who we are
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
The Miami Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America will dedicate itself to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity where each youth, volunteer, and employee feels a sense of belonging and builds communities where every person feels respected and valued.
We do this by ensuring that all people involved in the Scouting program are treated with respect and understanding, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, religion, physical ability, or political belief.
We seek to create a positive and welcoming environment toward those who have not yet experienced Scouting and whose backgrounds and experiences will enrich our movement and prepare young people to serve as successful members and leader of our nation’s increasingly diverse communities.
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.
The Two Rivers District serves Scouting youth, parents, and adult volunteers in Miami and Shelby Counties.
The Wayne Trace District serves Scouting youth, parents and adult volunteers in Darke and Preble Counties.
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.
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.
2021-2022 CORPORATE OFFICERS
VP Revenue Development
VP Marketing and Communications
VP Outdoor Adventures
Immediate Past President
2021-2022 executive board
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.
Our goal as the Miami Valley Council is to become the most impactful youth organization in our region; to be known as a force for good; to build stronger communities and tomorrow's leaders.