The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. All registered BSA leaders are required to complete youth protection training every two years.
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Click here for an overview of Youth Protection National policies and resources.
Click here for information on Youth Protection training and to access online training.
Click here to view more information, historical youth protection timelines and more regarding the BSA and IV Files.
Click here to read the letter from our Scout Executive, Tom Dugger, regarding Youth Protection and recent news releases.
BSA policy and Ohio and Kentucky state laws also obligates anyone with knowledge of child abuse to report to local authorities. If you know or suspect a child has been abused, contact your local police department or call your local child abuse reporting hotline:
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Written by Mike Swofford Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:25
Scouting is stronger than ever in the Dan Beard Council. To ensure the growth and strong future of the Scouting program in the Greater Cincinnati area, the Board of Directors is developing a new Strategic Plan.
Much like the last strategic plan provided the roadmap towards growth in membership, stronger community connections, and new methods of supporting volunteers through the construction of the Scout Achievement Center, our next strategic plan will define the success and achievements for the next few years.
The development of the plan is an all-in process. The board has requested that volunteers on all levels contribute their input on our strategies of the future. We invite you to review the draft of the four pillars and eight strategies below and then provide your feedback! Together, we will create a strategic plan that will speak with one voice -- the voice of the Dan Beard Council.
The sucessful recruitment of youth is a crucial part of the Scouting program in the Dan Beard Council. The ability to retain the youth and the Scouting unit in our program is of the utmost imporntance.
We will continue helping to build stronger traditional units, as defined by the Journey to Excellence scores, by providing valuable service to our units and chartered organizations.
The Council must build upon its long history of providing excellent outdoor programs from first class facilities by positioning its properties and designing programs to address the evolving desires and needs of each generation of Scouts.
The development of a strong working Outreach Committee, with outside community organizations, and volunteers that will suppoer the development of improved results within outreach programs. The re-establishment of aims and objectives of Scouting will be delivered through these programs. The outcomes will result in quality programs in locations where Scouting is least likely to succeed.
All districts, no matter their size, carry out the same standard functions. The method of organizing is flexible and must be adapted to the needs and characterisitics of the communities in which the Districts and the Council support. Volunteer recruitment and succession planning are essential to the growth of the Council.
The ability to develop and retain a high quality staff is critical to the success of Dan Beard Council. Staffing in all departments, administration, field operations, development and support operations are of equal importance to quality growth and sustainability. The outcome measure shoudl be the achievement of the Council mission, vision, and total financial development objectives.
The Dan Beard Council is financially secure due to robust and sustainable funding models that address the current and future needs of the operating, capital, and endowment funds. The Council identified and accesses additional diverse and sustainable sources of funds to avoid overreliance on unpredictable funding streams. A major gifts emphasis is developed and implemented so that funding is not a barrier to providing programs that fulfill our mission.
The effective, responsible, and thrifty use of the Council's financial resources is imperative for the future success of the Scouting program. As the council is currently in a strong financial position, it is timely to strategically position the operating, capital, and endowment funds to be wisely invested and providing the best long-term return to the Council.
While the pillars and strategies provide goals and result measurements, the Guiding Principles overlap across all strategies and become the compass for the types of results that should be measured.
Feedback from volunteers like you is essential for the council's strategic planning process. There are many ways to have your voice heard.
Throughout September and October, members of the council management team will be visiting district roundtable meetings and leading a briefing and discussion on the draft of the plan. This is a great time to ask questions and share your thoughts directly with those that are working towards the final evolution of the plan.
Thank you for taking an interest in the future of the Dan Beard Council, the Scouting movement, and the Scouts. Together, we will ensure the devliery of a quality program to tomorrow's Scouts.
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 11 January 2011 13:59
When available, employment opportunities may be posted on this page. For employment information for the Dan Beard Council, please contact the Scout Achievement Center at (513) 577-7700.Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 12:44
Written by Mike Swofford Tuesday, 16 November 2010 23:17
Dan Beard Council Service Center
As we all give thanks and celebrate the season, the staff of the Dan Beard Council and the Scout Shop will be enjoying some time with their families. Please be aware of the following changes in regular hours effective through the end of the year.
