The Cub Camp Program Preview is January 25th, and is the official kick-off to the Cub Scout Camping Program. Come learn about many of the camping programs available to your Scouts this coming year, including Summer Camp, Cuboree, Spook-O-Ree, and more. Click here to register
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
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:

Units who plan on participating in the Council-Wide Soles4Souls Used Shoe Drive can find new resources at the website listed below.  What you can find there is:
·         The Unit Guidebook (new)
·         An image of the participant patch (new)
·         A poster to be used at a church (new)
·         A poster to be used at non-religious                organizations (new)
·         The locally produced promotional video
The primary shoe collection day will be Scout Sunday, February 5, 2017 but non-religious Chartering Organizations can participate too.
Be sure to attend your January roundtable to pick up your collection box (and other materials) and to learn more about this council-wide Good Turn.

To learn more about Soles4Souls, please visit:
A Scout Program package that is bundled together at a lower price. Each Scout will get his own VIP type of Pass mailed to him. When purchasing the package you will get 1 event Free. To learn about all of the Explore Pass perks and benefits, please visit:
Camp Cleanup Days are an great way for boys to earn service hours while working to conserve our camp properties. These days of organized projects include tree-planting, erosion control, honeysuckle removal, trail maintenance, and other conservation projects. Groups that participate learn about lake ecosystems and help create a healthy environment for the plants and animals that share our camps. This event promotes a sense of ownership in our camps for all those who participate. To sign up, please visit:
Many districts hold a winter campout or Klondike for local Scouts. All Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews are invited for a FANTASTIC weekend of fun, excitement, competition, winter sports, fellowship, and to test your cold weather camping skills at the Klondike Derby or winter campout!  Some locations also have an opportunity for 2nd year webelos to participate. For more information about various locations around the council, go to
Scout Ski Days are a GROOVY way to break the winter blues.  Skiing at its best at Perfect North Ski Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Indiana!
$1.00 per person will hold your space at this spectacular event! Register today!
One of the core values of The Boy Scouts of America is to do your best to help other people at all times. Heimlich Heroes™ is the perfect way to train your Cub Scouts and Webelos to recognize and respond to a choking emergency. It only takes an hour and is easily facilitated by your Scout Master and older Boy Scouts. In the past 8 months four kids trained through Heimlich Heroes have saved lives of friends or family members who were choking. 
Long-time Scouter Jeff Taylor will become the Director of Institutional Advancement for the Dan Beard Council.  Jeff will be responsible for Camp Michaels capital campaign, the Good Scout Award Luncheon and special events, and the Dan Beard Foundation & planned giving.  See the full announcement here.