A Message From the Council President
I want to take this opportunity to share that our Scout Executive, Doug Nelson, has accepted a position to serve as the Scout Executive of Northeast Illinois Council located in Highland Park, Illinois.  Doug has served our council the past nearly 6 years and I know that he will be missed greatly.  During Doug's tenure with the Miami Valley Council, we reduced our debt (with a plan to eliminate it later this year), made countless improvements to both our camp properties, moved into a new Council Service Center that has dramatically increased the awareness of and support for Scouting in our communities, improved our program outcomes, increased our impact in the community, and most recently achieved Gold JTE status.  These, and many more, are all accomplishments that we can and should be proud of.  It has taken the work of many to achieve this, but I hope you join me in acknowledging the leadership, dedication and commitment that Doug made to help us all achieve such success.

Jason Moles
Council President
National Youth Leadership Training
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Click Here to learn more and register your Scouts today!

Did Your Unit's Service Hours Get Recorded?
A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Some Good Turns are big saving a life, helping out after floods or other disasters, recycling community trash, working on conservation projects. But Good Turns are often small, thoughtful acts helping a child cross a busy street, going to the store for an elderly neighbor, cutting back brush that is blocking a sign, doing something special for a brother or sister, or welcoming a new student to your school. Anyone can get involved in a Good Turn.  After your unit completes any service project (Scouting for Food is an example). Don't forget to log the hours on the Journey to Excellence website

The Buckskin Trail is the premier Webelos and Boy Scout Leader Training conducted in the council annually.  Participants who complete the Trail will receive training for Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, Leader Specific: Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmaster Training, Outdoor Webelos Leader Training (OWL), and Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO). Click Here for more information.

Summer Camping Opportunities
Summer is just around the corner and we want all units to have a blast this summer! If you haven't registered for  Summer CampDay Camp, or  Cub Resident Camp, click the name of the summer program for more information. 
Scout Nights With The Dayton Dragons
The Dayton Dragons are offering several Scout Night Games, Scout Baseball Clinics and a game and an overnight at Fifth Third Field. Your Pack, Troop or Crew are entitled to great Scout rates for each of these events. Click Here for more information.

Friends of Scouting
Our strongest supporters are often those who know Scouting first-hand. To deliver on Scouting's mission, we need resources. The generous support of our donors allows us to bring the magic of Scouting to life.
   An investment in Scouting is an investment in America's future. Your support of Scouting will provide character development, citizenship training, and leadership skills to the youth in your community.  Here's where you come in!  Click to Learn More.

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