May 2020
Reminder for all Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, Information
and Future Announcements, visit our Resource page here .
Stay At Home for Scouting Giving Campaign Replaces Good Scout Award Luncheon. Matching Grant Can Double Your Gift & Impact!

The Dan Beard Council has made the difficult decision to cancel its largest fundraiser, the Good Scout Award Luncheon, for this year due to COVID-19. Because of this, the support of our donors will be more important than ever before.

This weekend, we’ll be conducing a  " Stay At Home for Scouting Giving Campaign"  This campaign will feature a series of videos that launch tomorrow, Friday, May 1, 2020 and conclude on Saturday in conduction with a nationwide virtual camporee.
Several generous Scouters have offered to match the donations raised through the campaign this weekend, so we need your help.  

Supporters will have the opportunity to contribute
to the campaign through a variety of methods including Facebook, text message, PayPal, and more. For details and to donate, click here .
Join Us This Weekend for a Tandem Virtual Camporee alongside the National Camp-In – 2 Events in 1!

We are hosting a tandem Virtual Camporee alongside the National Boy Scouts of America Camp-In. We will be opening the day at 10:30AM on Saturday, May 2nd with a flag ceremony, opening, and some words from our Scout Executive, Andy Zahn. The Camporee will be hosted on the Dan Beard Council Facebook page with activities that you won’t want to miss! All programming will culminate in a campfire at 9pm on the National Camp-in Facebook page.

Click here to register and find a schedule of activities! We hope you join us for a day of fun!
Virtual Scouting Resources
Update on Dan Beard Council's Special Events in 2020

  • The Sporting Clays event held at the Sycamore Pheasant Club, originally scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2020, has been postponed to Sunday, October 4, 2020. Click here for details.

  • The Dodgeball Championship originally set for Saturday, June 13, 2020 will also be postponed. A new date will be set soon. Please check back for more information by clicking here.
All other events, the Golf Classic , the Festival of Fireworks and the Kart Race all have remained on the same date and will happen as scheduled. To support the Dan Beard Council in participating in any of these events, click here to sign up today!
Summer Camp Update – Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone is so excited to get out this summer and take part in fun activities around camp. We thought it would be a good idea to address some of our most frequently asked questions !

Is Summer Camp going to be held? 
We are currently planning to do so! The council is keeping tabs
on the most up to date recommendations from the
State Department of Health and the CDC to determine the best course of action. The safety of
our Scouts and Scouters is our
top concern!
What happens if…? 
There are a lot of unknowns related to our communities and Scouting and as such, we are developing contingency plans to cover a myriad of possibilities.
How will we communicate changes? 
Our special committee working on camping options hopes to make a preliminary announcement about our camp options in mid-May. The latest information can be obtained by visiting . If substantial changes are deemed necessary, we will email all registered leaders.

For families with financial hardship, are Camperships available?
Yes! Campership forms are available by visiting the website by clicking here .

If camp is canceled, will I get a refund? 
Yes, a full refund will be given if we are unable to hold summer camp.

Who can I ask if I have other questions regarding camp?
Please reach out to your District Executive by looking them up on our Staff Directory , or contact Rachel Ball , Outdoor Program Assistant .
2020 Good Scout Award Luncheon Update

The annual Good Scout Award Luncheon is an important fundraising event for the Dan Beard Council. What is more important is the health and safety of our donors and volunteers.
Because of that, we are cancelling the 2020 Good Scout Award Luncheon. In its place will be a series of short videos featuring our  Stay-at-Home for Scouting Giving Campaign that will air Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd .

Click here for details!
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 !
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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 .
Our 2020 Camp Card Deadline is Extended until June 15th!
No Risk Required: Sign Up for National Jamboree-$0 Deposit
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Scouts & Volunteers: Record A Scouting At Home Video
Demonstrating a Scouting Skill! Click here for details.
Unlock Your Potential Leadership Skills with NYLT!

NYLT incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital, and meaningful training for today’s youth leaders. Through the wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer. We encourage any First-Class Scout (age 13 and older) , who is interested in honing their leadership skills, to register today!

 Click here for details!

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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