Get Ready for Excitement, Prepare for the Challenge!


2014 marks the return of Peterloon, the longest running Council Jamboree in the Nation and the  premier Scouting event in the region.  Join us in October for action and adventure and find out if  you are tougher than a Boy Scout!

Join 6,000 Scouts and Scouters and participate in over 40 activities for youth and interact with 50+ exhibitors in the midway.  Cap it all off with an all new arena show featuring YOUR talents and those of our toughest Scouts.

Also new in 2014, you and your Troop can enjoy the high-octane adventure at Camp Friedlander, the region's premier Scout Camp, by camping in Sub-Camp ZERO and participating in our new curriculum programs for only the toughest amongst you.  These programs will test you mentally and physically so begin preparing now!

Addition information is available at the Peterloon website: www.danbeard.org/peterloon.  Download our first flyer below to share with your unit as you prepare for Peterloon.

Registration opens at 9am on April 1st with camp sites assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  Early registrants will be placed closest to the Action Center at Lower Camp Craig or will have the best shot at getting into Sub-Camp ZERO at Camp Friedlander.  Cost is the same as 2012: $19 early discount, $26 regular fee.  Remember, registration closes 30-days out so make your plans today and we'll see YOU at Peterloon!



May 16th-18th at Camp Friedlander (Loveland, Ohio)

The "DON"T MISS EVENT" for all Webelos is Webelos Outdoor Weekend (WOW), the one weekend for Webelos to experience what its like to be Boy Scouts!.  Your Webelos Den will camp side by side with Boy Scout Troops from your District and around the Council at our world class Boy Scout Camp - CAMP FRIEDLANDER.  On Saturday, Webelos will travel from activity to activity learning Scouting skills and putting them to use.  Webelos will have the opportunity to learn firebuilding, plant identification, knots & lashings, campsite & tent set up, first aid, team building and physical fitness, fish in our lake, and more from Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders.  Saturday night, Webelos will join Boy Scouts for a Summer Camp style campfire followed by crackerbarrels at the Troop campsites.  Sunday, we will conduct a Scout's Own service (the 12th point of the Scout Law is "A Scout is Reverent) and we will break camp.

Note: Webelos Week is  designed to help Webelos prepare for and get a taste of Boy Scouting.  For this reason, we will not be offering traditional Cub Scout activities like bb gun and bow & arrow shooting, etc.

Webelos won't want to miss this event!  Webelos can register by clicking here.  For more information, download the Webelos Leader's Guide by clicking here (link coming soon).  Most of your questions will be answered in this guide.  If you need further assistance or information, please contact us at 513.577.7692 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Troops interested in joining us and showcasing their skills for hundreds of Webelos can register here and should download the Troop Guide by clicking here (link coming soon).  Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or sign up here to volunteer.

For directions to Camp Friedlander, click here.


NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training)


Written by Mike Swofford Thursday, 08 March 2012 15:24

Click here to visit the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) webpage...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 13:26  


Hike to the site where Scouting REALLY began...

A FREE family friendly event! Enjoy a 5 mile hike featuring a stop at Daniel Carter Beard's childhood home in Covington, Kentucky, the place where a young Dan Beard played in the woods developing a love of the outdoors that would one day become the foundation for the Boy Scouts of America.  Our hike will take you through 3 cities in 2 states and across 3 historic bridges over 2 major rivers!  Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Ohio River from the Roebling Bridge, Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove as you learn about the deep, rich history of our community.

Download the Trailguide & Map below.  Click "READ MORE" for details about the hike.

*NEW* - Souvenir bandana maps are available for purchase at the Scout Achievement Center for $5 each.  Proceeds will go to support the Dan Beard Hike.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 08 March 2014 02:31



Microsoft and Dan Beard Council Partnership


Written by Administrator Monday, 07 January 2013 02:43



The Dan Beard Council, BSA and the Cincinnati Microsoft Store have partnered together to provide local Scouts with the opportunity to earn advancements while having fun for FREE.  As of the start of the year, Dan Beard Council launched a new initiative with the brand new Microsoft Store in Kenwood to offer free classes teaching Cub Scout Belt Loops (Computer, Photography, and Video Games) and Boy Scout Merit Badges (Computer, Photography, or Cinematography). Scouts will complete the requirements to earn their advancements in a unique way while exploring the latest in new technology!



Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2013 15:44