May 2019
Attend the Cub World Open House! Saturday, May 4th from 9am - 12pm
Attention Cub Scout Packs! Learn all about the offerings of Cub World. All Cub Camping families are welcome to attend this open house and tour Cub World. Learn more by clicking here .

Summer Camp Registration is Open

Registration is now open for Summer Camp. To learn more and to register, click here.
Check Out the Newport Aquarium this weekend for Scouts Honor Weekend - May 4th thru May 5th!
During Scouts Honor Weekend, Newport Aquarium admission is only $13.99 per person* for all Scouts, their families and friends. Get the whole troop together and enjoy the day exploring tanks filled with exotic sea life from around the world. All Scouts receive a special patch when they arrive.
Scouts of all ages will enjoy this weekend!

Get your tickets today by clicking here .

*Annual Passholders do not need to purchase tickets for Scouts Honor Weekend.
Join Us For Peterloon 2019
Registration Is Now Open!
(Campsites are first come, first served)

On October 4-6, 2019, come join 6,000 plus fellow Scouts for a weekend of a lifetime at Peterloon and celebrate 100 years of Camp Friedlander. The weekend will be packed with endless activities and memories to last a lifetime.

For more information and updates, visit the website by clicking here!

Also, follow Peterloon on Facebook for updates.

It's Time for Program Kickoffs!

The Program Kickoff is likely one of the most important meetings you will attend this year and is your chance to get everything you need to plan an exciting 2019-2020 program. At this unit focused, volunteer driven event, we will distribute the new ‘19-’20 Council Program Planning Guide , deliver sessions on key elements to a strong and safe unit program from experienced volunteer leaders, and provide answers to all your Scouting questions and concerns.

For questions, please email Frank Burdsall .
Congratulations to the Silver Beaver Class of 2018!

On April 16th, the Dan Beard Silver Beaver Alumni Association hosted a reception for this year's class of new Silver Beavers. The Mission of the SBAA is "Using the collective experience of the Silver Beavers, we will bring resources to bear on the mission of the Dan Beard Council and will be an example of what it means to provide distinguished service to youth through our ongoing relationship with Scouting."

For details on Silver Beaver and to nominate someone for the award, click here.
A Few Camp Staff Positions Still Available for this Summer!

There’s no better way to spend your summer! If you enjoy working with kids, believe in the Scouting program, and love camp, then the Dan Beard Scout Reservation is a great place to work and play.
Positions Available:
Trailblazer Director at Friedlander
Health Officer at Cub World
BB Director at Cub World
Dining Hall Steward
For more information and to apply, click here.
Save the Date - Come to camp to Wake Up the Blob on June 1st!

Join us on Saturday, June 1st for our  Wake Up The Blob  event where we will offer units the opportunity to come out prior to camp and have some fun on the blob. The purpose of this event will be to facilitate a number of swim tests prior to your unit’s arrival at Camp Friedlander.
For details, and to Register, click here.
ROAD CLOSURE - How To Get To Camp - Cub World Access

As of Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the Clermont County bridge on Price Road, to the south of the Cub World entrance, is closed. The repairs may not start until summer of 2020. This means that the only option to access Cub World will be by coming down Price Road past Camp Craig; access from Milford is no longer an option. This will affect all Scout and non-Scout groups and events for the foreseeable future, including (but not limited to) Summer Camp, Challenge Camp, Peterloon, Spook-O-Ree, all weekend Reservations, District Camp-O-Rees and Cub-O-Rees, etc.

Please make note and make proper travel arrangements on getting to camp .

For detour information and updates, visit .
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.
Order Your Camp Friedlander On This Ground Memorabilia Today - Quantities Are Limited!
The Centennial Committee has put together some limited Items for sale to commemorate the milestone of Camp Friedlander turning 100 years old. Please check out the store and grab some great swag before it is gone. There is very limited stock during summer camp, so secure your gear now!

Some of the Items, such as the Challenge Coin, had a limited run of 100! Other items include belt buckles, hoodies, patches and more.

Hurry, Quantities are Limited! Shop Today by clicking HERE .
Camp Friedlander Fun Fact

Lake Slavin recently served as the backdrop for the Life Skills area at Camp Friedlander, but has served in many capacities over the years. It was once Eagle Ridge, an area dedicated to Eagle required merit badges and the council ring for Camp Craig. The "boat" pictured was used when canoeing and rowing were done on Lake Slavin. The structure still exists, though does not resemble a boat quite as much.
Scout First Helpline

Did you know that Scouting has a Scout's First Helpline? This dedicated 24-hour helpline 844-SCOUTS1 (844-726-8871) is in place to receive reports of known or suspected abuse or behavior that might put a youth at risk. The protection of youth is the primary obligation of every individual involved in the Boy Scouts of America— including leaders, parents, members, and professionals. Learn more information and get additional resources to help protect youth here .
The Tzofim Friendship Caravan is coming to Camp Friedlander on Tuesday, July 16th!

This summer the Friendship Caravan is coming to Camp Friedlander to bring their message of friendship and make connections with Scouts and Scouters with a FREE concert on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00pm. They will be here as part of a 4-day tour of Cincinnati area institutions with a community performance at the Mayerson JCC on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 2:30pm. The Caravan is brought to Cincinnati by the Israel Team at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

There is no need to register for this FREE concert! For details, visit here.
Upcoming Training and Programs
  • Wilderness First Aid: May 10-12, Cub World
  • Life to Eagle Seminar: May 15 6:30PM Scout Achievement Center
Training Updates: Wilderness First Aid and Life to Eagle Seminar

Dan Beard Council is hosting the first Wilderness First Aid training of 2019 on May 10-12! The location has been changed to Cub World . If you plan to go on a high adventure this summer, make sure you sign up for this training! Space is limited, so do not wait. A second offering will occur on the first two Saturdays of June at the Scout Achievement Center. The cost is $130 for adults and $100 for Scouts (ages 14+).

For more information and to register, please visit here.
Limited Spots Available - Sign Your Scout Up Today 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.

If you are a registered Scout aged 13 and up, are looking for more information about NYLT and signing up, visit here.
Reserve Your Place For Wood Badge This Fall!

Wood Badge is the opportunity of a lifetime open to all registered adult leaders to learn the skills that can positively influence not only your unit’s health but can impact your life outside of Scouting as well. Adult leaders are invited to sign up today to get in on one of the best training experiences Dan Beard Council has to offer!

If you are an Adult Leader looking for more details about Wood Badge, and to sign up, visit here.
The 2019 Camp Card Sale Closeout

Get your 2019 Camp Card before it's too late.

As a reminder for those selling, all returns and final payments are due by May 15th. In addition, those selling also have an extended deadline for final camp payment until May 22nd.

For more information on Camp Cards, click here.
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.

Donate online at
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner