December 2018

Final Scouts BSA Training 1-8-19
Those who attend will learn about and qualify for a start-up loan of up to $1000 to help fund your new troop.

Interested in starting a Scouts BSA Troop for girls? As we all prepare to welcome middle school & high school aged girls into the BSA family, the Dan Beard Council wants to work with you to get things kicked off. This event will help you offer an outstanding program experience to the BSA’s inaugural class of girls.

We’ll be providing resources, training, and networking opportunities for anyone interested in starting a new troop.

Please visit for more information.
Amazon Smile Giveback Program

As you are preparing for the holidays, remember to use the Amazon Smile Giveback program to help support local Scouts with the purchases you're already making. Simply choose Dan Beard Council as your charity of choice and Amazon will support the Scouts. Remember to use to make purchases (note this must be in a computer or mobile browser, not in the app).

To learn how to use Amazon Smile visit:
Merit Badge Challenge – Registration is now open!

This popular event improves the advancement of your troop and provides youth the opportunity to explore vocations and new hobbies while working on merit badges. Catalog and class matrices for each of the 4 locations is available online at Register online, but don’t wait, because classes fill up fast. Deadline to register is January 1, 2019.
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.
2019 Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
A Community-Wide Good Turn

Units who plan on participating in the Council-Wide Soles4Souls Used Shoe Drive can find new resources at the website listed below. What you can find there is:
· The Unit Guidebook
· An image of the participant patch
· A poster to hang at your charter organization
· The locally produced promotional video
The primary shoe collection day will be Scout Sunday, February 3, 2019 but non-religious Chartering Organizations can participate too.
Be sure to attend your December roundtable to pick up your collection box (and other materials) and to learn more about this council-wide Good Turn.

Popcorn has a HUGE year to support local Scouts!
Provides Over $700,000!

Popcorn has another historic year of growth and funding unit programs! This year, popcorn will provide over $700,000 to our local Dan Beard Council units!

Congratulations to our Top 5 selling Scouts and Units so far:

Top Selling Scouts:
1) John G. = $6,255 of popcorn
2) Jonathan W. = $5,655 of popcorn
3) Lucas R. = $5,585 of popcorn
4) Vincent C. = $5,155 of popcorn
5) Benjamin N. = $4,732 of popcorn

Unit District Total Sales
1) Pack 3702 Trailblazer $49,840.00 
2) Pack 3001 Blue Jacket $48,075.00 
3) Pack 3395 Trailblazer $34,655.00 
4) Pack 3163 Blue Jacket $33,565.00 
5) Pack 3417 Hopewell $31,980.00 
*Numbers at the time publication was created.
Cyclones Scout Night
December 15, 2018

Enjoy a special Scout Night discount with the Cincinnati Cyclones on December 15th. Bring the family or the entire Pack.

Contact the Cyclones Dan Gruenberg for details at 513-421-2638 or
Silver Beaver Award Nominations Due by February 15!

Do you know a registered Scouter who have made an impact on lives of the Scouting youth through service? Anyone can nominate any deserving registered Scouter to the council for the Silver Beaver Award. The prestigious award is selected for those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard-work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. If you know a registered Scouter who fits that description, nominate them by February 15, 2019 for consideration.
2019 Summer Camp Staff Application Available!

There's no better way to spend your summer! If you enjoy working with kids, believe in the Scouting program, and love camp, then the Dan Beard Scout Reservation is a great place to work and play. Each summer we hire over 120 men and women to serve as part of our camp staff. This life-changing opportunity is a great, fun, and rewarding place to be. For more information and to access our new online application, please visit
Camp Friedlander Staff Reunion on January 19, 2019

The celebration of Camp Edgar Friedlander’s centennial kicks off with a staff reunion on January 19, 2019. The event, featuring barbecue and fellowship at the Friedlander dining hall, is a chance for staff alumni from all Dan Beard Council camps to reunite and reminisce. The Centennial Committee is in search of camp staff alumni. If you served on staff or know someone who did, connect with us at   
Camp Friedlander Fun Fact

Did you know that performing elephants was a part of an annual attraction at Camp Friedlander each year! That's right. They were a part of the Darnum & Gaily Circus, a national circus that was based right here in Terrace Park. Each year the circus and the elephants would make a visit to Camp Friedlander. Check out the photo to the left to see them performing.
Unit Leader Corner
Unit Rechartering

Attention Unit Leaders- Please note that Recharter packets due 12/13/18. If you have questions about your charter, please contact your district or unit commissioner. Staff will also be available to assist you to turn in your charter at the Scout Achievement Center.
Advancement Corner

As 2018 winds down, it is important to note that for a Cub Scout to be recognized with rank advancement, the proper paperwork needs to be turned in as soon as possible. Paperwork not turned in by the end of the year delays all Scouts from properly advancing and can deter the Scout from returning to action. Please get all advancement paperwork in on time to keep the momentum of the Scout going!
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner