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With the new year come many exciting opportunities for the Muskingum Valley Council.

We are very pleased to welcome the units of Washington and Pleasants counties that are officially joining us today! These units bring a wealth of experience and passion which can only make our council even better.

We will complete the expansion and renovation of our Scouting Resource Center this spring. The new facility will help us better serve Scouts and leaders throughout the council.

Beginning in February, we welcome young ladies in Scout Troops of their own. They will experience the same exciting and challenging program our boy Scouts have experienced for years. In their own troops they will have leadership opportunities as patrol leaders and senior patrol leaders. They will camp together and begin their trail to Eagle.

ScoutFest 2019 promises to be an awesome celebration of Scouting! Every Pack, Troop, Crew, and Post should plan to be a part of this weekend encampment. Units should be reserving their campsite now.

The annual Nut Sale is a great way for individual Scouts to earn money toward their summer camping adventures. Camp Director Dominic Lehman says it’s ‘Game-on!’ and he has some exciting plans for Summer Camp at MVSR.

The Council Staff wish you all an exciting, challenging and adventurous new year! We’re ready for some serious Scouting – see you on the trail!

Klondike Derby – January 25-27, 2019

Klondike Derby January 25-27 2019

Just before the turn of the last century, gold prospectors traveled the sub-zero reaches of Alaska by means of dogs and sleds. They camped out in all kinds of winter weather, and therefore needed adequate survival skills, which they learned from the native Eskimos.

Who: All Boy Scout Troops

What: Klondike Derby

Where: MVSR

When: Jan 25-26-27 (check in Friday 5-7pm)

Cost: $20 per youth, $10 per Adult

What to bring: Sleds, cold weather gear, fun, one 16 oz can of soup per attendee (no “cream of” soups),  every patrol must bring at least 2 auction items for Saturday Night


Register now!

2019 Philmont Contingent

Muskingum Valley Council has openings for Youth and Adults to be part of our Philmont Trek for the summer of 2019. This 13 day adventure consists of 12 days of backpacking and backcountry programs in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains.  If you are interested and meet the requirements below, complete the form on the back of this flyer to reserve your place for this mountaintop experience at the premier BSA high adventure base in America.


Youth: Philmont participants must be 14 years of age by date of arrival OR completed 8th Grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation.  Rank: First Class or higher

Adults: over 21, registered in the BSA

Subject to medical requirements

For more info and payment schedule, please see this flyer:


BSA has served Muskingum Valley youth for 100 years!

Thanks to the many Scouting families who came out to help us commemorate the beginning of our 100th year of service!  Think of that…100 years ago, folks were driving Model T’s and watching black-and-white Charlie Chaplin movies at the theater.  Today we drive SUV’s and F-150’s and we stream movies on our cell-phones!  Times have changed but one thing has remained constant: the Scout Oath and Law.

For the past 100 years, incredible volunteers have delivered the programs of Scouting and taught the meaning of the Oath and Law to thousands of youth right here in the Muskingum Valley.  Thank you for your role continuing this legacy!  And thank you for the privilege of serving you in this great Council!