Exploring After Dark – Tuesday, November 14

Are you a high school student thinking about your future?

Join other High School Students in a fun evening of behind-the-scenes tours of 4 local businesses.  Learn about the careers available, the education required, and the lifestyle you can expect.

Arrive at 5 PM at the Zane State College dining room to sign-in and get your bus number.  By 5:30 you’ll be loading the bus and headed to your first tour.  Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes including time to ask questions and interact with career professionals.

At 10 PM all buses will return to Zane State where you will enjoy pizza and soda before heading home.

Thanks to generous support from the Core E Rogge Foundation, the cost for this event is now just $5 per student.  We are limited to 80 students so please register soon!

Register now! 

Beginning Next Fall Girls Are Welcome To Join Cub Scouting

For years, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting have given young men opportunities to excel, do new things, develop character and leadership while preparing for life. Now young ladies will also have those same opportunities.  Beginning in the fall of 2018, Cub Scout Packs will have the option of adding all-girl dens.  Existing Boy Scout Troops will remain unchanged.  Beginning in 2019 chartering organizations will have the opportunity to organize Troops for Girls only. They will all follow the same program requirements.

The Scout Oath and Law are not gender specific and many parents have been asking why we won’t let their daughters benefit from our great program.  Here is the official BSA press release announcing the upcoming change:

BSA Press Release Welcoming Girls

2017 Silver Beaver Award Nominations Due December 15th

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award a local council may bestow upon a volunteer.  The list of Silver Beaver awardees from the Muskingum Valley Council is a whose-who of dedicated game-changers who have left a significant legacy that will impact young people for years to come.  Do you know a Scouting volunteer deserving of this recognition?  Please consider taking the time to submit a nomination form.


It’s ‘Back to Cub Scouts’ time

Each fall we reach out to every family and invite them to join us on the Scouting adventure.  This year, our Cub Scout recruiting theme is


Cub Scouts will each build an ‘out of this world’ STOMP rocket kit and they’ll have plenty of opportunity to launch their rocket!


(Cub Scout Leaders building STOMP Rockets at the Fall Membership Kickoff.)


Follow the Cub Scout Recruiting Guide to ensure a successful recruiting season for your Cub Scout Pack.  Troops are asked to assist Packs with the Cub Scout Recruiting events.  Your Scouts can be a big help providing real fun for the new Cub Scouts while their parents learn all about this terrific opportunity for their family.

Visit the Membership tab above, or click here to learn more.

Welcome Hunter Baker to the Team!

We are  pleased to announce that Hunter Baker has been hired full-time to lead the Scout Shop and handle fundraising record keeping.  Hunter began her work for the council early this year while still attending Ohio University Zanesville.  This spring she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Applied Management.   

Hunter is a graduate of John Glenn High School and lives in New Concord.  She is a member of the United Methodist Church and likes to spend time with friends and family. 

Hunter has done an exceptional job thus far and she has demonstrated the desire and ability to take on more challenges.  

Please join us in welcoming Hunter to this new position with the council.

Exciting times for the Future of Scouting!

AUGUST 30 Update:  We have had a slight delay as we negotiate the moving of a gas line that passes under the new storage building.  We expect to have the gas line removed by mid sept and then construction will proceed.

On Tuesday, August 15th, the community gathered to help Scouts break ground on the expansion and renovation of the Scouting Resource Center in Zanesville.  Cub Scout Carson Shockley, Eagle Scout Alex Pinson, and Venture Scout Julia Roberts each turned the first dirt, symbolizing the start of the construction.  These three Scouts represent the thousands of young people who will benefit from Scouting over the next fifty years, thanks to this project.


The expansion and renovation is the last project of a five year capital campaign.  Already, generous donors to the campaign have funded the construction of a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) center, doubling the size of the dining hall, and construction of the Silver Beaver Village consisting of 5 cabins and a shower house. This final project will cost $1.2 million.  A good portion of this has already been raised and we hope to raise the final $600,000  in the next 6 months.