March 2019
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.

Attend the Gathering of Eagles Breakfast on Friday, March 29th!

The Dan Beard Council’s Eagle Scout Association would like to invite Eagle Scouts to the 2019 Gathering of Eagles Breakfast on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 7:30am - 9am at the University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium West Pavilion.

This exciting event is co-sponsored by the UC Foundation and the Dan Beard Council. Come join us to learn what the local chapter has planned for the upcoming year, and get to know other Eagle Scouts in the area.

For details and to register, visit
Sign up for a Cub Camp Adventure Presentation at a March Pack Event!

Cub Camp Adventures is Scouting fun in the outdoors! We provide unique Cub Scout camp experiences under the supervision of national accredited Cub Camp volunteers. We offer something for everyone; 3 or 4 day resident camps or a community day camp, located near you. During the month of March, we are attending a Pack event of your choosing, to share what we are planning at your camps and how much fund your Scouts will have.

Please coordinate with your District Professional staff member  today, to coordinate your Cub Camp Adventure presentation.

Order your Blue & Gold Banquet Placemats Today!
These placemats are an easy and free way for you to get your families excited about summer camp. You can even put in your units custom dates.
You can order the placemats by clicking 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 .
Summer Camp Registration is Now Open & Free Slushies at Cub World!

Registration is now open for Summer Camp. The Free Slushie deadline is March 31st , so register today to get free slushies for your Scouts.

To learn more and to register, click here.

Save The Date - Cub World Open House
Attention Cub Scout Packs! Learn all about the offerings of Cub World, by visiting for a free morning of activities and Open House at Cub World.

Saturday, May 4, from 9AM–12PM

Learn more by clicking here .
Sign Up for Trade Skills Day at Camp Friedlander!

Attend Trade Skills Day at Camp Friedlander on  Saturday, April 13th  to learn valuable skills that can become life-long careers! Meet and work with employees of local companies while having fun earning merit badges.
Merit badges include Automotive Maintenance , Electricity , Metalwork , Painting , Plumbing and Welding .
Learn more by clicking here .
Sign Up to Participate in Conservation Day on April 6th!

Only through continued service can we ensure that the beautiful and natural areas of the Dan Beard Scout Reservation and Camp Michaels are preserved for future youth. Camp Conservation Days are an great way for Scouts to earn service hours while working to conserve our camp properties. These days of organized projects include tree-planting, erosion control, honeysuckle removal, trail maintenance, and other conservation projects. Groups that participate learn about lake ecosystems and help create a healthy environment for the plants and animals that share our camps.

This promotes a sense of ownership in our camps. Plan to join us Saturday, April 6 at Dan Beard Scout Reservation. Learn more by clicking here .
Scouts BSA Camp: Still Spots Available for Summer Camp at Camp Friedlander!

Do you want to have an excellent summer adventure?  There are still spots available for Summer Camp at Camp Friedlander.  Swim in the beautiful Lake Marge Schott, climb on our BRAND NEW rock climbing surface or earn that last merit badge for a rank advancement. There is something for everybody at Camp Friedlander and most importantly lots of fun! You can also attend a second week for half the cost through our  Seconds Program

Visit here for more information.

Camperships are Now Available!

The Dan Beard Council, BSA promotes camping and does not want any Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Venturer to miss the opportunity to attend camp due to financial hardship. The Campership program is designed to aid Scouting families. Applications are due April 16th.

For details, and to apply, click here.
Save the Date for the Camp Friedlander Homecoming & Dedication on August 23-25, 2019

Camp Edgar Friedlander was officially dedicated with a special ceremony on August 23, 1919. Open to all Scouters and their families for the weekend, this “homecoming” will feature family style camping at Camp Friedlander with most every program area open for enjoyment. Capping the weekend will be a special re-dedication ceremony.

For more information, visit
Camp Friedlander Fun Fact

This is a picture of the new camp entrance when the camp was moved up the hill to the current site. This was a result of a long-range council plan completed in 1956.
Registration is Now Open for NYLT

National Youth Leadership Training registration is open, and the 5 weekly sessions are starting to fill up fast! NYLT is an exciting, action-packed week-long program designed to provide the youth of the Dan Beard Council the leadership skills and experiences necessary to lead themselves and their troop. The courses are open to Scouts age 14 and up.

For info on NYLT, click here.
Did you know that the United States Submarine Veterans has a program to recognize Eagle Scouts?

The Cincinnati Base of the United States Submarine Veterans can provide recognition for completion of the rank of Eagle Scout within the Dan Beard Council. Fill out the form, and they will do their best to have a representative attend the Eagle Scouts Court of Honor to present a Certificate and patch .

Click here to download the form. For additional details, visit .
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.
Sign Up For COPE - A Great Team Building Program at Camp Friedlander!

COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) is a challenge course or ropes course activity operated for adults and youth comprised of group initiatives, team building, problem solving, and physical challenge. Although COPE uses some of the skills, techniques and tools of rock climbing, it is not a climbing course. Rather, it uses climbing situations as one of several means to achieve its goals, including the development of trust, communication, self-esteem, leadership,
problem-solving, decision-making and teamwork.

For information and to register, click here.
Online Training is Available for All Scout Leaders

Position specific training for all unit leaders is available to complete online in your my.Scouting account.

Learn more at to see which trainings apply to your position.
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner