New Dan Beard Council DBC Logo 2021
February 2021
Reminder for all Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, Information
and Future Announcements, visit our Resource page here.
Scout Shop Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-6pm; Sat: 9am-3pm
Scout Achievement Center Front Desk Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-5pm
Dan Beard Council Welcomes its First Member of the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts!
We're excited to officially welcome Renee B. from Troop 1974 of West Chester Nazarene Church as Dan Beard Council’s first member of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts!

Congratulations Renee! Thank you for your hard work, dedication and commitment to Scouting!

Eagle Scouts – we would like to highlight your Eagle Scout project and hear about how being a Scout has impacted your life. Click here for details!
Learn About Funding Your Unit for Upcoming Activities!
Spring Fundraising Information Learning Session on Feb. 4th

Join us to learn about several ways you can help to fund your unit during a Spring Fundraising Information learning session via Zoom on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7pm. We’ll share information about several potential options, including Camp Cards, to help your unit earn some funds for your Scouts to enjoy upcoming outdoor activities in the Spring and Summer. 

Click here to register to attend online!
Support Local Scouting at the 2021 Virtual Good Scout Award Luncheon on March 11th!

The Good Scout Award Luncheon is attended by over 1,200 leaders from major companies in our community who gather to support local Scouting programs in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Each year, the Good Scout Award is presented at this event to a business or individual who has made a lasting impact in our community over the years. This year, due to the pandemic, the Good Scout Award Luncheon will be held virtually on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 12pm with guest speaker Stephen Hightower, President and CEO of Hightowers Petroleum Co. and guest speaker Senator Rob Portman.

For details, and to RSVP, click here.
We are Excited to Share a Brand New Resource: Scouting Unit Best Practices Form

We are excited to share a brand new resource for unit leaders and volunteers that allows the sharing of best practices. Many leaders are looking for innovative ways to deliver program during a normal year and during Covid.
Through our Scouting Forward Together initiative, we have launched a new Unit Best Practices Forum for leaders to share and learn best practices that other units are using around our council. Is your unit doing something well? Help to share it with others. Looking for a solution for your unit? Search or post a question to the forum where Scout leaders can help each other. We expect this to continue to grow with your help.

Post or Share today by clicking here.
Unit Registration Opens for Merit Badge Challenge Tonight!

On Monday, February 1st, unit registration will be open for Merit Badge Challenge. Through this registration, units will have the opportunity to add the names of the scouts that will be registering for Merit Badge Challenge. The selection of the merit badges will open on Tuesday, February 16th at 6:00pm for BOTH units and individuals.

Click here to register, and for details.
Nominate a Scouter for a Silver Beaver Award!

If you know a Scouter who is worthy of the Silver Beaver award, please let us know. Download the nomination form and submit it to the Dan Beard Council to the attention of Michelle Horner, Program Administrator, at 10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241. The 2021 deadline for nominations is February 16, 2021.

Click here for details on the Silver Beaver Award.
Cub Scouts: Check Out the New Addition to Summer Camp This Year – Register Today & Join a Webinar to Learn More!
We are so excited to announce that Cub World will have a bouldering wall for this upcoming 2021 season. Scouts will have a blast climbing and we can’t wait to see you all out at camp!

Click here to register for camp today!

Sign up for a Cub Camp Webinar here
to learn about what your Scouts will get to experience this summer!

Click here to register!
Learn About Camp Friedlander Summer Programs at a Virtual Leader Orientation Meeting!
Is your unit looking for an amazing camp experience to attend this summer? Do you want more information about the programs taking place at Camp Friedlander this summer? Are you already signed up but want updates on our programs? Look no further than the Camp Friedlander Leader Orientation Meeting taking place on February 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom! This meeting will cover all you need to know about the fantastic programs offered at Camp Friedlander this summer. This meeting will cover all you need to know about the fantastic programs offered at Camp Friedlander this summer, such as the brand new inflatable iceberg!

That's right, Camp Friedlander is excited to announce that our brand new inflatable iceberg will make its debut during the 2021 season! This is a great addition to our lakefront and will give Scouts and Scouters alike the opportunity to enjoy some fun in the water this summer.

