November 2020
Reminder for all Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, Information
and Future Announcements, visit our Resource page here.
*NEW Scout Shop Hours Effective November 2nd: Mon-Fri: 10:00am-6pm; Sat: 9am-3pm
Scout Achievement Center Front Desk Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 9:30am-5pm
Updated Scouting Safely Planning Guides and Examples
As state guidelines and protocols continue to shift, we have updated our Scouting Safely Planning Guide to help you and your unit make informed decisions related to Scouting activities. Click here for the updated guide.

We've also created an overview of how some units have used the guidelines to effectively deliver the program in small groups (often in pack dens or troop patrols) through activities in-person, virtual, or a combination of both. One example is Troop 617 in Deerfield Township, OH who plans to have patrols meet in separate rooms. To learn more click here for a PDF about how units are meeting.
Attend the National Recruiting Webinar: Join Anytime: Ideas that Work held on Nov. 4th!
For ongoing recruitment ideas, check out National BSA's recruiting webinar “Join ANYTIME: More Cub Recruiting Ideas that Work” held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 8pm EST. Click here to register!

Can't make it? All recordings of recruitment webinars are available in the Marketing and Membership Hub. Click here for the Hub!
Rechartering Materials Are Now Available for Units!
Rechartering materials are available for units at Your unit’s Charter Organization Representative and Committee Chair have received the Rechartering access code for your unit. Due to COVID-19, we are asking units to submit charters online. Charters and all supporting documents are due on December 11, 2020. Detailed instructions are available on the website by clicking here.
2020 Dan Beard Council Eagle Scout Association Scoutmaster Award

  • Mark Barth, Troop 239
  • James Carroll, Troop 640
  • Thomas Hale, Troop 354
  • Eric Saddler, Troop 974
Join us in Congratulating the 2020 NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster Award Recipients!

The Dan Beard Council Eagle Scout Association is proud to announce the 2020 NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout & Scoutmaster Award recipients. Join us in congratulating these individuals and thank them for their hard work and dedication to Scouting! To see additional details, click here.
2020 Dan Beard Council Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

  • Charles F. Hertlein, Jr., Board Member & Committee Chair, Troop 850
  • John Poston, 30-year Council Volunteer
  • John S. Stith, Board Member & founder of the Dan Beard Council Chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association
Join us for Camp Conservation Day & Help Make a Difference!
Two Sessions on Nov. 7th!

Only through continued service can we ensure that the beautiful and natural areas of the Dan Beard Scout Reservation are preserved for future youth. Camp Conservation Day, held on Saturday, November 7th from 9am-4pm, is a great way for Scouts to earn service hours while working to conserve our camp properties. This exciting day of organized projects include tree-planting, erosion control, honeysuckle removal, trail maintenance, and other conservation projects.

Extra safety precautions will be in effect:
  • Two sessions (Morning & Afternoon) have been created to ensure safe social distancing
  • All groups will be split into no more than 10 people.
  • Temperature checks will be taken upon arrival & masks will be worn.

Click here to register for the event.
It's Not Too Late to Earn Funds with Popcorn!

Tons of units are already benefiting from online popcorn sales that have Dan Beard Council units ranked #7 in total popcorn online sales in the nation

Did you know that all of the popcorn products are available online this year at the traditional in person price? We've even extended this year's sale, so it's not too late to get in the action and raise some funds for your unit. Plus, we now have new Holiday popcorn. A perfect way to add some quick and easy units funds at the end of the year. You can still sell and it's as easy as setting up an account online and sharing it out.

Communicate with your Scouts & and parents and get by emailing us at
*Valid for dine-in and carry-out at Florence, KY (located at 8025 Action Blvd., Florence, KY 41042) only. Must present flyer at time of checkout via printed or mobile device. Valid for all food purchases excluding Gift Certificate purchases.
We've Got Your Lunch & Dinner Covered on Thursday, Nov. 12th! Visit Quaker Steak & Lube to Support Local Scouting!
(Florence, KY location only)

On Thursday, November 12th from 11am until 10pm, Scouting friends and family can visit Quaker Steak & Lube in Florence, KY (dine-in or take-out) to support local Scouting! When you show the flyer and mention the offer at checkout, Quaker Steak & Lube will donate 20% of all purchases back to the Dan Beard Council, BSA! Click HERE for the flyer!

For the Take Out for Scouts page, click here!
Congratulations to Lucas N. of Pack 727 of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Burlington, KY for being selected as Throwback Winner in the National BSA Pinewood Derby 500! Great job Lucas! Click here to see his winning Pinewood Derby car.
Popcorn Sale Pack 113 HPCUMC Blue Jacket
Two Scouts from Pack 113 of the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church created their own Popcorn display boards to attract customers at their table in front of Medpace in Cincinnati!
Troop 51 MB Training Hopewell
Scouts BSA Troop 51 continues to remain active with socially distant activities like this meeting where the Wayne Township Fire Department and Warren County Emergency Management helped educate Scouts on Emergency Preparedness for a merit badge.
Register Today for the All-New VIRTUAL Scouting U on Dec. 5th

Join Scouters and leaders from all over the Dan Beard Council for a day of fellowship and networking (all from the comfort of your own home) for this year’s virtual Scouting U on Saturday, December 5th! This year, Scouting U will be offering College of Commissioner’s Science courses in addition to the 70 courses scheduled ranging from Scouting Enrichment to Scouts BSA and Cub specific, and many more! We will also host breakout rooms where participants can mingle and meet with leaders from all over the Council.

To register, click here.
Activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon App to donate to local Scouting when you make regular Amazon purchases!

It takes seconds to setup. From within the App, click the menu (☰). Scroll to the very bottom and click “Settings.” Then click “AmazonSmile.” Now just add Dan Beard Council and activate AmazonSmile in the app. You’re done! And now, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to local Scouting! Click here for details.
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:
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
Wilderness First Aid trainings are now available in 2021!

If you are planning on leading Scouts at any of the High Adventure bases, or would like to enhance your outdoor First-aid skills, sign up for one of the 3 weekend offerings in 2021!

Adults and youth are welcomed to attend the training in a socially distanced environment in Camp Friedlander. Limited availability: Class sizes will be limited to 10. Click here for details.
Dan Beard Council Partnering with local organizations for Scouting for Food in
Fall 2021

In the Fall of 2021, Dan Beard Council will pivot our annual Good Turn Project to meet the needs of our communities. We will be partnering with local organizations to stock their shelves & make a difference to those in need during the winter months. Be sure to keep a lookout for more information as we begin preparing for impactful service opportunity.
Effective November 2nd
Updated Scout Shop Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm | Sunday: Closed
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner