February 2020
Last Chance to Register for the Eagle Scout Commemorative Council Event on February 8th!

The Dan Beard Council will honor the 2019 Class of Eagle Scouts (over 300 Scouts) in front of families and friends at a very special commemorative event on  Saturday, February 8, 2020 . The event is free to attend for Eagle Scouts and their families. The deadline to register is Sunday, February 2, 2020.

To register, click here .
It's Time for an Application Refresh!

Thank you to over 95% of our adult members who have already completed the new Adult Application.

Related to that, it’s time to refresh your adult application supply! In order to comply with the background check authorization requirements, we will no longer be accepting applications printed prior to 2018 , unless the supplemental background check form required for recharter is also included. Anyone submitting applications to the front desk without the appropriate background check authorization form will be asked to return the application to the new volunteer to complete the additional paperwork.

The current version of the adult application is available in limited supply at the Scout office or for download here !
Merit Badge Challenge Season

Registration for the Bethel and Northern Kentucky sites are still open for registrants! Scouts interested in attending the Northern Kentucky Merit Badge Challenge still can still register online for their courses. Scouts interested in attending Bethel must contact Bethel Merit Badge Chair, Michael Banish at to map out schedules.
Due to a conflicting event at Fairfield High School on Saturday, February 29, the final date for the Fairfield MBC has been changed to the scheduled snow date, Saturday, March 7 . The new snow date is now Saturday, March 28. If your Scout cannot attend the last day of MBC, please work out a plan with your counselor to finish the merit badge class. For details, click here .
All Camp Card Orders Due on Thursday, February 6th!

The Camp Card initiative helps units and their members raise funds to support their Scouting adventures including membership fees, summer camp, and high adventure trips. Order here !
Dan Beard Council's Annual Good Scout Award Luncheon is Set for Wednesday, March 18, 2020!

The Dan Beard Council’s largest fundraising event, the Good Scout Award Luncheon , is set for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. 
Join more than 1,000 other Scouters and community leaders as we present the Good Scout Award to Steve Hightower of Hightowers Petroleum . Then, sit back and enjoy some fun-filled stories from Cincinnati Reds great, Sean Casey .  
For more information, and to register, click here .
2021 National Jamboree Leader Interviews are Happening Now!

Don’t pass this opportunity to up! The National Jamboree committee is currently interviewing adults interested in leading the Dan Beard contingent for the 2021 National Jamboree. For more information and to see if you qualify as a Contingent Leader, click here .
Cub Scout Contingent Registration Is Open!

Cub Camp contingent registration is open for your Pack! Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of attending Cub Camp during the summer. Bring your Scouts out for a summer they won’t forget!

Sign up today by clicking here !
Pinewood Derby Season is Here!

Pinewood Derby season is approaching fast and will race by before you know it! Are your Scouts set to go? Learn about the rules, get tips on building your car and help your Scout speed ahead of the competition with the latest Derby essentials by checking out the Council's Pinewood Derby page by clicking here !
Silver Beaver Award Nominations Due Friday, February 14th!

Do you know a registered Scouter who have made an impact on lives of the Scouting youth through service? Nominate any registered Scouter for the Silver Beaver Award . Click here .
Scouts, Let's All Show the Impact of Scouting in our Community through the Scout Impact Project!
Sign-up Today!

The Scout Impact Project is a community service project initiative where we are asking that all Scouts, Scouters, family and friends come together to show the impact of Scouting in our community at the same time over the course of 60 days in the Spring. We're asking each unit to complete a small service project during April or May. We suggest that you work with your chartered partner to show the strong spirit of Scouting and to make a difference in your local community. Our goal is to collectively provide our communities of the tri-state area with thousands of community service hours . Registration is now open for all units to start preparing for their Scout Impact Project! For details and to sign up, click 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 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.

Learn more about Friends of Scouting here !
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Safe Scouting - Hypothermia

Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature that is dangerous, and potentially fatal if not properly cared for. Hypothermia most often occurs when individuals are exposed to extremely cold temperatures for extended periods of time. Planning is essential before a trek or outing to make sure you are prepared for possible changes in environmental conditions. Click here to learn more.
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:
Jewish Committee on Scouting (JCOS) Hosts the Annual Scout Shabbat on Feb. 28!

The Jewish Committee on Scouting (JCOS) would like to extend an invitation to its annual Scout Shabbat on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6:15pm held at the Temple Sholom in Blue Ash, Ohio, which provides an opportunity for Jewish Scouts to connect.

Click here for details.
Do you have questions about Catholic Religious Emblems for Scouts and Venturers?

The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (ACCoS) is available as a resource to help you add “A Scout is Reverent”
to your Scouting programs, specifically for your Roman Catholic Scouts and Venturers. Catholic Religious Emblems programs are available for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venture Scouts,
and the Committee can help you implement these programs in your Units. Click here for details.
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner