Exciting times for the Future of Scouting!

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.

Scout Day at Roscoe Village – August 19th

Scout Day at Roscoe Village

Here’s an educational and fun activity for your Scout Unit or Scouting families.  Camp free at MVSR Friday night and then head 6 miles up the road to the Historic Roscoe Village.  Scouts will meet the smithy and watch him work magic with metal.  They can visit the dentist and learn how it was done back in the day – scary! There is a movie about the Ohio – Erie canal and a numerous other stops around town.  There are two craft projects for each scout.  There will be a canal boat ride, and admission to the Johnson Humrickhouse Museum which contains an excellent collection of Indian and frontier items along with many other displays and artifacts including pre-historic tools.  All this for only $10 per Scout!  The camping is optional and free at Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation.

Register online here!

Order of the Arrow – Fall Ordeal Weekend

Fall Ordeal Weekend – September 1-3, 2017 @ MVSR

All OA members and Ordeal Candidates are welcome to join us at MVSR Friday through Sunday September 1-3, 2017 for a great weekend of fellowship and service.  Ordeal Candidates see the Candidate Information page for packing list and details.

All members and candidates please register online for Fall Ordeal by Friday August 25th.



Program Planning and Budgeting Tool

Use this form to enter your proposed activities and anticipated costs.  It will automatically calculate your total budget, and the amount of popcorn each scout should sell to pay for their ideal year of scouting!


Take time this summer to plan an exciting year, then bring this completed form to our August 12th Popcorn and Membership Kickoff at MVSR to earn extra commission in this year’s sale!

2017 National Scout Jamboree

Jamboree 2017Since the first National Scout Jamboree was held in the summer of 1937 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the jamboree has become Scouting’s flagship event. In the summer of 2013, the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve welcomed Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience with world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports.  In 2017, SBR and the jamboree will be even better.

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will take place July 19 – 28, 2017 at the Summit in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  Want to find out more?  There’s a one-stop shop for registering, additional information, and all kinds of details at http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/
Leader selection will be taking place in the Fall of 2015.  Click here for a leadership interest form: Adult interest form
Youth who are interested in attending should fill out this form: Youth interest form
Please send completed forms to the Council Scouting Service Center