June 2020
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Program Kickoff
Attend the 2020 Program Kickoff on June 11th at 7pm via Zoom!
This free webinar is to help unit volunteers plan their Scouting program. Providing a quality, year-round Scouting program should be the goal of every Scouting unit. The Program Kickoff will provide this year’s program planning guide and share a number of recent updates, resources, events, and provide information that will aid your unit as well as guidance on how to develop an annual program plan, a budget, a fundraising plan and more!

NEW IN 2020: Personalize your experience by choosing from one of the elective breakout sessions when you register!

Enrollment Has Started for the 2020 Popcorn Sale!

The popcorn sale has grown 3 years in a row with free events, more resources, and more funding for local units.

Learn more about why so many units sell Popcorn by clicking here !
Cub Scout Leaders: Join Scout Night Trainings Starting in July!
All Cub Scout Leaders! We are actively scheduling our Join Scout Night Trainings which are starting to happen in mid-July.
Leaders will 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.
This is a DO NOT MISS event!

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Dinner on June 25th
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, June 25th, 2020 from 7pm until 8:30pm at the Scout Achievement Center.

Ready to Get Out and Hit Golf Balls, Shoot Clay Pigeons, Compete in a Race and See Fireworks?

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 !
Be Sure to Check Out These Camp Card Updates

Our Camp Card team has two additional updates for those participating in the Dan Beard Council Camp Card Sale:

  1. The Camp Card Sale will be extended to June 30, 2020. All camp card returns and final payments will be due on or before that time.
  2. While we know some units and Scouts have still had some success selling cards through online, text, and email, we do not want to penalize any of our units who have not had the opportunity to sell. While we are hopeful that your unit may still have the opportunity to sell some cards before the end of the sale, the committee has determined that there will be no restocking fee for returned cards for this year’s sale.

Click here for Camp Card website!
Mark Your Calendars for the National Jamboree Night on Zoom – June 9th at 7pm!

Learn more about National Jamboree by registering for the informational meeting through Zoom on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00pm. If you plan to attend the Program Kickoff, there is an elective session that will inform you all the plans the Dan Beard Council Contingent has in store for National Jamboree!
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 !
Box Includes:
3 Rank-Specific Adventures
& Supplies for only $50! 
Plus, a $10 rebate good toward
Cub Scout Saturday Adventures
Cub Scout Adventure Boxes Now Available - Register Today!
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!

Cub Scout Saturday Adventures A Fun, Safe and Exciting Summer Camp Experience!
Enjoy an exciting summer camp experience with Cub Scout Saturday Adventures at Camp Friedlander this July! Scouts and their families can attend this day that is filled with fun and adventure for only $50 dollars per Scout and adults are free.

Register for the Virtual Merit Badge Challenge June 15-26!
Scouts BSA members have the exciting opportunity to participate in virtual merit badge experiences aimed at earning some exciting and special merit badges. These programs will have some scheduled times where all Scouts join together, but most are designed to a Scout to work at his or her own pace.

  • $15 for initial registration & first merit badge course (patch included)
  • $10 for each additional merit badge course added on

Scouts BSA: Attend Camp Friedlander Adventure in July!
Scouts BSA members and their troops are invited to join us for week-long (Monday-Friday) day-only Camp Adventure that costs $185 per Scout and $35 per adult this summer at Camp Friedlander!

These camps have been designed to offer safe and exciting camp experiences while still offering the fun and value that Camp Friedlander is known for.

Helping Youth and Changing Lives – Sign Up To Be a Mentor!
PNC Challenge Camp, an extension of ScoutREACH, is one of the premiere camping outreach programs offered in our community! This exciting and free camp that is filled with outdoor adventures will be held on July 1-3 at Camp Friedlander. This free camp is available to Scouts and non-scouts ages 8-14.

We need your help–Sign up to be a mentor!

Mentors are needed to lead, guide and advise a group of youth participants. Mentors and other volunteer role-models in the community help provide encouragement and leadership to youth. Consider sending a group of your employees, interns, friends and family to mentor and make Challenge Camp successful!

Virtual Scouting Resources
safety moment
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 .

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
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