March 2020
Dan Beard Council, BSA Recent News Update

We hope that you have seen some of our local messages and updates related to the national organizations announcement of Chapter 11 financial restructuring. As we shared at the Community Fireside Chats this past summer, our council remains an independently governed and locally funded non-profit organization. Only the national organization filed chapter 11, not the Dan Beard Council. Local Scouting in our Dan Beard Council is strong and vibrant.

The infographic to the left shows 3 things to know going forward. This graphic, our local messages, additional details, and resources, are all available on our website here as well.
Dan Beard Council's Annual Good Scout Award Luncheon is Set for Wednesday, March 18, 2020!

The Dan Beard Council’s largest fundraising event, the Good Scout Award Luncheon , is set for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. 
Join more than 1,000 other Scouters and community leaders as we present the Good Scout Award to Steve Hightower of Hightowers Petroleum . Then, sit back and enjoy some fun-filled stories from Cincinnati Reds great, Sean Casey .  
For more information, and to register, click here .
College of Commissioner Science Registration Now Open!

College of Commissioner Science is a one day program for commissioners of all experience levels, with something for everyone. This event is the largest commissioner training event the Dan Beard Council holds. Please join us on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 8am to 4pm at the Scout Achievement Center for a day of learning, collaborating, and networking with other commissioners. Click here to find out more!
Our 2020 Camp Cards are Almost Here!

This year's camp cards are set to arrive and be distributed in a couple of weeks. It's not too late for your unit to join in on the action. If your unit already placed an order, we'll be sending you additional pickup details soon. If your Scouts or unit is still interested in selling cards to earn extra funds for Scouting adventures, email us here or learn more at
Participant Registration for the 2021 National Jamboree is Open!

Join the Dan Beard Council contingent and experience the best of Scout in one place! From stadium shoes to merit badges, patch trading to high adventure sports, you’ll want to be at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in 2021. You and over 200 other Scouts in Dan Beard Council will join more than 20,000 Scouts from all over the country, as they enjoy 10,600 acres at the Summit and find out firsthand just what it’s like to Face the Challenge! Click here to find out more!
Scout Impact Project: A Call To Serve Your Community – Register Your Unit by Sunday, March 15th!

The Scout Impact Project is a community service project initiative to show the impact of Scouting in our community by all coming together and working on service projects at the same time over the course of 60 days in April and May.

The service projects can be small-scale projects! Examples such as maintenance, pulling weeds, planting flowers, or painting at your chartered organization are great projects to get your unit involved!
  • Troop 51 in Hopewell will be painting a fence on their Chartered Partner's property!
  • Troop 1001 and 1 in Trailblazer will be planting flowers and landscaping around their Church! 
  • Pack 57 in Hopewell will be helping to tidy up their Church!

For details and to sign up, click here ! Follow project updates on Facebook page here !
New Summer Camp Option for Scouts: Scouts BSA Day Camp!

We are excited to announce a new option for Scouts wanting to attend summer camp: Scouts BSA Day Camp ! This new type of camp will take place during select weeks at Camp Friedlander and will cost $210. Scouts can choose from a pre-packaged first year camper schedule or pick from our wide range of merit badges offered during the day. These Scouts will be given the option to experience all camp has to offer while meeting evening obligations they may have. We can’t wait to see you this summer! For details, click here !
Sign Up for Camp Conservation Day at Cub World on Saturday, April 4th!

Camp Conservation Day is on Saturday, April 4 at Cub World from 9am until 2pm. This is a great way for Scouts to earn service hours while working to conserve Dan Beard Council's camp properties. Projects include tree-planting, erosion control, honeysuckle removal, trail maintenance, and other conservation projects. Learn about lake ecosystems and help create a healthy environment for the plants and animals that share our camps. Register here !
Kick Off the Summer: Join Us for Cub-A-Palooza at Cub World on Saturday, June 6th!

Come out and join us for an exciting day of open programming at Cub World on Saturday, June 6th from 9am to 3pm! Your Scouts can be introduced to the exciting world of Cub Camp while enjoying many fun activities. Come as a family, a Pack, or a Den! Siblings and parents are welcome. Participate in program opportunites such as Camp Tours, Archery, Nature Hikes and more!

Click here to find out more!
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 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.

Learn more about Friends of Scouting here !
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Safe Scouting - Hiking

Hiking is a great way to spend your time in the outdoors. It’s also a good way to get your heart pumping for some exercise or to test your limits. Some hikes are just a few hundred feet while others are many miles, but all can pose potential hazards if not carefully considered. Take some time to research your destination and its terrain so you can better prepare to have a memorable experience and fun while exploring . Click here to learn more.
The Dan Beard Council brings you special activities for your Scouts through special Scout partnerships across the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area all year round! Be sure to visit the webpage often as events and special offers are added throughout the year.
Check Out These Featured Upcoming Scout It Out Partnerships Below:
Save the Date for the Gathering of Eagles Luncheon coming up on Friday, April 24th at 12pm!

The Dan Beard Council’s Eagle Scout Association is hosting the 2020 Gathering of Eagles Luncheon which will be held on Friday, April 24th, 2020 at 12pm at the University Club . The keynote speaker will be Distinguished Eagle Scout and U.S Senator Sherrod Brown . Come to the event to learn what the local chapter has planned for the upcoming year, and to get to know other Eagle Scouts in the area. For details, click here .
Making Cub Scouting Unforgettably FUN at Philmont July 12-18!

Imagine being able to interact with Cub Scout Leaders from across the country for a week AND improve your Cub Leader skills during the Central Region Week of July 12-18, 2020 . This Cub Scout session will offer you exactly that opportunity! Bring your family and join us in the FUN! For details, and to register, click here !
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner