2021 Program Kickoff

2021 Virtual Program Kickoff

June 3, 2021 | 6pm

Pre-registration is required. If you are not affiliated with a unit, use Troop 438, Evendale, Ohio as your unit information. Click here for the flyer.

Program Kickoff Agenda

See the agenda below or click here to download a PDF. Click here for a list of Program Kickoff session links.

General/Opening Session – Everyone | 6pm | Click here for a Recording of the Session.  (Password: DBCpko21!)
  • Scouting Forward Together Recap | Joe Waller 
  • Scout Executive Comments | Andy Zahn 
  • Building an effective Annual Program | Bryce Lenox 
    • Program Planning Guide
    • Training
    • Summertime activities
  • Launch Into Scouting Activities | Tara Noem 
  • Summertime Pack Challenge | Irv Kieback 
  • Key Dates – JSN, Popcorn, Fall Activity Dates | Bryce Lenox
Training/Enrichment Breakout | 6:30pm
Unit Activity and Scouting Program Session | 7:00pm | Click here for a Recording of the Session. (Password: 1wYA1^FW)
  • Hear from select organizations who currently offer in-person Scouting programs
  • Hear about opportunities for your Scouts at the council camps year-round
  • Activities offered around the area for Scouts
District Breakouts | 7:30pm

Providing a quality, year-round Scouting program should be the goal of every Scouting unit. The Program Kickoff will provide this year’s program planning guide and share a number of recent updates, resources, events, and provide information that will aid your unit. At the core, we’ll also provide some guidance on how to develop an annual program plan, a budget to go along with that plan, and a fundraising plan to reach  program goals. The result is a well-managed, well-financed Scouting unit.

This year, you’ll be able to personalize your experience by choosing from one of the elective breakout sessions when you register. Also, there will be partner agencies in attendance that provide programming for Scouts. A list will be provided at a later date, and those in attendance will have the opportunity to choose the agencies that they are interested in learning more about.

Questions? Please reach out to your Dan Beard Council, BSA District professional by clicking here.