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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.

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.

District Leadership

Joey Mahler
District Vice 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 Chairman

Jay Scharenberg
District Commissioner

Amanda Schaedig
Senior 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

Bryan Waid
District Vice Chair of Operations

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.


Steve Sherbet
Council President
James Crawford
Council Commissioner
Bill Hibner
Heather Corbin
VP Revenue Development
Richard Kaiser
VP Marketing and Communications
Adam Blanchard
VP Membership
Brendan Greaney
VP Outdoor Adventures
William Althoff
VP Program
Larry Hodapp
Immediate Past President
Jeffrey Schiavone
Scout Executive

2021-2022 executive board

Althoff, William
Blaine, Erik
Blanchard, Adam
Bolton, Doug
Brill, Mike
Corbin, Heather
Crawford, James
Eberhart, Greg
Elliot, Wade
Feuer, Mark
Frantz, John
Fulks, Glenna
Greaney, Brendan
Grimes, Ken
Hesser, Karen
Hibner, Bill
Hodapp, Larry
Hubbard, Nicholas
Kaiser, Richard
McCabe, Sean
McMurray, Glen
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

The “Just a Half Mile More” 5K Run & Hike

The “Just a Half Mile More” 5K Run & Hike

It is once again time to plan for our annual 5K Run and Hike, hosted

A Scouter Called Home

A Scouter Called Home

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Miami Valley Scout

Join our Membership Drive this Fall with #YourScoutSign

Join our Membership Drive this Fall with #YourScoutSign

This fall over a thousand signs will be in the front yards of Scouters across

National Global Resolution Update from MVC

National Global Resolution Update from MVC

Dear Scouting Families and Friends: We want to provide an update for you regarding the
Volunteer Opportunities at our Service Center

Volunteer Opportunities at our Service Center

We would like to add you to the Miami Valley Council BSA Team! Many of

Dayton Dragons Scout Night

Dayton Dragons Scout Night

Scout Night with the Dayton Dragons is back!  Cheer on the home team as they
Look Who’s New at Miami Valley Council

Look Who’s New at Miami Valley Council

Please welcome Iris Martinez Jurgens to the Miami Valley Council team as the Development Director
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Upcoming Events

Tue 26

Two Rivers District Committee Meeting

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Thu 28

Commissioners Cabinet Meeting

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Nov 04

Two Rivers Roundtable

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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