MARCH 2017
Members of the community and local Scouters will gather on March 22, 2017 at the Dan Beard Council's largest fundraiser, the Good Scout Award Luncheon. The event will 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:
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:
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.
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
Important Dates For The 2017 Camp Card Sale

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!

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We're Hiring!
Institutional Advancement Assistant
Help provide the best customer service and administrative skills for Dan Beard Council as a full-time Institutional Advancement Assistant. Responsibilities include direct mail solicitation, donor communication, maintain filing and record-keeping systems, data entry and other support functions. Competitive compensation includes a full benefit package and generous PTO.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Training Opportunity  
When: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: St. Jude Catholic Church
5924 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248

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. 

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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!
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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:
Over 300 Scouts Honored at Eagle Scout Court of Honor
The Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America recognized over 300 local Eagle Scouts and awarded the 2016 Eagle Scout Project of the Year at the Cincinnati Masonic Center on Saturday, February 11 during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony. The Cincinnati Reds Chief Operating Officer, Phil Castellini, was the honoree.
Front row: Samuel James Vogel (Troop 942, Alexander Petty (Troop 942, Ethan Philip Zied (Troop 7)
Back Row: Rabbi Robert Bar, Cliff Bailey (JCS Staff Advisor), Len Mitzman (JCS), Jon Rosensweig (JCS), Eric Zied (Troop 7), Alan Brown (JCS Chairman), Dr. Scott Joseph (JCS)
Jewish Scouts and Scouters gathered to welcome Shabbat
On February 17, The Dan Beard Council Jewish Committee on Scouting hosted a Scout Shabbat at Congregation Beth Adam in Loveland, Ohio. This was the first of its kind in a long time. Jewish Scouts and Scouters gathered to welcome Shabbat. Rabbi Barr lead a discussion on how the Scout Law pertains to the Jewish people. New friends were made and scouting brought people closer together. At a time when so many are so divided on so many issues, it's comforting to know that Scouting is still a force in bridging gaps and finding common ground.”

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Dinner
Mr. Greg Battle, President and CEO of Coolant Control, Mr. Herbert R. Brown, Western and Southern Financial Group Board of Directors member, and Harry Black, City Manager of The City of Cincinnati were recognized for their involvement in helping to create a better environment for youth in low income or rural neighborhoods with use of Scouting or other programs.