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.
Organization-Wide 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.
Unit Service – We will successfully integrate former Washington District into the Muskingum Valley Council, BSA
Membership – Add Washington District scouters to the membership committee and share best practices to form a stronger membership committee
Program – 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.
Membership – We will successfully integrate girls into all aspects of the scouting program in Muskingum Valley Council, BSA
Membership – 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
Program – Be proactive in recruiting and training den leaders and troop leaders for young women.
Finance – We will develop new funding sources and strengthen existing fundraising to ensure long-term financial stability of MVCBSA
Membership – Run promotional events and raise funds to send youth to camp
Program – Develop activities to raise funds in each of our counties and to evaluate the success of these events over time.
Finance – 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