August 2019
Prepare for your Join Scout Night!

As kids get ready for back to school, it’s also time to invite new Scouts and their families to participate in Scouting. Help us to spread the word about joining Scouting.

If your Cub Scout Pack happened to miss Join Scout Night Training in July, you have one more chance to attend tonight, August 1st! Click here to RSVP.

If you are a leader, August is the time to get everything prepared to welcome new families. See a more detailed step-by-step guide here .
Popcorn Enrollment & Rallies!

It’s not too late to get enrolled in popcorn. Our popcorn rallies are starting next week where your unit will get a bonus 3% commission, free banners, popcorn kickoff giveaways, and much more!
Popcorn can help to fund your membership fees, summer camp, unit activities, and more. Plus, by participating in popcorn you help to ensure your Scouts get the best resources and equipment at our camps and programs. Learn more about why over 230 units sell popcorn here.

Peterloon 2019 Early Bird Fee Expires Aug. 16th - Register Now!
(Open to Cub Scouts this year! Campsites are first come, first served.)

Peterloon 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and most exciting Peterloon yet. You and your Scouts don’t want to miss out. The Early Bird fee expires on August 16th, so don’t delay. You can register here   and also get information about t he event. If you need help adding Scouts to an existing registration, you can do that there as well.

Also, follow Peterloon on Facebook for updates.
The #ScoutSHARE Contest Starts Aug. 1st - Share your Scouting Adventures to Win Prizes!

Help us share the Scouting story! Help tell the Scouting story by sharing your Scout's great adventures with us and with others. Simply take a moment to share a photo or something exciting you did this summer in Scouts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram from August 1 – September 13 . Be sure to type the hashtag #ScoutSHARE at the end of each post. Sharing your photos will qualify you to win special prizes such as gift cards to Kroger, Amazon, Target, movies and more! For contest details, click here.

REMINDER: #ScoutSHARE Day is Tuesday, Sept. 3rd - Scouters, wear your uniform to work and school!
Safe Scouting: Using a Safety Moment in Scouting Activities

Safety Moments are exactly what the name implies: opportunities to prepare for an activity, review safety measures, and report incidents correctly. Topics of this new series include incident reporting helps, safe use of medication in Scouting, weather-related safety, winter activity, and winter sports .

Learn more about BSA Safety Moments at:

More safety moment resources at:
Come Out and Enjoy the Festival of Fireworks on Mt. Adams for Riverfest this Labor Day!

You’re invited to come out and enjoy the Tri-State’s best view of the Riverfest Fireworks at the 29th Annual Festival of Fireworks special event fundraiser. Event highlights include hassle-free parking, fine dining from Funky’s Catering, activities for all ages and, of course, a great view of the Fireworks! Whether you have a family with little ones who would like entertainment, or would like to be kid-free for the night, we have a space for you!

For more on the Festival of Fireworks , click here!

Check out the exclusive private viewing experience Festival of Fireworks - The View , by clicking here!
For details on the
Camp Friedlander Centennial, click here.
Scouters and their Families - Join Us At Camp Friedlander's Homecoming & Re-Dedication Weekend August 23-25!
This month marks the 100th anniversary of a special day in the history of Scouting in this area. It was then that the camp we still enjoy today was dedicated as Camp Edgar Friedlander. We invite you, your family and Scouting friends, both past and present, to join us for the re-dedication of our camp on Saturday, August 24th. Camp will also be open for family or unit camping all weekend..

Visit here for details and for registration.
Camp Friedlander Fun Fact

Edgar Friedlander not only donated the original piece of land that made Camp Friedlander possible. He also spent considerable time at camp, taking an active role in its success and development throughout the years. Here he is shown with a Scout at camp. You can see the Library and one of the bunkhouses in the background.
The Dan Beard Council brings you special activities for your Scouts through special Scout partnerships across the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area all year round! Be sure to visit the webpage often as events and special offers are added throughout the year.
Check Out These Featured Upcoming Scout It Out Partnerships Below:
Reds Scout Overnight on Saturday, Sept. 21st!
NEW All you can eat option.

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to sleep under the stars on the same field that the Cincinnati Reds players play on? Well, dream no longer as the Reds take on the New York Mets. Using the special promotional code “20camp19” you will be able to purchase discounted tickets, “All You Can Eat” passes and enjoy a post-game movie and activities on the field and Kroger Fan Zone, plus the unique experience to camp on the field.

Click here for details and to purchase your tickets.
Scouts, BSA Night with the Cincinnati Pops on October 8th!

Join fellow Scouting units for a performance of America’s Wonders with the Cincinnati Pops on Friday, October 4th at 8pm! This is your ticket for an awe-inspiring experience taking a 3D journey of America’s wonders. Come early to try out instruments at the Music Lab and hear from Principal Clarinetist, Christopher Pell, on what it is like to be a professional musician!

Tickets are now on sale! Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for Scouts and includes a Pops patch. Use promo code “ SCOUTS online or by phone to purchase.

Contact: Michelle Lewandowski at 513.744.4023 or .
Sign Up for the Centennial Year of Wood Badge!

Have you signed up for the Wood Badge in 2019? If not, what are you waiting for? Join leaders just like you as you embark on a training that helps make you a better Scouter, professional, leader, and an all-around better person. All while having a blast doing it. Learn the best practices of leading a unit and embark on one of the premier training opportunities Scouting has to offer taught by the best volunteers around! Register by August 4 to get the discounted rate of $240!

For details, and to sign up today, visit here.
Are You Interested in Teaching at Scouting U?

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! Dan Beard Council Scouting U Committee is now accepting ALL course offerings to anyone interested in teaching at the upcoming Scouting U on Saturday, December 7th. Any volunteer who teaches 3 more classes qualifies for a free lunch!

Fill out the Scouting U Instructor questionnaire to get your class on the schedule!
Save 25% On All Uniform Tops With Purchase of a Uniform Bottom at the Scout Shop Starting Aug. 19th!*

Visit the Dan Beard Council Scout Shop for all of your uniforms starting August 19th and receive 25% off a uniform top when you purchase a uniform bottom! Click here for the website.

*Must be purchased together. Offer valid online and in participating Scout Shops 8/19-10/13/19. Other restrictions apply.
*NOTE: To contribute to the Dan Beard Council using AmazonSmile, you must use an internet browser to sign in on AmazonSmile, and not an app.
Shop AmazonSmile and Donate to Local Scouting!

Whenever you are shopping with Amazon, either on your phone or computer, be sure to sign in to AmazonSmile by using your internet browser* and select the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America as your charitable organization to donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases! Click here for details!
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner