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All Cub Scout families are invited to haunted Cub World to celebrate Halloween with hayrides, the haunted castle, trick-...

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Over 100 trainings offered at one convenient location ...

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Win a trip to Disney World!

August 1 - October 31, 2014
Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America will be holding a contest during this time period for Scout families to win a trip to Disney World.  The winner will receive the equivalent of a Disney vacation for a family of 4 on a 4 Day, 3 Night trip
to Disney World including airfare, accommodations in the Disney All Stars resort, and four 3-day Park Hopper Passes.

*Click here for Official Contest Rules and Details*


345 points earned in Hoxworth Bleed for a Cause competition!

We could not have done this without you. Thank you for saving lives and supporting Dan Beard Council. We won $5,000 for coming in second place and $250 for having the most points the last week of the competition. We can’t wait to put this to good use. The money earned will go toward improving our programs.

Thanks again for supporting Dan Beard Council! #BleedForScouting



Scout saves grandfather from snake

While backpacking with his grandfather in the Cumberland Mountains near Cumberland Gap, Isaac Ramsey, a 10 year-old Scout from Troop 122 in Burlington,Ky., stopped his grandfather from stepping on a 4 ft. Diamondback rattlesnake. 

“At the bottom of a steep hill, where a small stream crossed the trail, Isaac grabbed me from behind while shouting "Snake! Snake!," said John Ramsey, Isaac’s grandfather. “I was one step away from stepping on the snake as it crossed the trail. Isaac's quick action possibly saved my life!”

They were traveling west along the Ridge Trail after leaving the White Cliffs area. Isaac and his grandfather were a least three hours away from assistance.



2014 PLN Dodgeball Challenge



Tzofim Israeli Scout Delegation Visit Camp Friedlander

Ten Scouts, ages 13 and 14, from the Tzofim Israeli Scout Delegation arrived June 20th in Cincinnati to visit the region, and Camp Friedlander for...http://bit.ly/IsraeliScouts

Camp Friedlander and Cub World received a 100% Camp Assessment rating!

After the Camp Assessment on June 18., Camp Friedlander and Cub World both received BSA accreditation. Both camps received “compliant” ratings for all applicable standards and recommended practice – a rating that can translate as 100%.

Congratulations to Herb Packard, Camp Friedlander Director, and Patrick Bayne, Cub World Camp Director. Jason Neal and the Ranger team were commended for their excellent facility support. Jason Baldridge, now with the Atlanta Area Council, is also due thanks for his many months or preparation towards the assessment process.

"We are fortunate to have two fantastic and effective Camp Directors that have excellent camp staff teams delivering our summer programs," said Mike Swofford, Director of Program Support Services. "I hope you will share the success of our summer camps with other Scouters and friends and spread the word that we have some of the highest quality, safest camps in the nation. We should be proud of the Dan Beard Council’s exceptional summer camp programs."



Invest in Today's Local Scouting

The Dan Beard Council prepares more than 33,000 youth to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouting provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

By making an investment in local youth for the coming year, you'll be helping to support a Scout legacy of leadership, values, and character development.  Each dollar helps to send boys to camp and support volunteer leaders and mentors with the tools and resources needed to provide a high quality program for the development of our local youth.  Scouts are renowned for many things including great community service projects, doing a good turn deed daily, and building the leadership skills to always be prepared.  Your investment today, along with your time and talents, are among the greatest gifts you can give to support our local youth.  Thank you for your support.

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