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Come for the day, camp for the weekend, make a difference for life!

Only through continued service can we ensure that the beautiful and natural areas of the Dan Beard Scout Reservation are preserved for future youth. Camp Cleanup Days are an great way for boys to earn service hours while working to conserve our camp properties. These days of organized projects include tree-planting, erosion control, honeysuckle removal, trail maintenance, and other conservation projects. Groups that participate learn about lake ecosystems and help create a healthy environment for the plants and animals that share our camps. This event promotes a sense of ownership in our camps for all those who participate.

Scouts can earn service hours for rank advancement, school requirements, award requirements, and more!

Have questions? Please contact: Steve Jones - 513-659-9834

2017 Dates:

  • February 25 (Canceled due to weather)
  • March 11
  • March 25
  • April 8
  • April 22
  • May 13
Time: 8am - Noon (Weather Permitting)

What to Expect:

  • Please bring work gloves, shovels, rakes, and other landscaping tools that may be helpful for conservation projects.
  • Groups will be formed into specific projects teams, but typically pack and troops will be kept together.
  • If you would like to camp the weekend, please make a separate camp reservation.

Camp Cleanup Day Projects Include:

  • Planting of native trees at Camp Friedlander
  • Clearing Honeysuckle and other non-native invasive plants
  • Plant grass seed
  • Litter clean up along Ibold Road, Camp Friedlander

Every tree planted during service for the Camp Cleanup event helps our friends at the Taking RootExternal Link Initiative.  The purpose of the Taking Root campaign is to Plant 2 million trees in the eight county OH-KY-IN tri-state region by 2020.


Need more information? Please contact 

Steve Jones, Ranger

(513) 659-9834

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