Muskingum Valley Council
Strategic Plan for 2019, 2020, and 2021
MISSION – It is the mission of the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with community organizations, to provide a high-quality Scouting program which will foster in young people a commitment to serve God and country while developing ethical and moral character, personal fitness, mental maturity and leadership ability.
VISION – The Muskingum Valley Council is the area’s recognized leader in youth and family development.
Core Values – The Core Values which guide the Council are found in the Scout Oath and Law. We also know that a well-planned program, delivered by trained leaders, with a strong outdoor program supported by a good commissioner attracts and retains youth.
Competitive Advantage – Our nationwide network and 100 years of experience are unequalled in this community. Our camp property and outdoor programs engage youth and adults, creating unparalleled growth experiences. Leader training and youth protection programs are among the best available.
Strategies – The Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of
America (MVCBSA), is committed to providing resources and programming to help
all of our units succeed in delivering a program that will attract and retain
youth. Our Council has achieved success through the Journey to Excellence and
now faces opportunities to grow into the future.
This plan focuses on 4 of the main
functions of the Council and ways Council Committees will support each other
through shared success. Our strengths lie in our ability to form diverse teams
and accomplish more than we could as individuals.
Service – We will successfully integrate former Washington District into the Muskingum
Valley Council, BSA
– Add Washington District scouters to the membership committee and share best
practices to form a stronger membership committee
Encourage unit and council leaders from other counties to participate in events
in the former Washington district. Units from the former Washington
district will be encouraged to attend events in other counties of the Council.
– We will successfully integrate girls into all aspects of the scouting program
in Muskingum Valley Council, BSA
– Solicit membership in unusual places such as the mall and community events, gearing
recruiting towards the whole family and highlighting how the program will work
Be proactive in recruiting and training den leaders and troop leaders for young
We will develop new funding sources and strengthen existing fundraising to
ensure long-term financial stability of MVCBSA
– Run promotional events and raise funds to send youth to camp
Develop activities to raise funds in each of our counties and to evaluate the
success of these events over time.
Establish special events in all districts & keep volunteers engaged in
growing these events
Finance – Develop a big “Home
Run” event, expand “survivor” event and possible large “camp kick-off” event