February 2019

The Dan Beard Council Welcomes All of the New Scouts BSA Troops that Joined Scouting Feb. 1st!
Is Your Unit Prepared for the Soles4Souls Used Shoe Drive on Scout Sunday, February 3rd?

Don’t forget that all the collected shoes are due in at any of the six collection sites on Sunday, February 3, 2019 ! Help us reach our Council-wide goal of 25,000 pairs of shoes collected!

  1. Alexandria Walmart - 6711 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY from 11am - 2pm
  2. Eastgate Walmart - 4370 Eastgate Square Dr. Cincinnati from 11am - 2pm
  3. Evendale Walmart - 2801 Cunningham Dr. Cincinnati from 11am - 2pm
  4. Forest Fair Walmart - 1143 Smiley Ave. Cincinnati from 11am - 2pm
  5. Western Hills Walmart - 2322 Ferguson Rd. Cincinnati from 11am - 2pm
  6. Scout Achievement Center - 10078 Reading Rd. Cincinnati from 11am - 3pm

It’s still not too late to get your unit active in the Council’s Good Turn Project! There is a need for unit volunteers at each of the Walmart collection sites on Scout Sunday.

Hurry, Sign Your Unit Up for the 2019 Camp Card Sale by Feb. 7th!

NEW this year. Each card also includes a version of the Entertainment Book . 1000's of local offers in every community.

The Camp Card Initiative is designed to help units and their members earn their way to summer resident camp, high adventure base, day camp or other fun summer events. The Camp Card is a “discount card” that offers deals at area businesses to the purchaser. See the vendors at the site below.

2018 Eagle Scouts to be Honored at Commemorative Council Event

The Dan Beard Council will honor the 2018 Class of Eagle Scouts in front of families and friends at a very special commemorative event on February 9, 2019 . Over 300 proud Eagle Scouts earned the Eagle rank in 2018. Each Eagle Scout in attendance will be individually honored by Council CEO, Tom Dugger and local dignitaries. The event is free to attend for Eagle Scouts and their families, and each Eagle Scout in attendance also receives commemorative items thanks to the special contributions of many local supporters.

To learn more, visit
Good Scout Award Luncheon 2019

On Wednesday, March 13th , more than 1,000 supporters of the Dan Beard Council will gather for the 2019 Good Scout Award Luncheon.

Join in the excitement of hearing from “Sweet Lou”, Lou Piniella, as he talks baseball, leadership, life and the 1990 World Series Champion Cincinnati Reds!
Proceeds from the event go to support Scouting here in the Greater Cincinnati area. Register now to be a part of the our single largest fundraising event.

Just $1 to Hold Your Space For Scout Ski Day at Perfect North

Scout Ski Days are a GROOVY way to break the winter blues. Skiing at its best at Perfect North Ski Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Indiana!

$1.00 per person will hold your space at this spectacular event!

For more information and to register, visit
Camp Friedlander Staff Reunion - January 19, 2019

More than 125 Camp Staffers from across Camp Friedlander, Myron Kahn, and Camp Hook converged at the Camp Friedlander Dining Hall to Kick off the Camp Friedlander Centennial Year. Past Camp staff traveled from as far away as Naples, Italy and Seattle Washington to attend. Representatives from each decade reaching back to the 1950’s were present to share in fellowship and share stories, skits and songs from their respective era. Honored guests included Marc Logemann, past Camp Friedlander Camp Director and Assistant Chief Scout Executive, and Gene Mugrage, who served as the Camp Director in 1973 when Camp Friedlander became the first ever Cub Scout Resident Camp.

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Camp Friedlander Fun Fact

This view of Camp Friedlander is looking down on the original campsite from the ridge that is behind the current Greiser Campsite. You can see the old railroad bridge in MIamiville in the background. In the early years that Camp Friedlander was open, many scouts took the train to camp, which conveniently stopped in Miamiville. Scouts traveling from downtown Cincinnati could ride the Pennsylvania Railroad all the way from Union Terminal to Miamiville, then hike the short distance to camp. Obviously, this railway is no longer in existence. It started as the Little Miami Railroad, first serving the area in 1841, and ran to the 1970s when Penn Central collapsed into bankruptcy. The route is now part of the Little Miami Bike Trail.
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.

To nominate and for more information, visit
Scout Shabbat is on Friday, February 8th - Register today!

The Scout Law includes a call to be reverent, and each year Scouts nationwide join together for “Scout Sunday.” For the third year in a row, Jewish Scouts can participate in a Scout Shabbat as an alternative to Scout Sunday. For the first time, the service is expanding from Cincinnati’s Dan Beard Council to include participants from the Miami Valley Scout Council based in Dayton.
Beth Israel will host the service on Friday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. Scouts and their families are welcome to stay after services for a free dinner, sponsored by Beth Israel Congregation.

To register, click here .
Register today for the Wood Badge Reunion Dinner!

You are cordially invited to join us at the Dan Beard Council Wood Badge Dinner on February 23, 2019 ! There we will share details about the upcoming Wood Badge course and what makes it so special, celebrate past participant achievements, and interact with past participants and staff. We'll also offer a silent auction to raise funds for Wood Badge Scholarships!

To register for the Reunion Dinner, click here .

Registration is Now Open for the Wood Badge Course in 2019!
For more information, and to register, click here.
Save the Date and Register Today for the College of Commissioner Science on March 16th!

Please join us Saturday March 16, 2019 for the College of Commissioner Science held at the Scout Achievement Center. Commissioners are offered basic training for their role, as well as supplemental training, and courses for Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate of Commissioner Science .

Fore more information and to register, click here .
Registration is Now Open for All 5 Sessions of NYLT

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting and powerful program designed to provide members of the Scouts, BSA (ages 13 and over) with leadership skills and experience they can use to lead themselves and others. Each day is filled with activity. The concepts of what a leader must BE, must KNOW, and must DO are taught, demonstrated, and lived in the out of doors.

To register, 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 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.
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner