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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 3,200 youth, 120 units, Cricket Holler Scout Camp, The Harry F. Schiewetz Leadership Training Center and the 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.

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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 and Directors.


John Eckelberry
Council President
James Crawford
Council Commissioner
Steve Sherbet
Executive Vice President (Immediate Past President)
Bill Hibner
Treasurer and VP Finance
Greg Eberhart
VP Scout Safety
Adam Blanchard
VP Membership
Richard Kaiser
VP Marketing & Brand Strategy
Heather Corbin
VP Special Events
VP Revenue Development
VP Talent Development & Diversity
Tammy Sternick
VP Cub Scouts
VP Scouts BSA
Jeffrey Schiavone
Scout Executive

2023-2024 Executive Board

Blaine, Erik

Blanchard, Adam

Bolton, Doug

Corbin, Heather

Crawford, James

Eberhart, Greg

Eckelberry, John

Elliot, Wade

Feuer, Mark

Frantz, John

Grimes, Kenneth

Hesser, Karen

Hibner, Bill

Hodapp, Larry

Houseman, Jesse

Hubbard, Nicholas

Kaiser, Richard

McCabe, Sean

McMurray, Glen

Moles, Jason

Ordway, Bruce

Perkins, Kirk

Plattenburg, Judd

Schaefer, Richard

Sewell, Grant

Sherbet, Steven

Sternik, Tammy

Stull, Paul

Thompson, Dormetria

Volk, Steve

Williams. Mark

Weikel, Frank

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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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