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FEBRUARY 2017
DAN BEARD COUNCIL HEADLINES

To learn more about Soles4Souls, please visit: www.danbeard.org/soles4souls

A big Dan Beard “thank you” to all the units who are participating in the Soles4Souls Used Shoe Drive!
 
ALL SHOES MUST BE TURNED IN ON FEBRUARY 5. Below are the locations and times for collection sites.
 
- The Scout Achievement Center
10078 Reading Road, 45241
11:00am - 3:00pm

- St. Thomas More Parish (East side),
800 Ohio Pike, 45245 11:00am - 2:00pm
(US Grant)

- Warren County Career Center (North side), 3525 N. St. Rt. 48, Lebanon, OH 45036 11:00am - 2:00pm (Hopewell and Ft. Hamilton)

- Newport Salvation Army (South side),
340 W. 10th St. 41071  11:00am - 2:00pm (Trailblazer)

- Green Twp. Administration Bldg. (West side) 6303 Harrison Ave. 45247
11:00am - 2:00pm (WHH)
The Dan Beard Council will honor the 2016 Class of Eagle Scouts in front of families and friends at a very special commemorative event on February 11, 2017. Over 300 proud Eagle Scouts earned the Eagle rank in 2016. Each Eagle Scout in attendance will be individually honored by Council CEO, Tom Dugger and local dignitaries. The event is free to attend for Eagle Scouts and their families, and each Eagle Scout in attendance also receives commemorative items thanks to the special contributions of many local supporters. To Learn more, visit www.danbeard.org/ECOH
Members of the community and local Scouters will gather on March 22, 2017 at the largest local fundraiser for local Scout youth. It is the pinnacle of the Friends of Scouting Campaign where 1,000’s of local volunteers efforts help to raise dollars to support local youth Scouting programs. The Good Scout Award Luncheon will also honor Bank of America Merrill Lynch with the Good Scout Award for its community efforts in supporting local youth. Highly decorated American Astronaut, Captain Mark Kelly will be the keynote speaker for the event. To learn more about the Good Scout Award Luncheon and how you can get involved, please visit:  www.danbeard.org/GSAL
Don’t miss out on the best camp opportunities for your Cub Scouts this summer! Registration is now open for Cub Camp Adventures. Every program option is offered at every camp to make choosing your camp session easy. For more information and to register, visit:  www.danbeard.org/cubcamp
FREE SLUSHIES! *
Scouts that register for Cub Camp Adventures! by March 31, 2017
will receive a free VIP cup and free slushies!

*Subject to one slushie per day. Slushies may be substituted.
Scout Advancement Updates
The National Council recently released an update to Cub Scout Advancements effective immediately.  These modifications are in response to feedback about the new Cub Scout program.

In addition, a reminder to all Boy Scout units that the transition period for the new Boy Scout Advancements has now ended.  As of January 1, 2017, all Boy Scouts  should be using the new Boy Scout advancement requirements.
Wood Badge Dinner - 02/26/17
Interested in Wood Badge, NYLT, or further developing leadership in your unit?  You’re invited to our Annual Wood Badge Dinner on Saturday, February 26th at the Camp Friedlander Dining Hall.  Spouses, significant others and family members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend.  A evening offers delicious dinner, a chance to learn about leadership programs, and to unite with past Wood Badge friends and meet new ones.  Register at www.danbeard.org/WBdinner
SCOUTING. DEVELOPING THE LEADER WITHIN
OTHER HEADLINES
Important Dates For The 2017 Camp Card Sale

Kick-off: February 6th (7:00pm - 8:30)

Order Period: February 7th - 14th (More info, coming soon!)

Distribution Week: March 20th

Official Sale Dates: March 20th - May 8th

Payment/Returns Due: May 15th

The Camp Card Sale has been designed to help Scouts earn their way to summer camp! The Camp Card is a “discount card” that offers deals at area businesses to the purchaser. The purchase price of a Camp Card is $10.00, and participating Scouts will earn 50% for each card they sell!

For more information, please visit:
Green
Camp Cleanup Days are an great way for boys to earn service hours while working to conserve our camp properties. Only through continued service can we ensure that the beautiful and natural areas of the Dan Beard Scout Reservation are preserved for future youth. Groups that participate learn about lake ecosystems and help create a healthy environment for the plants and animals that share our camps. 

To sign up for Camp Cleanup Day, visit:  http://www.danbeard.org/campcleanup
2017 Scout Shabbat   
A Scout is reverent. The Jewish people celebrate Shabbat (the Sabbath) from sundown on Friday night to sundown on Saturday night. Please join us for a very special Scout Shabbat sponsored by the Dan Beard Council Jewish Committee on Scouting at Congregation Beth Adam. All are welcome to attend. Scouts and Leaders, please come in Class A uniforms. We look forward to celebrating Shabbat with you! 
When: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Congregation Beth Adam
10001 Loveland-Madeira Road
Loveland, OH 45140

Whitney M Young, Jr. Service Award Dinner - 02/23/2017
Join us at the 6th annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award dinner as we recognize outstanding services by local professionals and companies who demonstrated their involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds. For more information and to attend the event, please visit:
The Life to Eagle Seminar clears up any confusion Scouts, Parents and Leaders might have about the process of earning Eagle. Life to Eagle seminar topics covered include: “How to pick an Eagle Project, what makes a good Eagle Project” and much more!
Click here to register
2017 College of Commissioner Science - 03/18/2017
The College of Commissioner Science will provide the supplemental training to aid the commissioners in providing outstanding unit service.  It is recognized that commissioners are key to the continued health and growth of the units in the council. 

Registration is now open:
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting and powerful program designed to provide members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use to lead themselves and others. Each day is filled with activity. The concepts of what a leader must BE, must KNOW, and must DO are taught, demonstrated, and lived in the out of doors. For more information and to register, visit  www.danbeard.org/NYLT
COUNCIL HAPPENINGS
CONGRATS WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON DISTRICT
Congratulations to the William Henry Harrison District on winning the “JTE Cup”. This traveling trophy is awarded to the district that has earned gold status and has the highest score among the council’s eight districts. William Henry Harrison earned a special distinction by being gold for ten consecutive months in 2016.