This is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

Scouts BSA and Venturing Program Planning Guide

The Scouts BSA and Venturing 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 and helps the units be recognized in the Journey to Excellence program. To view and download the Scouts, BSA and Venturing Program Planning Guide, visit your District page by clicking the image to the left.

Scout It Out - Fun Activities for 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.


Weekly troop meetings with the youth in the troop.  Meetings typically include a period set aside to learn new things that are useful and relevant, moments that are amusing and entertaining, and opportunities to put skills into action in ways that are challenging and fun.  Learn more about Troop Meeting Structure here.


Camp Friedlander is a premier Scout camp in the country. An adventure at camp includes plenty of fun activities such as archery, swimming, climbing tower, COPE, shooting sports, fishing, mountain biking, and plenty of merit badges. 


The Dan Beard Council and districts plan camp-o-rees and other outings during the year that give Scouts an opportunity to test their knowledge and skills in competitive events with other troops and kids their age.


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.


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


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


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