Register by clicking here today!
Enter our Peterloon-themed Pinewood Derby Car Contest & Win Prizes!
Calling all Cub Scouts! Submit a photo of your Peterloon-themed Pinewood Derby Car for a chance to win $25 to the Peterloon Gear Shop! Submit your photo via email to or visit the Peterloon Facebook page and send it in a message.

Submission deadline is March 31, 2021. Winner will be announced in April.
Be a Part of the Fun & Exciting Camp Staff in 2021!
Both Camp Friedlander and Cub World are looking for camp staffers to join us for the 2021 season! If you know of anyone looking for a fantastic summer job that they will not forget, send them our way!

Be a part of our incredible staff: click here!
Reserve your tickets now for Scout Ski Day at Perfect North on February 21st!

The Dan Beard Council and Perfect North Slopes are once again partnering for Ski Days. In 2021, the next Ski Day will be held on February 21, 2021. The process for sign up and tickets has been updated this year, so please click here for details.
Troop 850 Clifton Gorge Hike Jan 2021
Scouts, leaders and Eagle Scouts from Troop 850 of St. Ignatius Parish gathered for an 8.2 mile hike through the Clifton Gorge and John Bryant State Park for the 37th Annual Bushwhack Hike.
Troop 51 Klondike Jan 2021
Scouts from Troop 51 of American Legion Post #615 of Waynesville, Ohio have fun at the Hopewell Klondike Derby held at Camp Friedlander on January 8th.
Pack 138 Scouts Folding Flag
Pack 138
Pack 138 Mallet Throw Scout
Cub Scouts Pack 138 of Florence Christian Church learned about the American Flag, how to fold it, and threw rubber mallets in January – what a fun day!
All Aboard the Scouting U Train–DBC Express!

Join us on the DBC Express as we chug along to multiple training destinations together on this continuous learning journey! Every 4th Sunday of the month, the DBC Express pulls into two to three one-hour destination “stops” to help you expand your knowledge in one of three areas of interest including: Leader Specific, College of Commissioner Science (CCS), or Supplemental Learning.
These virtual opportunities will also ensure that you get a chance to learn from one of our guest “conductors” and in building a network amongst your fellow “passengers” to help you grow in your role or position(s) of responsibility. For details and to register, click here.
Introducing the
BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Award Program!

The fundamental purpose of this new program is to encourage learning by the participants and to increase public awareness about natural resource conservation. Click here for details!
Scouts, Learn How You Can Earn the New EPA Award!

This 50th Anniversary Environmental Protection Agency Award is designed to teach Scouts about their world and encourage them to explore and preserve it. Click here for the application. Click here for learn more!
Registration is Open for 2021 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) at Camp Michaels!

Click here for details!
Registration is Open for Wood Badge in 2021!
Join us at the Wood Badge Dinner on Saturday, May 15th at Camp Friedlander!

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
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
Venturing Leadership Award Nominations Due February 12th!

Do you know a registered Scout or Scouter who has made an impact on lives of Scouting youth through service to Venturing? Anyone can nominate any deserving registered Scout or Scouter for the Council Venturing Leadership Award. This prestigious award is for those who show exceptional dedication and give outstanding leadership and service to Venturing and to Venturers in the Dan Beard Council. If you know a registered Scouter who fits that description, nominate them for consideration by February 14, 2020.

For more information on the Venturing Leadership Award, including the nomination form, click here. Completed nominations should be sent to Scout Achievement Center.
Save the Date: National BSA's "Be The Change!" Event for the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts on Feb. 21st at 8pm!
National BSA Council invites everyone to join a celebration of service, leadership, and the groundbreaking accomplishments of the first female Eagle Scouts during the upcoming
“Be the Change” event. This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live on February 21, 2021, at 8pm ET.

Click here to find more details about the event and invite others to view this special, historic event!
Support Local Scouting at One of Dan Beard Council's Exciting Events in 2021!
The Dan Beard Council is underway preparing for a great year full of amazing events to support the local Scouts of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Mark your calendars to support and attend these great special events. All gifts stay local. 
Click here to register today or contact Sara Schaser at
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.
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: Community Rewards
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner