The Dan Beard Council Welcomes Andrew Zahn as the New Scout Executive

Andrew Zahn

FEBRUARY 1, 2020 | The Dan Beard Council is excited to welcome and introduce Andrew Zahn as their new Scout Executive. Andy has held this position since February 1, 2020. In this position, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for giving leadership to the strategic initiatives and effective ongoing operations of the Dan Beard Council. Andy leads the talented and dedicated team of over 40 staff members that helps to oversee the delivery of the Scouting program in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

Zahn said, “My family and I are extremely excited to return to the Greater Cincinnati area to further grow one of the longest histories of Scouting in the country. I believe that Scouting and the values, confidence, and leadership qualities it instills are more relevant today than ever before in our communities, our classrooms, and in business.  I’m excited about the future as our family-centered programs for boys and girls continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s family and to help youth to be prepared for life. I look forward to working with and engaging our families and community partners as we work together to deliver the highest quality leadership development programs for our local youth.”

Prior to being named Scout Executive, Andy served as the Deputy Scout Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of one of the largest councils in the Boy Scouts of America. Andy also has held past executive positions in the Dan Beard and Hawkeye Area Councils.

Andy is a product of the Scouting program, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 24 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Andy and his wife, Kim, have one daughter.

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Andy as he joins our Dan Beard Council team of volunteers and staff to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of our community.

The Dan Beard Council covers five Ohio counties (Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Clermont and Brown) and seven Kentucky counties (Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Gallatin, Owen, Grant and Pendleton). Serving more than 20,000 families and led by over 6,000 volunteers, the Dan Beard Council provides a program of character development, citizenship training and personal fitness to youth from ages 5 through 21.

For additional information, please contact Julie Whitaker, Marketing Executive, at (513) 577-7699 or