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SUMMER CAMP | Active. Outdoors. Adventure.

This past summer, thousands of Scouts had
a life-changing adventure
at Camp Friedlander &
Cub World Adventure Camp, including the
largest attendance
of Cub Scouts in
recent history

Scouts embark on a new adventure each year through one of our summer camps and last year was no different. With the continued safety procedures of enhanced health and safety protocols including temperature checks, social distancing, hand sanitizer stations and restricted access across groups, Scouts were able to get back to a new sense of normal, experiencing outdoor adventure through hiking, orienteering and S.T.E.M. activities. With activities tailored to the age and rank of the Scout, there are many opportunities for Scouts to try something new or to hone-in on the craft they enjoy the most. Summer camp encourages the development of sportsmanship, character and citizenship through mental and physical fitness challenges including programs like kayaking, rappelling, skilled trades, and more.


Scouts Attended
Camp Friedlander
(6 Sessions of Camp in 2021)
Scouts Attended Cub Scout
Adventure Camp
(10 Sessions of Camp in 2021)
Youth Were Employed By
Dan Beard Council
Camps in 2021
Our Scouts participate in fun and exciting activities when they attend summer camp at Cub World and Camp Friedlander, a part of the Dan Beard Council Scout Reservation.
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Camp Michaels Reopened to Scouts in Summer 2021!

Camp Michaels Eagle Lodge Dedication

Camp Michaels located near Union, Kentucky, has been welcoming Scouts from Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio since 1944. Throughout its history, the camp’s rustic charm has made it a favorite spot for countless unit camp-outs and events. Additionally, Camp Michaels has been the Dan Beard Council’s primary home for the National Youth Leadership Program (NYLT).

We celebrated the completion of the first major capital improvement campaign in Camp Michaels’ 75 year history on Saturday, October 9, 2021. This long-awaited event was held at the newly constructed Eagle’s Lodge. Eagle’s Lodge is the centerpiece of Camp Michaels and features many amenities to support local Scouting and community organization events. It features a 2,500 square foot great hall for large gatherings, a fully equipped kitchen, banquet furniture, and full Audio/Video support. Additional improvements include Yurts, program shelters, and a shower house.

Special thanks to all of our donors who contributed to the Camp Michaels Capital Improvement Campaign. Because of your contributions, Scouts and Scouters can start to plan their visit to Camp Michaels and continue their Scouting adventures each summer! 

Youth Attended NYLT
in 2021 held at
Camp Michaels!

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting and powerful program designed to provide members of the Boy Scouts of America (ages 13 and over) with leadership skills and experience they can use to lead themselves and others. This week-long outdoor experience is designed to compliment leadership training at the unit level and is modeled after professional business leadership trainings. The training course centers on the concepts of what a leader must BE, KNOW, and DO. Click here for details!

Below are just an example of activities that our Scouts participate in while attending National Youth Leadership Training. Click on the photos below to see the entire photo. To see additional photos, click here.

All inquiries should be directed to Julie Whitaker, Senior Marketing Executive, at (513) 577-7699 or email at julie.whitaker@scouting.org.