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The Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, first established in 1918, has a proud heritage of camping and outdoor activities for young men and women in the Miami Valley. The Miami Valley Council has grown so that it now encompasses the five-county region of Montgomery, Darke, Preble, Miami, and Shelby Counties, and serves over 4,200 youth, 150 units, two camps, The Harry F. Schiewetz Leadership Training Center and Council Service Center located in Dayton.

Scouting Motto
Be Prepared.

Our Mission
Our mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Our Vision
The Miami Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America will prepare youth to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath
On my Honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.


The Miami Valley Council is divided into four well-organized districts focused on the communities they serve across five counties in southwestern Ohio.

Each district is served by a professional staff member, called a District Executive. The District Executive, with the District Chairman and District Commissioner, leads hundreds of adult volunteer leaders in providing a Scouting program to the youth members in the community.


The Sunwatch District serves Scouting youth, parents, and adult volunteers in the communities of Brookville, Clayton, Dayton, Englewood, Huber Heights, Trotwood, and Vandalia.

District Leadership

Kelly Redman
District Chairman

Pam Billingsley
District Commissioner

John King
Senior District Executive

Two Rivers

The Two Rivers District serves Scouting youth, parents, and adult volunteers in Miami and Shelby Counties.

District Leadership

Bruce Ordway
District Chairman

Ernie Shaw
District Vice President

Jay Scharenberg
District Commissioner

Lilly Pinhas
District Executive

Wayne Trace

The Wayne Trace District serves Scouting youth, parents and adult volunteers in Darke and Preble Counties.

District Leadership

District Chairman

Mark A. Davis
District Commissioner

John King
Senior District Executive

Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers District serves Scouting youth, parents, and adult volunteers in the communities of Centerville, East Dayton, Kettering, Miamisburg, Miami Township, Moraine, Oakwood, Riverside, Washington Township and West Carrollton, and Germantown.

District Leadership

Steven Sherbet
District Vice Chair

District Chairman

Jay Shankel
Senior District Executive

George Bratz
District Commissioner

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Miami Valley Council is led by an Executive Board and Committee, comprised of: the Council President, Council Commissioner, Scout Executive, Vice Presidents, Directors, and District Chairs.


Larry Hodapp
Council President
James Crawford
Council Commissioner
Steve Sherbet
Heather Corbin
VP Revenue Development
Richard Kaiser
VP Marketing and Communications
Adam Blanchard
VP Membership
Rob Jacques
VP Operations
Brendan Greaney
VP Outdoor Adventures
William Althoff
VP Program
Jason Moles
Recent Past President
Jeffrey Schiavone
Scout Executive

2020-2021 executive board

Althoff, William
Arthur, Neil
Blaine, Erik
Blanchard, Adam
Corbin, Heather
Crawford, James
Crist, Connie
Eberhart, Greg
Elliot, Wade
Feuer, Mark
Frantz, John
Goodwin, Charles
Greaney, Brendan
Grimes, Ken
Hesser, Karen
Hodapp, Larry
Hubbard, Nicholas
Jacques, Rob
Kaiser, Richard
Krauss, Adam
McCabe, Sean
Mittelstaedt, John
Moles, Jason
Normile, James
Ordway, Bruce
Perkins, Kirk
Roberts, Leonard
Schaefer, Richard
Scott, Frank
Sewell, Grant
Sherbet, Steven
Stull, Paul
Volk, Steve
Weikel, Frank

about our programs

The units within the Miami Valley Council provide the ultimate combination for youth development and family connection: proven programs, dedicated, ever-learning leaders and access to quality outdoor educational facilities. Discover the trail that’s right for you and your family.

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Scouting News

Submit your 2020 Nomination for The Silver Beaver Award

Submit your 2020 Nomination for The Silver Beaver Award

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award

COVID-19 UPDATE 11/25/2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 11/25/2020

Montgomery County Elevated to Level 4 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – The State of Ohio

National BSA Chapter 11 Financial Restructure, Update on Bar Date and Claims

Dear Scouting Family—   As the national organization reaches a significant moment in its bankruptcy

Scout Shop Hours Changing

Scout Shop Hours Changing

Effective Monday, November 2nd, the front desk at the Council Service Center will be staffed

Guidelines to Restart Scouting Safely

Guidelines to Restart Scouting Safely

The care and protection of our Scouts, families, and leaders are always the top priority.

MVC Clay Classic – $50,000 Raised!

MVC Clay Classic – $50,000 Raised!


2020 Unit Rechartering

All units (packs, troops, teams, crews, posts) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting

Blitz for Switch Winner!

Blitz for Switch Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of our online popcorn sales blitz week: Nathan F. from Pack

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Upcoming Events

Thu 28

Commissioners Cabinet Meeting

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Sat 30

Wayne Trace Cub Klondike – Cub Klondike

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Feb 04

Sunwatch District Roundtable – Safe Scouting

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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