Fun Activities To Tell Your Scouts About That They Can Do Throughout The Year!


The Dan Beard Council brings you special activities for your Scouts from our partners across the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area all year round! Be sure to visit this page often as events and special offers are added throughout the year. Take photos of your Scouts at these events and use the hashtag #ScoutItOut on social media to spread the word about these great Scouting activities in our area!


SUMMER CAMP | June - August

Camp Friedlander is the premier Scouts, BSA Summer Camp program with a wide variety of merit badge options, activities for younger and older Scouts, training opportunities for adult leaders, and some of the best camping facilities in the country. Each summer, thousands of Scouts from across the nation (and the world) make Camp Friedlander their summer camp home for a fun week of learning, achievement, leadership, and Scouting at its best.

CUB CAMP | June - July

Camping at the Cub Scout level introduces boys to the outdoors and helps them develop outdoor skills at an age-appropriate level that will be applied more thoroughly as a Scout in Scouts, BSA. As Cub Scouts progress, the opportunities for outdoor adventures become more challenging.

SPOOK-O-REE | 2 Weekends in October

The Spook-O-Ree is a family Halloween event for everyone! Take your pick of evenings and join the thousands of families that will venture out to Cub World for Halloween fun in a safe, family-friendly environment at a cost that fits just about any budget. The Spook-O-Ree is packed with activities including hayrides, storytelling, the haunted castle, midway games, the haunted trail, and more! Come as a pack, a den, or as a family. And everyone is invited, so bring your friends!

boo thru

BOO-THRU DRIVE-THRU | 2 Weekends in October

The first ever Dan Beard Council Boo-Thru at Camp Friedlander is a family Halloween event for everyone! Take your pick of evenings and join us for Halloween fun in a safe, socially-distant, family-friendly environment at a cost that fits just about any budget–starting at $10 per vehicle*! This event is appropriate for all ages without anything popping out at you or anything too scary – just spooky, Halloween fun!



Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay is bigger, better and wetter than ever! Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay are providing all Dan Beard Council Scouts, family and friends special discounted consecutive-day tickets during their 2021 Summer Season! *Tickets must be purchased by using this link (click on photo to visit website).


Newport Aquarium's Scouts Honor Weekend on May 2 & 3, 2020 has been postponed at this time. A new date has not yet been determined. Scouts Honor Weekend is a fun activity where adults and children can visit the aquarium for $12.99 + tax. Every Scout that visits receives an exclusive patch. More awe-inspiring than sleeping under the stars, Newport Aquarium's Private Overnight Adventure Program for Scouts on October 23, 2020, allow your Scouts to spend the night with the most exotic and interesting creatures. Your Scouts will explore hidden treasures of the Aquarium and visit with unique animals from around the world before camping out among amazing sea life. *Please note: all group orders are due 30 days before the event.


The Cincinnati Cyclones celebrate children in our community that choose to participate in Scouting with the Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council. Select games during the 2019-2020 season are designated as "Scout Nights." They encourage people to come as groups & offer a special Cincinnati Cyclones Patch to anyone that orders via one of the forms on their website, or through one of their sales representatives. Each date has deadlines for orders, so be sure to submit your orders early to get your patch!


Break out your tents for the Scouts Overnight at Fifth Third Field. As a pack, troop or individual family, attend a Dragons game, watch a movie on the video board, and camp out on the field! Want even more fun? Come to Fifth Third Field for a Dayton Dragons Scout Night which includes a Scout Parade before every game, wacky mascots and more! Scout Night games are April 11, May 9, and August 16, 2020. Scout Overnights are June 5 and July 10, 2020. Click for details.


Come out for a night of fun at the Florence Y'alls Cub & Boy Scout Campout! This event is packed with activities for your Scout such as a pre-game parade, reserved tickets to the game, post-game autograph opportunity with select Y'alls players and mascot, post-game movie and camp out on the field! This is a can't miss event. Be sure to reserve your spot right away!

Gorman Heritage Farms

GORMAN HERITAGE FARM | Year-round Programs for Scouts

Gorman Heritage Farm offers education programs to help Scouts work through requirements for different nature and animal-related badges, or to simply have a fun day together at the Farm. All Scout programs are designed for the pack to attend together with a chaperone or Scout leader. Your farm teacher will lead your pack in hands-on activities that accomplish the necessary requirements! There are also plenty of merit badge or service project opportunities for older scouts in Scouts BSA as well!


Calling all Scouts, BSA! Kings Island is proud to announce our Inaugural Scouts, BSA Engineering Day! Bring your troop for an AMAZING day at Kings Island where you can meet other Scouts, enjoy world-class coasters and participate in Engineering Day. Join Jeff Gramke, our Manager of Construction, as he reveals how he designed and built The Beast! Scouts will gain a greater understanding of the field and learn what controls the thrills on their favorite rides. Includes an exclusive behind the scenes tour of The Beast. Reservations must be placed and pre-paid 14 days in advance to register for Scouts, BSA Engineering Day.


The Cincinnati Reds annually welcome the Scouts, their friends, and families to Scout Night Campouts! The on-field campout occurs after the Reds play, with the game starting at 4:10PM. Dates for 2020 are coming soon!


For the first time ever, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Dan Beard Council partnered together to create an exclusive Cincinnati Bengals Scout Dey, which happened on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1pm where the Cincinnati Bengals took on the Jacksonville Jaguars. This amazing Scout Dey was a prime opportunity for packs, troops and Scouting families to plan an outing to come out and cheer for Cincinnati’s football team–the Cincinnati Bengals! WHO DEY, let’s go Bengals!

harlem globetrotters


The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Cincinnati on December 28, 2019 at 2pm and 7pm, creating lasting family memories one smile and rim-rattling dunk at a time! This is more than a basketball game or a show. It is an all-new, larger-than-life world tour. You’ll be on your feet, out of your seat, laughing until it hurts and loving every moment. Save money on the whole pack, troop, crew and your entire family through the Dan Beard Council discount.


Perfect North Slopes has a history of working with the following Boy Scouts of America Councils. These annual ski, snowboarding and snow tubing trips are a great way to enjoy winter fun with fellow scouts and family! This is a great way to earn your Snow Sports Merit Badge from your troop leader!


Have a Scouting event you would like to share or interested in partnering with the Dan Beard Council? Contact Julie Whitaker, Marketing Executive, or Frank Burdsall, Program Executive, for details.