2024 Celebration of Scouting

Unit Leaders,

Your Unit is invited to join the Council as we celebrate the past year of Scouting and recognize Scouts and Scouters for their continued service to youth and our communities. 

Saturday, February 24th 

3:30m Doors Open

4pm Gathering, Unit Photo’s, Exhibits

5pm Dinner, Awards, Prizes

Deerassic Park Education Center

14250 Cadiz Road, Lore City, Ohio

Plan now to bring your entire Unit; Parents, Leaders, Scouts, Sponsors, and Supporters.  Join us for a fun and energetic evening featuring exhibits, dinner, awards and prizes! 



Spaghetti with Meat or Meatless Sauce 





Individual Tickets for Scouts and Scouters are just  $10 per person!


Door Prizes

Best Cub Scout Centerpiece

Best Scouts BSA/Venturing Centerpiece

Council President’s Award

Silver Beaver Awards

Distinguished Silver Beaver Awards

North Star Award

James E. West Endowment Awards

Presidential Volunteer Service Medal

District Leadership Awards

Unit Leadership Awards

2023 MVSR Summer Camp Appreciation Awards

Top Popcorn Sellers:  (Youth/Unit)

Top Nuts/Candy Sellers  (Youth/Unit)

Top Recruiters (Youth/Unit)

 Please view the Unit Planning Guide to learn about all of the different activities and opportunities that will be offered at the Celebration of Scouting!

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
~Muhammad Ali


  • Various door Prizes
  • Best Cub Scout Centerpiece
  • Best Scouts BSA/Venturing Centerpiece
  • Top Popcorn Sellers:  (Youth/Units)
  • Top Nuts/Candy Sellers  (Youth/Units)
  • Top Recruiters (Youth/Units)
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
  • 2023 MVSR Summer Camp Appreciation Awards
  • District Leadership Awards
  • Unit Leadership Awards
  • Endowment Awards
  • Council President’s Award
  • 2023 Silver Beaver Awards
  • 2023 Distinguished Silver Beaver Awards


Part of the fun will be visiting all the exhibits.  Learn about camping and training opportunities. Meet your Wood Badge and NYLT course directors, learn about the Order of the Arrow, 2024 Summer Camp and more.  Scouts, parents and leaders will find plenty to see and learn.   

Unit Photos

Be sure you bring  the whole unit for a group photo with this incredible giant deer!   Units will be sent an 8 x10 copy and the photos will be used in the Council’s annual report.   (The deer is so big, it is easy to see which looks better; the deer or the SE.)


This will be the biggest Celebration of Scouting all year.  Every sponsor and participant will receive a copy of the program to keep.  Parents, Charter Organizations, Units and Businesses may help recognize and celebrate a Scout, Scout Leader or Unit by placing an ad in the program.  Congratulate an Eagle Scout, a new Cub Scout, a rank earned, a great leader or even Scouting in general.  Ads will help pay for the many prizes, awards and recognitions distributed throughout the event.

1 Line-$25         1/4 page—$50          1/2 page-100          Full Page $250

Various sponsors will also be needed to help finance the awards and prizes.  Persons or businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact:

Ed. Mulholland @ 740-891-8922  ($250, $500,  & $1,000 opportunities)

Please send verbiage/text you would like to use, business logo’s, as well as graphic requests to : celebrationofscoutingmvc@gmail.com 

Centerpiece Contest

Time to bring out the creative nature within your Scouts and parents!  Each Unit will have an opportunity to decorate their table in a patriotic Scouting theme.  Your table is your canvas; show us what you got! (Just remember to leave space to eat your meal)  All participants will get a chance to vote by dropping a token on the table; but they can’t vote for their own centerpiece!  Prizes and recognition for the winners.

Deerassic Park Visitor Center

When you arrive, you’ll have time to tour the new Deerassic Park Visitor Center.  With beautiful dioramas of wildlife, hands-on learning experiences, even a slide, you and your Scouts will find adventure and fun!

Unit Flag Parade

As part of our opening ceremony, we will have a parade of flags  which will then frame the stage for the duration of the evening.  Each unit should bring their Unit and American flag (and their flag stands).  Two unit members should be selected to carry the flags for the opening.  This will be an awesome, photogenic moment—bring the cameras!  (Units may reclaim their flags and stands at the conclusion of the event.)

Unit Leadership Recognition

We will be recognizing and thanking each unit’s leaders.  Please be sure to invite your Charter Representative and/or members of your charter organization so they may also be recognized .  Without Charter partners, most units would not exist for very long.  The Key Three (Unit Leader, Committee Chair, Charter Representative) provide untold time, talent and treasure—help us thank them by ensuring they attend!