Monday, December 24th
Tuesday, December 25th
Tuesday, January 1st
Monday, December 24th
Tuesday, December 25th
Tuesday, January 1st
Please note that when the Service Center is closed, Unit Account information will not be available.
The mission of the Dan Beard Council is to prepare the over 33,000 young people in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Click here for a driving map to the Scout Achievement Center.
Council Service Center
Contact the Service Center for all your questions about Scouting programs and how to join.
Phone: (513) 577-7700
Fax: (513) 577-7738
For direct staff and general question contact information, please visit the Contact Us page.
Contact the Scout Store for your questions about uniforms, gear, or Scouting merchandise.
Phone: (513) 961-0500
The hours of operation for the Dan Beard Scout Achievement Center and Scout Store are as follows:
|Monday||8:30 am||to||6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am||to||6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am||to||8:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am||to||8:00 pm|
|Friday||8:30 am||to||6:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am||to||3:00 pm|
The Dan Beard Council is the administrative body of the the Boy Scouts of America in the Greater Cincinnati area. With a geographic area of 12 counties in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky and an average annual membership of 33,000 youth, the Dan Beard Council is one of the larger metropolitan councils in the country and the largest youth organization in the Cincinnati area. The council administers the Scouting program through 8 districts, providing volunteer support, training, program opportunities, and administrative services such as membership and advancement records, new unit development, and unit fundraising opportunities in the form of the annual popcorn sale. Hundreds of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Varsity Teams, Explorer Posts, and Learning for Life groups make up the membership of the council.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the council operations are completely funded by the Friends of Scouting annual giving campaign, corporate sponsorships, the popcorn sale, activity revenue, and the United Way. Funding is used for program delivery in the form of camp operations, the Scout Achievement Center, professional and support staff, and the many Scouting events held throughout the council each year.
The Dan Beard Council is chartered through the Boy Scouts of America annually. Thanks to the generosity and support of the people and businesses of the Greater Cincinnati area, the council has a fiscally sound operation that proves the council to be good stewards of its roots that began in 1913 and strong providers for the future of the Scouting movement in our area.
The council Board of Directors is headed by the council president and is made up of annually elected volunteer community leaders. The board establishes the council program and carries out the resolutions, policies, and activities of the council. Thomas Dugger, the Scout Executive, manages the council operations through a staff of 29 professionals and 18 support staff. The Dan Beard Scout Shop provides Scouting uniforms, gear, and merchandise to support unit programs.
Four camp properties are operated by the council including Camp Friedlander, Camp Craig, Cub World, and Camp Michaels. Each year, over 5000 youth will participate in summer camp programs and another 20,000 will enjoy the camps in various seasonal events and unit outings.
Often when people refer to the "Council" they aren't quite sure who exactly they may be referring to. The "Council" is not merely the Board of Directors, the professional staff, or the council-level volunteers that give leadership to its many program; in actuality, the "Council" includes every registered youth, leader, and volunteer. With a long history of delivering the promise of the values of the Scout Oath and Law, we can all be justly proud to call ourselves members of the Dan Beard Council.
The Scout Achievement Center opened in July, 2009, and has been quickly recognized as the premier Scouting volunteer training facility and council service center in the nation. As a silver level LEED certified building, the facility was constructed and operates according to green standards and is an example of the conservation and ecologically-sound teachings of the Scouting program.The SAC serves as a great home for Scouting and we invite you to visit and take a tour or have a unit meeting. Click here to learn more about the SAC.
The well-stocked Scout Shop offers a great selection and is open during convenient hours for the purchase of books, advancements and awards. Uniforms and camping equipment are also stocked in the Scout Shop to meet your unit's needs.Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2012 19:16
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