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History of the Dan Beard Council

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dbc_bridgeThe Dan Beard Council has a long history of providing life-changing programs to the young men of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. There have been a lot changes since the foudnding of the Scounting movement way back in 1910, but the character values of the Scout Oath and Law remain the same. One-hundred plus years later, the Scouting movement is the largest organized movement in the world and the largest youth organization in the United States. The Dan Beard Council's story is one of mergers and changes, progress and growth, and outstanding individual that gave of themselves for the cause of instilling good values in youth. We invite you to learn more about the development of the Scouting movement in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area - a history that begins even before the Boy Scouts of America itself was founded.

Daniel Carter Beard

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Daniel Carter Beard was born in 1850 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In his youth, his family moved to 322 E. 3rd Street in Covington, Kentucky where Beard loved exploring the banks of the nearby Ohio River and the Banklick Creek region south of Covington. It was during these explorations, that Beard developed his great love for nature and outdoors living.  In 1882, Beard wrote The American Boy’s Handy Book, a book which gives instructions and advice on animals, outdoors, knots, tents, fishing and more.

In 1905, Beard founded the “Sons of Daniel Boone,” an outdoor education and exploration program for young men.  Boys were organized into “forts,” uniforms were based on the outfits of frontiersmen and in place of ranks or advancement, boys earned notches and top notches for achievements in a variety of interest areas. In 1910, Beard merged his organization (then known as the “Boy Pioneers of America”) into the fledgling Boy Scouts of America and became one of the first National Commissioners, serving Scouting for 30 years. The Daniel Carter Beard Bridge spanning the Ohio River and connecting I-471 in northern Kentucky to I-71 in Ohio was named in his honor and dedicated in 1981.

Mergers and Past Councils

The Dan Beard Council as we know it today is actually a merger of four original Councils that underwent many changes in their time.

  • The first to form was the Fort Hamilton Council, founded in 1913, just three years after the founding of the Boy Scouts of America.  The Fort Hamilton Council was headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio and the territory of the Council was defined as “Butler County Ohio with the exception of Middletown and Lemon Townships.”
  • The Middletown Council was chartered in February 1917 in Middletown, Ohio.  It began as a provisional (second-class) council, but became a first-class council in 1920.
  • In 1918, the Covington Council was founded as a “first-class” or non-provisional Council serving the city of Covington, Kentucky exclusively.
  • A fourth Council, the Cincinnati Area Council was formed to serve the city of Cincinnati though its inception date is not known.
  • In January 1925, the Covington Council was re-organized as the Northern Kentucky Council, headquartered in Covington, Kentucky, and serving the counties of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton.
  • Around the same time, 1926, the Fort Hamilton Council was renamed the Butler County Council.  In February 1931, the counties of Bracken, Grant, and Pendleton were added to the Covington Council’s territory.  The following year, 1932, the counties of Mason, Owen, Robertson and Fleming were added to the Covington Council.
  • Meanwhile, in August 1928, the following territory was added to the jurisdiction of the Middletown Council:  Warren County, Ohio, and Lemon, Liberty, Madison, and Union Townships in Butler County.
  • In 1932, Union Township in Butler County was transferred to the Butler County Council’s jurisdiction from the Middletown Council.  The territory of the Butler County Council was now Butler County, Ohio, with the exception of the city of Middletown and the Townships of Lemon, Liberty, and Madison. 
  • In 1933, the Middletown Council changed its name to the Mound Builders Area Council.  A 1936 charter renewal application showed the Butler County Council’s name had reverted back to the Fort Hamilton Council. 
  • In 1941, the Northern Kentucky Council moved its headquarters to Newport, Kentucky.  In May 1944, Gallatin County was added to the territory jurisdiction.  In September 1951, the counties of Bracken, Fleming, Mason, and Robertson were transferred to the jurisdiction of Scioto Area Council, #457, Portsmouth, Ohio. 
  • In 1952, the Northern Kentucky Council moved its headquarters back to Covington and changed to Dan Beard Council.
  • In January 1955, Liberty Township in Butler County was added to the Fort Hamilton Council’s territory from Mound Builders Council.
  • In October 1956, the Dan Beard Council consolidated with the Cincinnati Area Council, Cincinnati, Ohio, to form the Dan Beard Council, #438, Cincinnati, Ohio.  The territory of this consolidated council in 1956 was Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton counties in Kentucky; and Brown, Clermont, and Hamilton counties in Ohio.
  • Effective January 1, 1959, Fort Hamilton Council, #448, Hamilton, Ohio, merged into Dan Beard Council, #438, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
  • Effective July 1, 1985, Mound Builders Area Council, #454, Middletown, Ohio, merged into Dan Beard Council, #438, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Dan Beard Council Today

