New Dan Beard Council DBC Logo 2021
March 2021
Reminder for all Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, Information
and Future Announcements, visit our Resource page here.
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Scout Achievement Center Front Desk Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-5pm
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local Scouts become the
next generation of LEADERS!
The 2021 Good Scout Award Luncheon has gone Virtual!
Join Us on March 11th at 12pm

Our largest event of the year, the Good Scout Award Luncheon, has gone virtual in 2021! Show your support for local Scouting in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky by attending this dynamic and exciting event which takes place on Thursday, March 11th at 12pm. Hear from Honoree Stephen Hightower, President and CEO of Hightowers Petroleum Co., and guest speaker Senator Rob Portman, youth Scout speakers and hear from Dan Beard Council's first member of the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts, Renee Bauer! You don't want to miss this!

Registration is Open! Click here to Register & Learn how you can Support Scouting!
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! Read more about Renee here.

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!
Check out the Changes to Scoutbook Leader Access

Effective March 1, 2021, Scoutbook’s invite process will require a BSA issued Member ID and current registration check for any adult leader being invited to connect with the unit. On March 1, anyone listed as a leader in Scoutbook that is not registered in the BSA will be purged from unit leader roster(s). Applications will need to be submitted for anyone that needs to retain leader access to ensure all adult with Scoutbook roster access are registered leaders.

Click here to log in.
Plenty of Courses Still Available in the 2021 Virtual Merit Badge Challenge – Sign up Today!

Scouts, sign up for a virtual merit badge course in our Virtual Merit Badge Challenge which takes place over three Saturdays: March 27, April 10 & April 17, 2021. This event is open for Scouts, BSA registered with the Dan Beard Council. There are several badges still available such as:

  • NOVA-Mendel’s Minions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Cooking
  • Sustainability
  • Wood Carving
  • Digital Technology
  • Astronomy
  • Archaeology
  • And more!

It’s not too late! Registration closes on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:00am. Click here to register!
Attend a Cub Camp Webinar & Start Planning Your Cub Camp Adventure this Summer!
The Cub Camp Webinars are in full swing, and there are still opportunities to attend! We have spots available to attend March 2nd & 4th at 6PM & 7PM. All units that attend will receive a discount of $5 per youth for attending the webinar! Be sure to register to attend one today, then start planning your Cub Camp Adventure and register for a summer camp session!

Click here to attend a Cub Camp webinar!

To register for Camp, click here.
Join the Amazing Ranks of Camp Friedlander & Cub World Camp Staff This Summer!
We are still accepting applications for our Camp Staff! If you are interested, submit an application by clicking here!
Share Your Scouting Unit's Best Practices with Others by Using Best Practices Forum

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-19.
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.
Still Interested in the Camp Card Spring Fundraiser? It's Not Too Late to Sign Up!
Includes a New Online Selling Platform

If your unit is still interested in enrolling in the Camp Card sale or a 2021 Spring Fundraiser, it’s not too late. You can still get your unit enrolled to participate. The Dan Beard Council's Camp Card initiative and Spring fundraisers are designed to help units and their members to raise funds to support
all of their Scouting adventures including membership fees, summer camp, high adventure trips, and more!

To learn more or enroll today, click here.
Nominate a Scouter for a Silver Beaver Award – Deadline Extended Until March 31st!

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 Byrne, Program Administrator, at 10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241. The 2021 deadline for nominations is March 31, 2021.

Click here for details on the Silver Beaver Award.
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.
Scouts Troop 502 Perfect North 2021
ABOVE: Scouts from Troop 502 of Indian Hill Rangers Boy Scout Camps, Inc. in Miamiville, OH had a fun day
on the slopes on Scout Day at Perfect North!
ON RIGHT: Cub Scouts from Pack 285 had a unique Pack meeting in February which included a visit from Brian from Cool Critters Outreach who presented critters such as rodents, parrots and a snake. Scouts were able to ask questions and learn all about these animals!
Pack 285 Meeting Cool Critters Outreach
Pack 285 Cool Critters Outreach Meeting Bird
Pack 477 Tristate Warbird Museum 2
Pack 477  Tri-State Warbird Museum

Cub Scouts Pack 477 took a trip to the
Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia. The Scouts made paper airplanes, had a paper airplane race and also learned all about the planes at the museum from an Eagle Scout who now works there!
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
Youth Protection Training Must Remain Up-To-Date!

The safety of our Scouts is our most important priority. Youth Protection Training is required to be renewed every 2 years determined by the date it was taken, not by the recharter date. Volunteers and units should be aware
of Youth Protection Training expiration dates,
and make it a priority to renew training before expiration. An adult with expired youth protection is not a qualified Scout supervision and does not count towards 2-deep leadership. 

Detailed instructions on how to run a Youth Protection Training Report for your unit can be found here

Volunteers, Access Youth Protection Training here.
Save the Date: This Fall, We'll Be Scouting for Food – and We Need Your Help!

The Dan Beard Council is partnering with the Freestore Foodbank to launch Scouting for Food, a Council-wide service project that will collect food for those in need. Here’s how we’ll do it:

  • Saturday, November 6, 2021: Packs, Troops and Posts will fan out across their local neighborhoods, circulating flyers asking for non-perishable food donations. 
  • On the following Saturday, November 13, 2021: Units will return to the homes where flyers were placed to collect the donations, which then will be dropped off at food pantries and Freestore Foodbank affiliated agencies in the units’ home district.

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