It is with great pride that the Mohegan Council announces that Outdoor Program Director Ian Snyder will be advancing his Scouting journey in New Hampshire with the Daniel Webster Council this fall.
Ian has been with the Council since 2015, first as the Director of Cub Scout Day Camp. He then took on the role of Outdoor Program Director, overseeing Council camping activities including the direction of Treasure Valley Scout Reservation.
Scouters play many roles; Ian also advises the Order of the Arrow, Properties Committee, Outdoor Program Committee, Friends of Treasure Valley, and TVEX Committee.
Providing guidance to our seasonal camp staff, volunteer committees, and camp ranger, Ian achieved the primary objective he was hired to accomplish: spearhead the revitalization of Treasure Valley. In the past few summers, downward camper attendance trends have turned around, the property looks better than ever, and TVSR is becoming a sought-after destination for camping and adventure.
Ian is the type of Professional Scouter that any Council wants on their team; a strategic thinker, an authentic leader, and someone who lives by the Scout Oath and Law always. We know that Ian will go far in everything he does and will provide the Daniel Webster Council and the Scouting movement an invaluable resource of knowledge and leadership.
Ian will be sorely missed and will leave big shoes to fill. His institutional knowledge of our camp and program are not easy to pass on, and we strive to fill his position well before he leaves; it has already been advertised to other Professional Scouters in the movement looking to come to our area.
The Council wishes Ian and his wife, Maura, the very best in the next leg of their journey.
Personal Statement from Ian Snyder, Outdoor Program Director
To all Mohegan Scouts and Scouters, TVSR Volunteers and supporters, friends and colleagues,
Thank you for your support these last few years. It has been my pleasure and honor to serve Mohegan Council and Treasure Valley Scout Reservation. We, as a Scouting community, have accomplished so much together with the common goal of providing a better program for our Scouts and campers. TVSR is on a new path for continued growth with a strong program, experienced staff, and an overall sustainable property because of the hard work we have invested.
I have often referred to the History of Treasure Valley by Michael McQuaid in my closing remarks at our campfires and I will once more, over the last 93 years dozens of men and women have served in the role I currently hold, each of them contributing their best to the betterment of our camp. My only hope is that I have served well as a steward of the camp these last few years and will leave the camp better than I found it.
My wife Maura and I are excited to move back to New Hampshire to be closer to family members in the Exeter area. I am grateful to the Daniel Webster Council for the opportunity to serve another Scouting Community while also accomplishing my family’s personal goals. The Scouting profession has provided me with great opportunities for leadership, growth, and exciting adventures. I am looking forward to the next chapter in my Scouting journey.
I look forward to sharing another summer season with many of you out at camp! It’s going to be a great season with as much fun, adventure, and achievement that we can fit into it! Come join us!
See you at camp,