What combines rockets, archery, and obstacle courses? It's the Scouts.
From 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Saturday afternoon, current and potential Boy and Girl Scouts attended a Scout About at dillon state park.
"The purpose of the event is to, build up interest in girl scouting and boy scouting and let people know that were around that were very active in the community and its a lot of fun," said Lindsay Collett of the Girl Scouts.
Cub Scout Pack 121 from Dresden had their annual Pinewood Derby race at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Sunday afternoon. Each Cub Scout was given a car kit with a wooden block, wheels, and nails to create their derby car.
"It's something the boy's really look forward to and they have a lot of fun doing it," said Dan Riley of pack 121. "And this is the 42nd year that our pack has done it so it's been around for a long time and it gets a...
The 'Send Your Boss to Camp' fundraiser starts Friday outside of the Boy Scouts on McIntire Avenue. It's a new fundraiser for the Muskingum Valley Boys Scouts and they plan on using the money to help off-set the cost of camp.
"The idea is that employees of various businesses have collected pledges to raise money to support scouting really but if they raise enough money, they send their boss out and he's got to camp for one night, tomorrow night," said Executive Director of...
Local Boy Scout troop 158, along with members of the Am Vets of Muskingum County, spent their Saturday morning remembering the men and women who gave their lives up for our country by visiting Greenwood Cemetery in Zanesville and placing an American flag on the nearly 600 graves of the veteran's who rest there.
"It's so nice to have the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts have been with us now, this will make the fifth year and we've got them pretty much education on what symbols to look...
Over 1200 scouts, parents and volunteers had a blast at Scoutfest, an event that took almost 18-months to plan.
"It's really to bring the scouting family together and the mission of scouting is really to show boys all the possibilities that are available to them in life. To open their eyes to opportunity and just to give them hands on experience in a variety of things," said Ed Mulholland, Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts.
It was a winter wonderland for campers at McGraw Edison Recreation Area.
Boy Scout Troop 128 spent the weekend bundled up in tents. Scoutmaster Kevin Pinson said they camp at a different park every month, regardless of the temperature outside.
"Everytime I tell someone I'm going camping this weekend, they tell me that I'm nuts, but there's no mosquitos, we don't need any ice for the coolers, and we have the place to ourselves," said Pinson. "I...
Area Boy Scouts got a lesson in gun safety, while working to raise money towards their upcoming outings.
Boy Scout Troop 137 hosted a Turkey Shoot at Briar Rabbit Shooting Sports in Zanesville. Participants took aim at targets with the closest bullets winning turkeys, hams and other holiday type meals. All proceeds raised benefit the scouts.
"Scout camps are a real expense, it's almost $200 a week now," expressed Assistant Scout Master Sam Paul. "The money they...