Since the final merger of the Mound Builder's Area Council in 1985, the Dan Beard Council's territory has remained the same until this day. The territoy at present inlcudes Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton counties in Kentucky; and Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio.

In 2009, the council moved it's headquarters from 2331 Victory Parkway in East Walnut Hills to the new Scout Achievement Center in Evendale, Ohio, ushering in a new century of Scouting for the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Serving over 33,000 youth led by over 10,000 volunteers, the Dan Beard council has certainly grown from the early days of the Scouting movement and become a tradition of fun, achievement, and character development for families to enjoy for many years to come.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:31  

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Written by Sharon Hoffrogge

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Accounts Payable Specialist Posillico, Dotti This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7739
Admin. Assist. (Development) Huber, Allean This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7688
Admin. Assistant (Field Service) Salatin, Stephanie This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7686
Communications/Training Director Brunner, Ken This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7710 (513) 659-5471
Controller Carr, Suzanne This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7695
Customer Service Representative Hyden, Peggy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7702
Customer Service Representative Powell, Nikki This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7721
DD Blue Jacket Ford, Melissa This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7723 (513) 431-8795
DD Ft. Hamilton Wainscott, Leah This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7736 (513) 505-2975
DD Hopkins Jemison, Bonita This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7720 (513) 314-1870
DD Maketewa Holman, Sarah This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7718 (513) 673-3667
DD Trailblazer Blanchard, Adam This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7724 (513) 885-7937
Sr. DE Hopewell Hiles, Brian This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7719 (513) 365-0147
DE Ft. Hamilton White, Allison This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7728 (513) 520-3221
DE Hopewell Wehmeyer, Melanie This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7726 (513) 498-6041
DE Learning for Life/Exploring Kohl, Ashley This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7730 (513) 403-6829
DE Learning for Life/Exploring Rolling, Maria This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7735
DE Trailblazer Bowen, Jessie This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7734 (513) 505-6978
DE US Grant Fiehrer, Hannah This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7716 (513) 410-8642
DE William Henry Harrison Evans, David This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7714 (513) 410-8638
DE William Henry Harrison Wilson, Kevin A. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7729 (513) 498-6413
Development Director Jones, Kelly This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7708 (513) 518-3218
Director of Development McIntosh-Crow, Kelly This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7691 (513) 519-6046
Director of Field Service Roper, Jesse This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7696 (513) 518-3480
Director of Program Support Services Swofford, Mike This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7705 (513) 518-3215
Executive Assistant Siddall, Sheri This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7681
Field Director Epps, Rico This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7703 (513) 885-7949
Field Director Hopper, Nathan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7733 (513) 518-4802
Lead Ranger Neal, Jason This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 659-9836
Meeting Manager/CSR Francisco, Belinda This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7685
Office Assistant (Camping) Pangallo, Jennifer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7692
Office Assistant (Development) Schneider, Darlene This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7687
Office Assistant (Field) Hoffrogge, Sharon This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7689
Office Assistant (Training) Harrison, Brittany This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7683
Office Manager Stolz, Michelle This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7711
Print Shop Manager Sause, Mark This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7698
Program Specialist  Hopkins Moss, Celeste This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7704 (513) 659-5056
Properties Director Pigg, Jason This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7706 (513) 659-9830
Ranger Jones, Steve This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 831-8311 (513) 659-9834
Ranger Scovanner, Tony This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 581-3212
Registrar Jones, Lisa This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7682
Scout Executive Dugger, Tom This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7680
Special Events Director Jones, Anna This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7727 (513) 889-9030
Sr. Program Director Baldridge, Jason This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7694 (513) 518-3216
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Written by Sharon Hoffrogge Monday, 26 April 2010 22:27

