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Scout Executive’s Blog – June 2018

Excited and nervous – all at the same time

Do you remember what it was like when you got married, or when you brought your baby home from the hospital? I remember being excited and nervous all at the same time, and I feel a bit that way now here at Mohegan.

During the month of May:

  • We received a $73,000 grant from a super family foundation for continued physical improvements at Treasure Valley.
  • We had over 11,000 racers and families visit Treasure Valley over Mother’s Day weekend for Spartan Race’s Boston Sprint. That’s a lot of people that now know Scouting is alive and well. And Spartan always leaves our camp better than they found it.
  • Both Nashua Valley Council and ours held their Annual Council meetings where an overwhelming affirmative vote was cast to move forward with the merger of our operations.

In early June:

  • We held our 36th Annual Golf Outing for Scouting with 72 golfers and lots of great sponsors. Fun and supporting Scouting, that’s a great combo!
  • June 4th we’ll be spending our recent $108,000 grant from the George W. Magee Trust as we finish the repave of the East Camp road. This is a major improvement that will provide us a solid road for twenty years or longer.
  • June 6th, we kick off our Program year and launch locally the new Cub Family program. At the National Meeting I attended last week I learned that early adopters have recruited one new boy for every two girls that they have enrolled. They found the new girls had brothers who had never tried Scouting and wanted to after seeing their sisters have so much fun.
  • June 13th the new Mohegan Lodge on Boonesville Plain will be dedicated and we’ll hold our annual Friends of Treasure Valley picnic.

And I haven’t mentioned the WIIC Pow Wow, Walker Memorial, Catholic Committee Adult awards dinner or the new Popcorn Kernel Academy.

It’s a dynamic time in Mohegan Council and we continue to be willing to try something new that might help us deliver the best program for our kids. I’m excited, and a bit nervous, but I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

See you at camp,
Jeff