November 2018

Scouts BSA Training
Those who attend will learn about and qualify for a start-up loan of up to $1000 to help fund your new troop.

Interested in starting a Scouts BSA troop for girls? As we all prepare to welcome middle school & high school aged girls into the BSA family, the Dan Beard Council wants to work with you to get things kicked off.

The council will be hosting two kickoffs aimed at covering all of the steps getting your program started. These kickoffs will help you offer an outstanding program experience to the BSA’s inaugural class of girls.

We’ll be providing resources, training, and networking opportunities for anyone interested in starting a new troop.

Please visit for more information and to register for one of the two kickoff sessions.
Register now for Scouting University!

Registration is currently open for the upcoming Scouting University held at Princeton High School on December 1 st! You can register and select from over 90 courses enhance your skills and knowledge of your Scouting role. To learn more about Scouting University and to register, please visit before classes fill up!
Giving Tuesday - November 27th

On November 27, 2018, people across the nation will celebrate #GivingTuesday by supporting organizations they believe in. At Dan Beard Council, we are encouraging our alumni, parents, friends, leaders, and fans to raise their voices and celebrate the great things that happen when people give back.

Your gift changes lives. Your support impacts our community and future generations.

Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday to help support a Scout at
Popcorn Provides Over $700,000!

Popcorn has another historic year of growth and funding unit programs!

Popcorn will provide over $700,000 to Scout units to fund their programs, offer unique experiences, and fun prizes for local Scouts. That's up again this year!

Congratulations to our Top 5 selling units so far:

Unit District Total Sales
Pack 3702 Trailblazer $49,840.00 
Pack 3001 Blue Jacket $48,075.00 
Pack 3395 Trailblazer $34,655.00 
Pack 3163 Blue Jacket $33,565.00 
Pack 3417 Hopewell $31,980.00 
*Numbers as of 11/5. May not account for all transfers, online sales, et c.
Camp Conservation Day
November 10, 2018

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. Please consider participating this year on November 10. Find out more at  
Registration for Merit Badge Challenge opens November 5th!

This popular event improves the advancement of your troop and provides youth the opportunity to explore vocations and new hobbies while working on merit badges. Catalog and class matrices for each of the 4 locations is available online at . Register as early as November 7 th , but don’t wait, because classes fill up fast. Deadline to register is January 1, 2019.
Newport Aquarium Scout Overnight

Interested in a fun and unique experience for your family or your Pack. Newport Aquarium offers a Scout Overnight experience to sleep with the fish.

Cyclones Scout Night
December 15, 2018

Enjoy a special Scout Night discount with the Cincinnati Cyclones on December 15th. Bring the family or the entire Pack.

Contact the Cyclones Dan Gruenberg for details at 513-421-2638 or
2019 Summer Camp Staff Application Available!

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. Each summer we hire over 120 men and women to serve as part of our camp staff. This life-changing opportunity is a great, fun, and rewarding place to be. For more information and to access our new online application, please visit
2019 Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
A Community-Wide Good Turn

Most families have lots of “old” shoes. This council-wide campaign asks packs, troops and crews to help in the collection of those shoes. As a part of Scout Sunday on February 3, 2019, units will work with their chartering organization to promote a used shoe drive and then collect the shoes during the services on Scout Sunday. This will be a unique effort to the Greater Cincinnati area. The goal for 2019 is to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes. Donated shoes will then be given to Soles4Souls who will distribute them to those in need.

Camp Friedlander Staff Reunion

The celebration of Camp Edgar Friedlander’s centennial kicks off with a staff reunion on January 19, 2019. The event, featuring barbecue and fellowship at the Friedlander dining hall, is a chance for staff alumni from all Dan Beard Council camps to reunite and reminisce. The Centennial Committee is in search of camp staff alumni. If you served on staff or know someone who did, connect with us at   
Camp Friedlander Fun Fact

Camp Friedlander was one of the first Scout camps in the country to feature a swimming pool. However, prior to its construction, Scouts swam in the Little Miami River. The pool was built after a year of flooding severely limited Scouts time to swim, and was located east of the dining hall. Though it has been filled in, you can still see the outer wall if you know where to look.
Unit Leader Corner
Advancement Corner

As 2018 winds down, it is important to note that in order for a Cub Scout to be recognized with rank advancement, the proper paperwork needs to be turned in as soon as possible. Paperwork not turned in by the end of the year delays all Scouts from properly advancing and can deter the Scout from returning to action. Please get all advancement paperwork in on time to keep the momentum of the Scout going!
Unit Rechartering

Attention Unit Leaders- Recharter packets are out and being distributed. If you have not received your packet yet, please contact your district or unit commissioner. Recharters are due 12/13/18.
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner