Bill Kiefaber to Lead BSA Simon Kenton Council Board

Bill Kiefaber

Bill Kiefaber, president and CEO of Marketing Works, was recently named Board President of the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Simon Kenton Council is one of the nation’s largest councils, serving 19 counties in central and southern Ohio and Greenup County in northern Kentucky. The council is staffed by more than 25 professional and administrative Scouters, with more than 4,300 adult volunteers delivering the Scouting program to nearly 8,500 youth.

“Scouting had such a profound impact on my life and my family that I am eager to continue to give back to the organization in this role,” Kiefaber said. “Scouting is not about the individual, but the collective and the Simon Kenton Council exemplifies the best of that mindset. We have an incredible group of leaders, volunteers, and partners who put the scouts and their development first.”

The Council is joined by about 300 charter partner organizations sponsoring Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, and Exploring Posts in its council. Through these partnerships, the council’s goal is to be the premier leader in youth development for central and southern Ohio and Greenup County, Kentucky.

In addition, the council maintains and operates four year-round camps that include 1,152 acres of woods, forests, ponds, trails, and camping sites. Youth served include boys and girls ages 5-20 living in urban, rural, and suburban areas.

At least 1,000 youth participate in Simon Kenton Council’s ScoutReach program. Through this special program, youth in the most at-risk areas of central Ohio are delivered the full Scouting program at little to no cost to the Scout’s family. Through stipend program aids, the ScoutReach program is delivered to Scouts after school in partnership with Columbus City Schools.

If you would like to be a part of scouting in central and southern Ohio or Greenup County, Kentucky, please reach out for more information. There are many ways to get involved at any age.

“From joining as a scout to participating as an adult leader to simply donating time, talent, or treasure, we welcome all,” Kiefaber said.

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