April 2019
Check Out the New and Improved Dan Beard Council Website!

We are excited to announce that the new Dan Beard Council website launched on Monday, March 18th which will make finding information more streamlined and efficient. The new layout is fresh and vibrant, which showcases good examples of the impact of Scouting in our community. Content should be easier to find with an upgraded Search feature, which is found in the top right corner of the page.

To find Unit Pages from the Home page, go to the Resources tab and select Unit Leader Tools drop down. On the menu on the left, choose Unit Webpages. Click HERE for Unit Leader Tools.

Last Chance - Sign Up to Participate in Conservation Day on April 6th!

Only through continued service can we ensure that the beautiful and natural areas of the Dan Beard Scout Reservation and Camp Michaels are preserved for future youth. Camp Conservation Days are an great way for Scouts 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 promotes a sense of ownership in our camps. Plan to join us Saturday, April 6 at Dan Beard Scout Reservation. Learn more by clicking here .
Save the Date for Peterloon 2019 - Registration Opens April 30th!

Peterloon 2019 is shaping up to be the largest, and most exciting yet. Make sure your troop or pack is planning to attend the weekend of October 4-6, 2019 as we celebrate 100 years of camping at Camp Friedlander and experience Eras of Adventure.

Registration for Peterloon 2019 will open on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

More information about programming is being added daily at .
This Event is Almost Here...Sign Up for Trade Skills Day at Camp Friedlander!

Attend Trade Skills Day at Camp Friedlander on  Saturday, April 13th  to learn valuable skills that can become life-long careers! Meet and work with employees of local companies while having fun earning merit badges.
Merit badges include Automotive Maintenance , Electricity , Metalwork , Painting , Plumbing and Welding .
Learn more by clicking here .
Have You Applied for a Campership yet? The Deadline is Approaching!

The Dan Beard Council, BSA promotes camping and does not want any Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Venturer to miss the opportunity to attend camp due to financial hardship. The Campership program is designed to aid Scouting families. Applications are due April 16th.

For details, and to apply, click here.
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay Offer Scouts, Friends & Family a Special 80% Discount on Tickets!

Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay is bigger, better and wetter than ever! Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay are providing all Dan Beard Council Scouts, family and friends special 80% discounted tickets for both parks ANY TIME during their 2019 Summer Season!

  • Two Parks (Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay)
  • Two Days (Consecutive)
  • Free Soft Drinks (Unlimited)
  • $29.99 per person for everyone (Guests under 36 inches are free)

You must purchase your tickets HERE to receive the Scout discount. For details, visit .
Exciting Changes to Registration - 13 Year Olds Can Now Attend NYLT!

National Youth Leadership Training registration is also open, and the 5 weekly sessions are starting to fill up fast! NYLT is an exciting, action-packed week-long program designed to provide the youth of the Dan Beard Council the leadership skills and experiences necessary to lead themselves and their troop.

**IMPORTANT NOTE** Age requirement has changed: Scouts only need to be 13 in order to attend NYLT.

To register, click here.
Attend the Cub World Open House! Saturday, May 4th from 9am - 12pm
Attention Cub Scout Packs! Learn all about the offerings of Cub World, by visiting for a free morning of activities and Open House at Cub World. Learn more by clicking here .

Summer Camp Registration is Open

Registration is now open for Summer Camp. To learn more and to register, click here.
Order your Blue & Gold Banquet Placemats Today!

These Cub Camp Adventures placemats are an easy and free way for you to get your families excited about summer camp. You can even put in your units' custom dates.
Order the placemats by clicking here !
Scouts BSA Camp: Still Spots Available for Summer Camp at Camp Friedlander!

Do you want to have an excellent summer adventure?  There are still spots available for Summer Camp at Camp Friedlander.  Swim in the beautiful Lake Marge Schott, climb on our BRAND NEW rock climbing surface or earn that last merit badge for a rank advancement. There is something for everybody at Camp Friedlander and most importantly lots of fun! You can also attend a second week for half the cost through our  Seconds Program

Visit here for more information.
Order Your Camp Friedlander History Book Today - Quantities Are Limited!
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to get 100 years of Camp Friedlander history packed into a single book. This edition has over 120 pages of history and pictures that tell the story of the camp and the Scouts who shaped it. 

Hurry, Quantities are Limited!

Place your order today at:
Camp Friedlander Fun Fact

Does this campfire bowl look familiar? It is now the Camp Friedlander Chapel. This campfire bowl saw many skits and songs throughout the years that Camp Friedlander served as a Cub Scout camp. It was converted to the chapel when the camp was added onto in the late 1990’s.
Reserve Your Place For Wood Badge Today!

Wood Badge is the opportunity of a lifetime open to all registered adult leaders to learn the skills that can positively influence not only your unit’s health but can impact your life outside of Scouting as well. Adult leaders are invited to sign up today to get in on one of the best training experiences Dan Beard Council has to offer!

If you are an Adult Leader looking for more details about Wood Badge, and to sign up, visit here.
Scouts are Now Selling Camp Cards In Your Neighborhood!

Camp cards are now being sold by Scouts around the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area! The Camp Card Initiative is designed to help units and their members earn their way to summer resident camp, high adventure base, day camp or other fun summer events. Discounts include Buy One, Get One at Kenwood Theater Group and other offers with companies such as Mike's Carwash, Dick's Sporting Goods, Newport Aquarium and more!

NEW for 2019: Each Camp Card Includes Entertainment Digital Savings, which includes coupons and discounts to hundreds of restaurants nationwide!

For more information on Camp Cards, click here.
A Special Thank You for a Great Event: College of Commissioner Science!

On Saturday, March 16, Dan Beard Council College of Commissioner Science welcomed Kevin Baker, National Commissioner Support Team , as our keynote speaker. Over 40 commissioners participated in the event. Special thanks to Dennis Dziech, Dean of Commissioner College , for organizing a great event.

To learn more about this event, click here.
Mark Your Calendars for the First Wilderness Training in 2019!

Mark your calendars for May 10th - 12th as Dan Beard Council is hosting the first Wilderness First Aid training of 2019 at Camp Friedlander! If you plan to go on a high adventure this summer, make sure you sign up for this training! Space is limited, so do not wait until the last second. A second offering will occur on the first two Saturdays of June at the Scout Achievement Center. The cost is $130 for adults and $100 for Scouts (ages 14+).

For more information and to register, please visit here.
Friends of Scouting Annual Giving Campaign

Friends of Scouting is our local annual fundraising campaign to support our local Scouting programs. Friends of Scouting helps to ensure a strong and vibrant Scouting program here in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Over the next couple of months, a volunteer will likely visit your unit to share more about how giving back helps to change lives, impact our community, and support future generations.

Donate online at
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner