October 2020
Reminder for all Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, Information
and Future Announcements, visit our Resource page here.
Scout Achievement Center Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm;
Scout Shop Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-6pm; Sat: 9am-3pm
Help Invite Friends, Family and Others to Join Scouting!
It's time to invite new Scouts and their families to participate in Scouting! Help us to spread the word about joining Scouting. If you are a leader, it's time to get everything prepared to welcome new families. See a more detailed step-by-step guide here.

Click here for the resources!
NEW: Rechartering Kickoff Goes Virtual!
Unit volunteers and Commissioners should plan to join us on Wednesday October 7 at 7PM via Zoom for Rechartering Kickoff. We will run through the recharter process, highlight changes for 2020, and share how to get your 2020 recharter materials. Each unit should plan to have their recharter processor attend this meeting. Pre-registration is required to receive a link for the meeting.

Click here to register!
Share this Event with Everyone:
Open to Scouts, Scouters, Friends, Neighbors and the General Public!
Join Us for Boo-Thru at Camp Friedlander: One Spooky Mile of Family-Friendly, Drive-Thru Halloween Fun!

Stay safely in your vehicle and adventure through the gravel roads of the Dan Beard Scout Reservation on Friday and Saturday October 16, 17, 23 and 24 from 6pm until 9pm with prices starting at $10/vehicle*! See fun and spooky sights, hear the ghostly gasps and have fun with your family! Receive a pre-packaged Treat Bag at the end of the route before you leave Camp.

Also, entry purchase also gets you access to the Virtual Costume Contest & Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Contest winners get fabulous prizes; Grand Prize is a FREE Session of Summer Camp for 2021!

Pre-order a Boo-Thru patch for just $3! Click here for details!

*Registration includes 1 vehicle admittance, 2 bags of candy, and access to the Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest & Virtual Costume Contest. Additional bags of candy can be purchased during registration. Vehicles larger than a 15-passenger van are not permitted.
Cub Scout Leaders, Share How You are Advertising your Join Scout Night events!

Over the last 3 weeks, the Dan Beard Council has asked our Packs to share the best locations and strategies of the tools and resources we provided through the Join Scout Night Trainings and materials pick-ups. Each week has a different focus area to share by snapping a picture and using the hash tag #ScoutSHARE when you upload them to your social media accounts. The next Blitz Week is 'Bring a Friend' Card from 10/5-10/11!

Share your best practices from your initial
Join Scout Nights as well as 2nd (parent orientation) and 3rd chance (Den/Pack meeting/activity) opportunities where families can sign up.

For details, click here.
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.

Communicate with your Scout & and parents and get started at or email us at
Community Service at Metropolitan Housing Village in Lebanon Pack 528 Pack 618 and Troop 57
Pack 528, Pack 618 and Troop 57 prepared and served over 2,500 hot meals and delivered more than 1,300 supplemental food packs to the residents of Metropolitan Housing Village in Lebanon, Ohio.
ScoutSHARE Scout Selling Popcorn
Cub Scout Matthew S. of Pack 3072 of the Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation in the Maketewa District, sells Popcorn door-to-door in his neighborhood Labor Day weekend.
Scouts BSA Troop 1974 Flag Retirement Ceremony
Scouts BSA Troop 1974 of West Chester Nazarene Church in the Ft. Hamilton District performs a Flag Retirement Ceremony.
Deweys Pizza
*Valid at Kenwood Location only. Dine-in or Take-Out only - no delivery. You must present flyer or mention Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America at time of order.
Mark Your Calendars for Tuesday, October 13th to Visit Dewey's Pizza (Kenwood) to Support Local Scouting!

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 4pm to 9pm, Scouting friends and family can visit Dewey’s Pizza in Kenwood (dine-in or take-out) to support local Scouting! When you show the flyer and mention the offer at checkout, Dewey’s Pizza (Kenwood) will give up to 20% of your food purchases back to the Dan Beard Council, BSA!

Click HERE to download the flyer!
For the Take Out for Scouts page, click here!
Registration is Now Open for the All New Virtual Scouting U on Saturday, December 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.
NEW! 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
Dan Beard Council Partnering with Kroger & FreeStore Food Bank in 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 Kroger and the FreeStore Food Bank to stock their shelves and 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.
The Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council is a proud United Way Agency Partner