We invite you to contact us to learn more about Scouting, get involved, or get an answer to a question. The Dan Beard Council staff stands ready to serve you and help make your Scouting experience the best it can be. We look forward to hearing from you! Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America Scout Achievement Center10078 Reading RoadEvendale, Ohio 45241Main Phone: (513) 577-7700 Fax: (513) 577-7738 Click here for information on the Dan Beard Scout Shop


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Baldridge, Jason Sr. Program Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7694 (513) 518-3216
Blanchard, Adam DD Trailblazer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7724 (513) 885-7937
Bowen, Jessie DE Trailblazer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7734 (513) 505-6978
Brunner, Ken Communications/Training Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7710 (513) 659-5471
Carr, Suzanne Controller This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7695
Dugger, Tom Scout Executive This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7680
Epps, Rico Field Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7703 (513) 885-7949
Evans, David DE William Henry Harrison This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7714 (513) 410-8638
Fiehrer, Hannah DE US Grant This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7716 (513) 410-8642
Ford, Melissa DD Blue Jacket This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7723 (513) 431-8795
Francisco, Belinda Meeting Manager/CSR This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7685
Harrison, Brittany Office Assistant (Training) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7683
Hiles, Brian Sr. DE Hopewell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7719 (513) 365-0147
Hoffrogge, Sharon Office Assistant (Field) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7689
Holman, Sarah DD Maketewa This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7718 (513) 673-3667
Hopper, Nathan Field Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7733 (513) 518-4802
Huber, Allean Admin. Assist. (Development) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7688
Hyden, Peggy Customer Service Representative This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7702
Jemison, Bonita DD Hopkins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7720 (513) 314-1870
Jones, Kelly Development Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7708 (513) 518-3218
Jones, Lisa Registrar This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7682
Jones, Steve Ranger This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 831-8311 (513) 659-9834
Kohl, Ashley DE Learning for Life/Exploring This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7730 (513) 403-6829
McIntosh-Crow, Kelly Sr. Director of Development This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7691 (513) 519-6046
Moss, Celeste Program Specialist  Hopkins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7704 (513) 659-5056
Neal, Jason Lead Ranger This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 659-9836
Nwa, Anna Special Events Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7727 (513) 889-9030
Pangallo, Jennifer Office Assistant (Camping) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7692
Pigg, Jason Properties Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7706 (513) 659-9830
Posillico, Dotti Accounts Payable Specialist This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7739
Powell, Nikki Customer Service Representative This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7721
Rolling, Maria DE Learning for Life/Exploring This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7735
Roper, Jesse Director of Field Service This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7696 (513) 518-3480
Salatin, Stephanie Admin. Assistant (Field Service) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7686
Sause, Mark Print Shop Manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7698
Schneider, Darlene Office Assistant (Development) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7687
Scovanner, Tony Ranger This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 581-3212
Siddall, Sheri Executive Assistant This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7681
Stolz, Michelle Office Manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7711
Swofford, Mike Director of Program Support Services This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7705 (513) 518-3215
Wainscott, Leah DD Ft. Hamilton This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7736 (513) 505-2975
Wehmeyer, Melanie DE Hopewell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7726 (513) 498-6041
White, Allison DE Ft. Hamilton This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7728 (513) 520-3221
Wilson, Kevin A. DE William Henry Harrison This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (513) 577-7729 (513) 498-6413



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