August 2020
Reminder for all Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, Information
and Future Announcements, visit our Resource page here .
NEW & Exciting Virtual Event for the Entire Family: BSA's Family Fun Fest on August 8th at 11am!
If you like funny pets, rockets and astronauts, Pinewood Derby cars (including an interview with NASCAR’s Joey Logano), movie makeup artists and backyard camping, then you’ll love Family Fun Fest! It’s outdoor adventure you can have online! This FREE virtual event via Facebook Live is for all Scouts, their family, neighbors, friends and anyone who would like to find out about all the fun and cool things Scouts do. It’s always more fun with friends, so invite some of yours to join you online for Family Fun Fest!

Click here to register!
New Materials to Help Your Unit Invite Local Families to Join!
We have tons of new resources and innovative marketing materials available to help you invite local families to join Scouting this year. There is everything from yard signs to radio PSA’s to social media ads. Check out the details on the Join Scout Night webpage and start building your unit’s plan now.

Click here for the resources!
Update: Revised Unit Journey to Excellence Scorecards for 2020!
Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) is the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. For 2020, the BSA has set new criteria for Unit Journey to Excellence. The revised scorecards can be found by clicking below.

Click here for the revised JTE Scorecards!
Many New Safe & Easy Ways to Sell Popcorn This Year!

We’ve introduced a ton of new enhancements including all items online, contactless ways to sell, and app enhancements for safe door-to-door sales. Popcorn is setup to help your unit raise some funds this fall no matter the environment.
Find Popcorn Resources here and learn more on the Popcorn webpage !
Gregory Lundy 50 Year Veteran Award
Congratulations to Gregory Lundy who Received the BSA Veterans Award for 50 Years of Service!
Gregory Lundy, a Scouting volunteer, has been awarded the 2020 Boy Scouts of America Veterans Award for 50 years of service to the BSA. On top of being an Eagle Scout Dad, Gregory has had many positions including Scout Master, Assistant Scout Master, Unit Commissioner, and Merit Badge Counselor, to name a few. Please help us congratulate Gregory on accomplishment and thank him for his years of dedication and service to the BSA!
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Thank you to Everyone
who Came Out to Camp Friedlander this Summer!
Year 101 of Camp Friedlander’s Summer Program is on the books, and while it was wildly different than anyone could have predicted, the Scouts and Leaders all had rave reviews for the experience.  SAFETY and FUN were the name of the game, and the handful of elite staff members who served the camp this year delivered a spectacular program.

Scouts and Cubs are happiest when they are at camp , and figuring out a way to prioritize each person’s health while letting campers get to swim, fish, shoot, carve, hike, and LEARN , was a welcome opportunity.

Camp Directors Alex Reitz and Michael Stamat are humbled by the staff’s ability to make the best of an atypical situation, and hugely grateful for each and every one of the Cubs, Scouts, and Leaders who gave us the chance to share our beloved camp! No matter what the rest of 2020 looks like; no matter what happens in the future, Scouting is here for each of you and we cannot wait to see you all again at the Dan Beard Scout Reservation in 2021!
-Alex Reitz and Michael Stamat

You may have heard of AmazonSmile already, but now the Amazon App will also donate to local Scouting when you make regular Amazon purchases. It takes seconds to setup. From within the App, click the menu (☰). Scroll to the very bottom and click “Settings.” Then click “AmazonSmile.” Now just add Dan Beard Council and activate AmazonSmile in the app. You’re done! And now, Amazon will donate
.5% of your purchases to local Scouting! Click here for details.
Did you know that Kroger will donate money to the Dan Beard Council when you shop there? It’s so simple to sign up! You just need to have a Kroger rewards card. When you log in, search for Dan Beard Council (QJ689) and click Enroll.

Click here for instructions on how to register. To sign up: Community Rewards at
Our committee is working closely with the Peterloon management to deliver an event that is fun while keeping you and your guests safe.
Join Us for Family-Fun at the Inaugural Picnic at Peterloon held Saturday, September 12th!

The annual Festival of Fireworks is an important fundraising event for the Dan Beard Council. What is more important is the health and safety of our donors and volunteers.
Because of that, we are cancelling the 2020 Festival of Fireworks. In its place will be a new event called Picnic at Peterloon, which will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Peterloon Estate.

Bring your family and a large blanket, and we’ll even supply the picnic basket!

To register, click here !
Checklist to Restarting Scouting Activities Using S.A.F.E.

As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. This checklist outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/ volunteers must consider on when and how to resume meetings, service projects, camping and all other official Scouting activities.

Click here to view the S.A.F.E. Restarting Scouting Activities Checklist!
Support ScoutREACH Programs with our Online Giving Campaign!

Scouts in the ScoutREACH programs need your help now, more than ever. With your contribution and support, the Dan Beard Council can continue delivering quality and impactful ScoutREACH programs throughout community.

To learn more and to donate, click here !
Ready to Shoot Clay Pigeons, have a Picnic, Compete in a Kart Race and more?

The Dan Beard Council Special Events have just what you’re looking for! Our annual events are fun and they all support the mission of the Dan Beard Council. This year, every effort is being made to make sure our events are safe for you, your friends and family.

To learn more about these events, click here !
We are committed to providing
in-person training for leaders
once the restrictions are lifted.
There are also many online trainings currently available through your account at .
Sign Up for Wood Badge: the
Ultimate Leadership Training!
There is still availability for the 2020 Wood Badge course!
At this time, the regular fee
of $240 has been extended
until course begins.
Lead a Course at Scouting U on Saturday, December 5th!
If you have any Scouting knowledge you’d like to pass on to Scouters of all backgrounds, then Scouting U has a great opportunity for you! The Committee is now accepting
all course offerings to
anyone interested in teaching.
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner