December 2020
Reminder for all Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, Information
and Future Announcements, visit our Resource page here.
*NEW Scout Shop Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00am-6pm; Sat: 9am-3pm
Scout Achievement Center Front Desk Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-5pm
Today, Celebrate Giving Tuesday by Supporting Local Scouting in your Community!
As we move forward in the current environment, supporting our packs, troops, crews, posts and ships are critical. Supporting Scouting locally by making a donation ensures that Scouting programs, summer camp, unit support, and other resources allow the mission of Scouting to continue to impact the lives of local youth in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.

As 2020 comes to a close, preparing our Scouts for the future is one of our top priorities. Today, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, people around the country will celebrate #Giving Tuesday by showing support for important issues and exciting ideas. This year you can help to provide specific supplies for Scouts across the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. These include uniforms, books, camping supplies and more. You’ll be providing youth with the chance to have fun, gain confidence and become leaders who live the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
NEW THIS YEAR: Commissioners & Dan Beard staff will be hosting Cub and Scouts BSA/Crew Coffee Chatrooms throughout the day for all participants to join where you can network with volunteers just like yourself. They will occur throughout the entirety of Scouting U and anyone can participate!
Make sure to Register for the All-New VIRTUAL Scouting U
by Wednesday, Dec. 2nd!

Registration for this year’s Scouting U ends on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. If you are interested in networking with volunteers and leaders throughout the Council or refining your Scouting skills and knowledge, then Scouting U is the place for you! There are over 80 courses varying from Cub and Scouts BSA-specific courses, College of Commissioner Science, Scouting Enrichment, Scouting Skills, and so much more. Consider joining us for this premier training event!

Do you have any questions about Council operations? During lunch, the Council Key 3: Andy Zahn Scout Executive/CEO; Bob Taylor, Council Chair; and Joe Waller, Council Commissioner; will be hosting a Q&A session where you can learn more about what Dan Beard Council will be doing moving into the future. The session will occur from 12:30pm to 1:15pm.*

*Zoom meeting information for all three of these sessions will be sent out with your course schedule once registration has closed.
Blue Ash | Milford | Loveland/Wards Corner Bridgewater Falls | West Chester | Kings Mill Lebanon | Central Parkway | Norwood
Winton Road | Batavia | Eastgate
Delhi | Harrison | North Bend Road
KY: 3-L Hwy & Erlanger

*Must present flyer or mention Scouts at checkout at select locations on December 5, 2020 from 1pm until close. Drive-thru, dine-in or carry-out only.
THIS SATURDAY: We've Got Your Meal Covered on Dec. 5th! Visit a participating Frisch's Big Boy to Support Local Scouting!
(1pm Until Close at Select Locations Only)

On Saturday, December 5th from 1pm until close, Scouting friends and family can visit a participating Frisch's Big Boy (drive-thru, dine-in or carry-out) to support local Scouting! When you show the flyer and mention the offer at checkout, Frisch's will donate 20% of all purchases back to the Dan Beard Council, BSA! Click HERE for the flyer!

For a list of all of the locations and additional details, click here!
Rechartering Materials Are Now Available for Units!
Rechartering materials are available for units at Your unit’s Charter Organization Representative and Committee Chair have received the Rechartering access code for your unit. Due to COVID-19, we are asking units to submit charters online. Charters and all supporting documents are due on December 11, 2020. Detailed instructions are available on the website by clicking here.
It's Not Too Late to Earn Funds with Popcorn!

Tons of units are already benefiting from online popcorn sales that have Dan Beard Council units ranked in the top 10 in total popcorn online sales in the nation! You can still sell online through the end of the year earn some funds to support your Scouting adventures.

Reminder to take your Youth Protection Training Before March 1, 2021!
Every adult Scouter must take the Youth Protection Training every two years. If your training is expired, or will expire before March 1, 2021, you should update it now. 

Scouters who do not have a current Youth Protection Training will not be able to recharter. You can renew your Youth Protection Training at
Updated Scouting Safely Planning Guides and Examples
As state guidelines and protocols continue to shift, we have updated our Scouting Safely Planning Guide to help you and your unit make informed decisions related to Scouting activities. Click here for the updated guide.

We've also created an overview of how some units have used the guidelines to effectively deliver the program in small groups (often in pack dens or troop patrols) through activities in-person, virtual, or a combination of both. One example is Troop 617 in Deerfield Township, OH who plans to have patrols meet in separate rooms.

Save the Date for Ski Days at Perfect North this Winter!

The Dan Beard Council and Perfect North Slopes are once again partnering for Ski Days. In 2021, Ski Days will be held January 31, 2021 and February 21, 2021. The process for sign up and tickets has been updated this year, so please click here for details.
Check out the latest updates to Merit Badge Challenge for 2021!

The Merit Badge Challenge Committee is proud to present a safe and engaging option for Merit Badge Challenge this year. Almost 100 Merit Badge counselors are busy preparing to deliver another opportunity for your Scouts to earn badges for advancement and just for fun. The majority of the program will be delivered in a virtual format, and will be later in the year than normal.

Click here for details and the latest updates.
Dan Beard Council Partnering with Freestore Foodbank for Scouting for Food in Fall 2021
Seeking District Volunteers for Committee

In Fall 2021, Dan Beard Council will pivot our annual Good Turn Project to meet the needs of our communities in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. We are partnering with Freestore Foodbank to stock their shelves & make a difference to those in need during the winter months.

We are seeking volunteers from each district to serve on the Scouting for Food committee. If interested, please email Beryl Love, Scouting for Food chair, at

Click here for details and the latest updates.
Scouts from Pack 293 of the CrossWay Community Christian Church participated in a twilight service project of cleaning up trash in a field in Harrison, OH.
Congratulations to Troop 555's newest Eagle Scout, Thomas.
He and his 3 of his brothers earned their Eagle while at Troop 555 and his oldest brother earned his at Troop 135.
Kroger Is Giving Back to Local Scouting With Your Rewards Card!

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, or sign up:
Registration is Open for Wood Badge and Wood Badge Dinner in 2021!

Wood Badge is the ultimate leadership training program for the adult leaders of the BSA. It is a modern format of training that delivers the latest in 12 leadership skills that will help you be the best leader possible. The Wood Badge Dinner is a great opportunity to reconnect with past participants or to learn more about Wood Badge.

Click here to learn more.
Register for Wilderness First Aid trainings in March and April 2021!

Are you planning a trip to a High Adventure base this year? Do you need Wilderness First Aid training? Dan Beard Council offers several opportunities to get the certifications you need. Space is available for March 12-14, 2021 and April 9-11, 2021.

Click here for details.
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
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner