ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Scouting Resource Center.
Muskingum Valley Council has a three-phase expansion and renovation project for their current Resource Center. Scout Executive Ed Mulholland said phase one is constructing a storage building, phase two is an expansion of the conference room and making the restrooms handicap accessible, while phase three is doubling the size of the scout store and renovating the office space.
“So when you think of [boy scouts] you think of camping in the woods, merit badges, all the training, and character building they get,” Mulholland said. “You don’t think of everything that happens here at the Scouting Resource Center. Which is where all the planning, the recruiting, the training, and the preparation occurs to make all of those activities possible.”
Mulholland said they need the project done for their 2,000 scouts and about 1,000 volunteers. The total cost for the expansion and renovation project is $1.2 million.
“We have about $500,000 towards the renovation of the service center here, but we will need another $600,000 to complete phase three and we’re hoping the community will see the importance of this facility and keeping scouting strong and vibrant for the next 50 years,” said Mulholland.
The Scouting Resource Center Expansion and Renovation Project is a part of a project that started a few years ago.
“We’ve already built several cabins out at camp, built the Straker S.T.E.M. Center this past summer, we doubled the size of the dinning hall, and now we are down to the last piece which is the Resource Center,” said Mulholland.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Scouting Resource Center will be on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. located at 734 Moorehead Avenue, Zanesville.