At the heart of Scouting are hands-on, interactive activities. In Cub Scouts, there are opportunities to spend time as a family and to do things that help build upon the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

ACTIVITIES

Cub Scouts is a year-round, family-friendly program designed for boys and girls who are in kindergarten through fifth grade (ages 5-10). Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting- citizenship training, character development and personal fitness.

Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building their own Pinewood Derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with their best friends at a family camp out, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if your child is in the kindergarten through fifth grades, or 6 to 10 years old, then it’s time for them to have some fun with the Cub Scouts!

Program Planning Guide

The Dan Beard Council Program Planning Guide is a helpful tool for units to plan, promote and execute their Ideal Year of Scouting. This guide will help them offer unparalleled experiences for more youth. Click on the image to the left to find the latest guide on your District page.

SCOUT IT OUT - Fun Activities for your Scouts

The Dan Beard Council brings you special activities for your Scouts from our partners across the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area all year round! Events include Scout Days with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Cyclones, Newport Aquarium, Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay, and more! Be sure to visit the Scout It Out page often as events and special offers are added throughout the year.

DEN MEETINGS

Weekly Cub Scout meetings with boys his own age that include a mixture of games, learning new skills, crafts, education, and a sense of belonging

PACK MEETINGS

A once a month meeting where many Dens get together for fun activities, to compete against one another, and to celebrate achievements and advancements over the last month.

CUB-O-REES

During the fall months of non-Peterloon years, your District will host a themed Cub-O-Ree!  These exciting campouts are great opportunities for new Scouts and their families to get a heaping helping of Scouting Fun!  Check out your District Calendar or speak with your unit Commissioners and District representatives for more information.

Celebrate Scouting!  This carnival-style event is a great chance for your Pack to celebrate the graduation of Cubs to the next grade and the next Rank of Scouting!  Bring the family and get ready to have a wonderful day of Scouting Fun!

If your Cubs can’t get enough Shooting Sports, this is the perfect event for your Pack!  Join us at Cub World for a round-robin-style sampler of some great shooting activities!  Instructors will be present to guide Scouts as they enjoy activities like Archery, BB shooting, Sling Shots, Hammer Toss, and even tomahawks for the grown-ups!

Lace up your walking shoes and come out to Cub World for a great day of learning about the wonders of Nature!  Cubs will have the chance to learn about local plant and animal life, environmental conservation, go fishing, and go on a hunt for fossils in the creek.  Come as a Pack or as a family! 

Conservation Days are FREE!  This is a great way for Scouts to earn service hours while working to conserve our camp properties.  Projects include tree planting, erosion control, removing invasive species, and much more! Service hours can count towards rank advancements and school awards! Bring your gloves and a water bottle; we provide a free hot lunch.

This bi-annual event is one of the biggest Scouting Shindigs you could imagine!  Cub Scouts can come to camp on Saturday with an option to spend the night.  You won’t want to miss this one; Peterloon is the most Scouting fun you can have outside of a National Jamboree!

Put on your best Halloween costume and come out to camp from 5pm-9pm on the two Saturdays before Halloween for an amazing evening of Family-Friendly Fun!  Enjoy hayrides, trick-or-treating, spooky trail tours, a visit to the legendary Haunted Castle, a midway of carnival games, and all the yummy festival food you could want!  Bring your mummy!

If you want to bring your Cub Pack out to camp to rent a BB or Archery Range for a session of safety and fun enjoying the shooting sports, you’ll need to get some trained adults.  This 2-year certification teaches you the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you’ll need to deliver a safe shooting program to Cubs at our Council Camps.  We offer these trainings several times a year due to the popular demand for Cub Shooting activities at camp.

SCOUT TOUR

The Dan Beard Council has partnered with many organizations around the city such as the Cincinnati Reds, Kings Island, the Florence Freedom, the Cincinnati Cyclones, and more. Get great Scout family discounts to events and enjoy special Scout perks such as sleeping overnight on the field or getting behind the scenes tours of roller coasters.

CAMPING & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

A full size modern pioneer fort, a medieval castle, a miner’s camp, and a mountain man village are just a few of the cool highlights while at summer camp. An adventure experience includes plenty of fun activities such as archery, swimming, and learning about the outdoors at the nature center. Plenty of adventures await at day camps, twilight camps, and Fun with Son camps throughout the course of the summer.

CUB SCOUT DERBIES

Race a model car, sailboat, or miniature rocket in a Cub Scout derby—the pinewood derby, raingutter regatta, or space derby.

SERVICE PROJECTS

Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.”

DAY HIKES

Reasonably short hikes (1 to 10 miles) in terrain without a lot of elevation gain or loss.

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