July 2020
Reminder for all Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, Information
and Future Announcements, visit our Resource page here .
Learn about the upcoming Join Scout Night Campaign and new marketing strategies & materials
in place to help reach our target audience of youth and parents.
Cub Scout Leaders: Join Scout Night Trainings will be Virtual and held on July 16 & 21!
The schedule for Join Scout Night Trainings has changed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and our commitment to keep volunteers and staff safe. The Dan Beard Council will host two live Virtual Join Scout Night Trainings which will be held Thursday, July 16 & Tuesday, July 21 by Zoom.

Recruitment materials pick-up (yard signs, posters, applications, etc.) will take place in a drive-thru format in each district between July 28-30. Join Scout Night and Popcorn sale materials will be distributed at the same time.

TONIGHT AT 6PM: Register for the 2020 DBC Popcorn Preview via Zoom. Also, Be Sure To Enroll your Unit for Popcorn!

The 2020 Popcorn Sale is bringing tons of new innovations to enable a safe and strong fundraiser for your unit. Learn all about this year’s updates at our special DBC Popcorn Preview Webinar tonight at 6pm .

Also, make sure your unit is enrolled in this year’s sale to get the latest updates and help our volunteers to plan.

Lastly, save the date for the upcoming  Virtual Popcorn Rallies that will be held on July 23 and July 27 . Material pickup will be the week of July 27 at a location in your district. Learn more about popcorn here !
Checklist to Restarting Scouting Activities Using S.A.F.E.

As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. This checklist outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/ volunteers must consider on when and how to resume meetings, service projects, camping and all other official Scouting activities.

Click here to view the S.A.F.E. Restarting Scouting Activities Checklist!
Congratulations to the Silver Beaver Class of 2019!
The Silver Beaver Award is bestowed upon only those persons who have given continued, unselfish, and effective service to the community, usually through the program of the Boy Scouts of America, but not limited to Scouting. Congratulations to the following individuals who are recipients of the 2019 Silver Beaver Award ! They will be formally recognized as a class at Scouting U on December 5, 2020.

  • Chris Binion | Trailblazer
  • Chip Brown | Maketewa
  • Bill Hiler | US Grant
  • Jim Landers | William Henry Harrison
  • Linda McWilliams | Blue Jacket
  • Chris Minniear | Hopewell
  • Doug Studer | Trailblazer / Board Member

The purpose of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or organization for demonstrated involvement in the development & implementation of scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds. The award is in fulfillment of Dr. Young’s dream of justice and equality for all.
Save the Date! The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Dinner is Rescheduled for Thursday, August 27th from 7pm-8:30pm!
The Dan Beard Council will recognize Richard “Dick” N. Aft , PhD , President of Philanthropic Leadership & Retired President of United Way of Greater Cincinnati , and Edgar L. Smith, Jr., Founder, Chairman and CEO of World Pac Paper, LLC , for their outstanding service in the community at the 9th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Awards Dinner on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 from 7pm until 8:30pm at the Scout Achievement Center.

Mark Your Calendars for the National Jamboree Night on Zoom – July 7th at 7pm!

Learn more about National Jamboree by registering for the informational meeting through Zoom on Tuesday, July 7th at 7:00pm. Join the Dan Beard Council contingent and experience the best of Scouting in one place! From stadium shows to merit badges, patch trading to high adventure sports, you’ll want to be at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in 2021.

Click here to register for Zoom meeting!
For details, and register for the Jamboree, visit the website by clicking here !
Support ScoutREACH Programs including Challenge Camp with our Online Giving Campaign!

The annual  PLN Dodgeball Championship  is an important fundraising event for the Dan Beard Council, BSA. What is more important is the health and safety of our donors and volunteers. Because of that, we are cancelling the 2020 PLN Dodgeball Championship which annually raises money for Challenge Camp.

In its place, we are hosting an  Online Giving Campaign  that will support all of Dan Beard Council's ScoutREACH programs including Challenge Camp. Your gift is an important part of helping youth from hard-to-serve communities experience Scouting. With your contribution and support, the Dan Beard Council can continue delivering quality and impactful ScoutREACH programs throughout our community.

To learn more and to donate, click here !
Ready to Get Out and Hit Golf Balls, Shoot Clay Pigeons, Compete in a Race and more?

The Dan Beard Council Special Events have just what you’re looking for! Our summer events are fun and they all support the mission of the Dan Beard Council. This year, every effort is being made to make sure our events are safe for you, your friends and family.

To learn more about these events, click here !
Wow! The Dan Beard Council has had a lot of exciting programs happen this summer and can’t wait for the next round to begin! Cub Scout Adventure Boxes have made their way into Scouts' hands and they are well on their way through the first few adventures. Our Camp Staff had such a great time putting together the content and boxes for our Scouts and hope they enjoy them. There are still boxes left, so order today by clicking the link below.

The Dan Beard Council also has the Scouts BSA Camp Friedlander Adventures coming up and are excited to say that the sessions are full! This has been a fantastic response to this new and exciting program. The Camp Staff are excited to make this summer into a memorable experience for our Scouts! The Camp Staff are preparing for your arrival and will see you soon!
Spots are Filling Up Fast! Register for Cub Scout Saturday Adventures for a Safe & Exciting Summer Camp Experience!
Camp Friedlander is excited to offer a new opportunity to our Cub Scouts: Cub Scout Saturday Adventures ! These exciting programs will give Cub Scouts the opportunity to experience a new environment and enjoy all that lovely Camp Friedlander has to offer! Scouts and their families can attend for only $50 dollars per Scout and adults are free!

Spots are filling up fast – Register for this incredible adventure today!

Box Includes:
3 Rank-Specific Adventures
& Supplies for only $50! 
Plus, a $10 rebate good toward
Cub Scout Saturday Adventures
Get a Cub Scout Adventure Box Today to Kick off your Summer!
Our rank-specific Cub Scout Adventure Boxes are filled with everything a Scouting family needs to conduct three age-appropriate Cub Scout elective adventures this summer! This allows Scouts to get a jump-start on their Cub Scout rank advancements for next year.

Purchase of an Adventure Box includes a $10 rebate for Scouts to join us at our Cub Scout Saturday Adventures!

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Safe Scouting - Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities

As Scouting moves to virtual and online platforms, we offer the following reminders to help keep kids safe. The guidance found in this article applies to all online Scouting activities and meetings. To learn more about Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities, click here .
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 .
Ultimate Leadership
Wood Badge is still planning
for a great course this Fall!
Register by 7/31 for savings!
Leadership Development Training!
NYLT has been rescheduled
to take place over the course
of two weekends this Fall:
October 2-4 and 9-11, 2020.

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 on how to register. To sign up: Community Rewards at
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner