The mission of the Dan Beard Council is to prepare more than 30,000 youth and adults in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

About Online Registration

Scouting families and prospective Scouting families have asked for it, and now it is here! Beginning this fall, the traditional paper registration method will not be the only way to join Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America will offer online registration to select BETA councils to meet the demand for completing the entire registration process for youth members and adult leaders more efficiently. This is a giant leap forward in allowing prospective members and leaders to register in a way that’s convenient for them, and it creates a more efficient and user-friendly registration experience for units, districts, and councils.

Before You Start – Preparation Checklist

There are important steps you must take to prepare! It is critical that you complete all items on the checklist for your Scouting role below to ensure you are granted the necessary permissions to work within the online registration system. Access to information, and the ability to take action within the system, is granted based on these permissions. To have the appropriate access, your role, council name, and a valid email address must be listed correctly in your my.scouting tools profile.


 Reviewing an ApplicationUnit ChecklistOnline Registration Unit Guidebook
Processing Youth Applications For UnitsCubmasterBeAScout.org “Contact Us” pin instructions
Online Registration Unit Overview ScoutmasterDan Beard Council District Executives
 Chartered Organization Rep
 Committee Chairman
Varsity Coach 
Crew Advisor 

The Scout Achievement Center

The Scout Achievement Center opened in July, 2009, and has been quickly recognized as the premier Scouting volunteer training facility and council service center in the nation. As a silver level LEED certified building, the facility was constructed and operates according to green standards and is an example of the conservation and ecologically-sound teachings of the Scouting program.The SAC serves as a great home for Scouting and we invite you to visit and take a tour or have a unit meeting. Click here to learn more about the SAC.

The well-stocked Scout Shop offers a great selection and is open during convenient hours for the purchase of books, advancements and awards. Uniforms and camping equipment are also stocked in the Scout Shop to meet your unit’s needs.

About the Dan Beard Council

The Dan Beard Council is the administrative body of the the Boy Scouts of America in the Greater Cincinnati area. The council administers the Scouting program through 8 districts, providing volunteer support, training, program opportunities, and administrative services such as membership and advancement records, new unit development, and unit fundraising opportunities in the form of the annual popcorn sale. Hundreds of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Varsity Teams, Explorer Posts, and Learning for Life groups make up the membership of the council.

Four camp properties are operated by the council including Camp Friedlander, Camp Craig, Cub World, and Camp Michaels. Each year, over 5000 youth will participate in summer camp programs and another 20,000 will enjoy the camps in various seasonal events and unit outings.

Hours of Operation

Please click here for Holiday hours of operation

The hours of operation for the Dan Beard Scout Achievement Center and Scout Store are as follows:

Monday8:30 amto6:00 pm
Tuesday8:30 amto6:00 pm
Wednesday8:30 amto7:00 pm
Thursday8:30 amto6:00 pm
Friday8:30 amto6:00 pm
Saturday9:00 amto3:00 pm



General Contact Information

Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America
10078 Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241


Click here for a driving map to the Scout Achievement Center.

Council Service Center

Contact the Service Center for all your questions about Scouting programs and how to join.

Phone: (513) 577-7700
Fax: (513) 577-7738

For direct staff and general question contact information, please visit the Contact Us page.


MyCouncil® user membership which allows members to track registrations and purchases and allows staff to target communicate with membership base. Learn about how to create a MyCouncil account.


Unit Webpages now give every unit in the Council the ability to have a FREE online presence.  You get direct access to edit the content.  These include features such as:
Editable home page content  Unit news and headlines  An events calendar  A group email tool  A place to store files to share with unit members  Security features to protect members and information  Other features to be added in the future
Learn more about the Unit Pages here.

Easy Checkout:  With your new MyCouncil account, checkout has never been easier.  Once you have populated your account details, the new system will auto-populate the main details for your registration so that you don’t have to type it in every time.
Also, you can upload your unit roster to your unit site.  From here you can easily manage registrations for unit by selecting the individuals who are attending a specific event.

Enhanced Calendaring System:  The new calendar and even management system is all connected.  One place for all of your registrations, events, facility reservations and more.  See the various calendars here.

Online Facility Availability and Reservations:  No more playing phone tag back and forth to figure out if a facility is available.  Use the new online facility reservation system to check the availability of all Dan Beard Council properties. Even better, you can reserve them right on the spot!