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Aviation Merit Badge for Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America
April 30, 2018
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  • ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Some local scouts were able to see several planes up close and personal.

    Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America’s Field Director, Jeff Pickett said the Boy Scouts of America are always looking for different opportunities to show scouts as many unique opportunities in the world as possible. He said the scouts were shown how airplanes work and were able to come away with an aviation merit badge.

    “Aviation isn’t one of those merit badges that’s easily taught. It’s one that takes some specialized skill. We’ve got some great volunteers out here that are doing that and expanding the horizons of these young people,” said Pickett.

    Pickett said the kids were able to make airplanes from plates as well as learn about what is inside a cockpit. He said opportunities don’t always come along.

    “We’re very blessed here in Muskingum County to have Zanesville Aviation and Municipal Airport out here. Many towns our size doesn’t have this kind of great facility,” said Pickett.

    Pickett said the EAA Chapter 22, in Zanesville, made this special and unique opportunity possible for the Boy Scouts of America.