet
This is an international Scouting event, talk to Scouts from all over the world!
October 16-18, 2020
Winter Klondike Derby
January 22-24, 2021 @ MVSR
2021 Merit Badge College
Location TBD
January 9, February 6, and March 27
Muskingum Valley Council, BSA | 740-453-0571| www.mvcbsa.org
  SHOP at your council Scout Store; every sale helps our council be the best in the area!