The Miami Valley Council Welcomes Jeff Schiavone
Jeff Schiavone began his Scouting career as district executive at the Buckeye Council in Canton, Ohio. He moved on to Simon Kenton Council in Columbus, Ohio as the senior district executive, was promoted to field director, and later promoted again to director of field service. Jeff enjoys sailing, golfing, hiking, and travelin g. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a five-year-old daughter, Alexa. Upon selection to the new role, Jeff shared, "I am humbled and honored to have been selected to serve the volunteers and youth of the Miami Valley Council as your next Scout Executive. As we embark on our Council's centennial anniversary, we have so much to be proud of and so much to look forward to. I am excited about our future and can't wait to share the journey with all of you."

Please join us in welcoming Jeff as he joins us to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people we serve in our communities.
Popcorn Sale Youth Kickoff

Join us on August 13th or August 20th for our council wide popcorn kickoff! This is your opportunity to learn about how to have the best sale ever! The event will be from 1 till 4 pm and you can park at either the SLTC or the K-Lodge at Cricket Holler Scout Camp! This event is for the whole family to enjoy! If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Lawrie at 937-665-1071.
Purchasing Rank Advancement and Merit Badges at the Scout Shop
Just a friendly reminder that it has been both Council and Scout Shop policy to have written advancement paperwork turned in at time of purchase for rank and merit badges.
Several units have attempted to purchase rank advancement and merit badges in the Scout Shop without a printed advancement report. If your unit is using TroopMaster, ScoutBook, or any of the other advancement tracking software, please print a copy of your advancement report to turn in at the Scout Shop. If you need help producing these reports, contact your district executive.
Corporate Clays
The Corporate Clays Challenge is all new this year! You can support Scouting at this great fundraiser on October 13th beginning at noon for a great afternoon of shooting sports. This year's event will feature 100 rounds which includes 50 rounds of trap, 25 rounds of skeet, and 25 rounds of five-stand. The day begins with lunch and concludes with awards and drawings for a shotgun and a handgun.  Sponsorships are still available and team registrations are now being taken. For more information contact, Jeanne Lawrie or call (937) 665-1071.
3...2...1... Blast Off!
Is your pack ready to blast into Scouting?  Fall recruitment time is here and the Miami Valley Council is ready to help you bring more boys into your pack - including Lions!  Yes, you read that right, we are now ready to offer Kindergarteners and their families the opportunity to ignite the fun with Scouting.  Leaders, don't get left on the launch pad.
Scout Shop Tax Exempt Day
Ohio is having a sales tax holiday on sales of clothing, and school supplies. The holiday does not include any items purchased for use in trade or business. This is a one-time sales tax holiday that is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. and end on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
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