The Dan Beard Council is one of the largest Councils in the nation serving 12 counties in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The Council is staffed by 46 professional Scouters with approximately 6,000 adult volunteers delivering the Scouting program to more than 30,000 youth. We are joined by nearly 300 charter partner organizations sponsoring the 500+ Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Exploring units in our Council. The Council’s goal is to be the premier leader in youth development. This is reflected in the Mission Statement of the Council:


The mission of the Dan Beard Council is to prepare the over 30,000 young people 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.

Building on an already strong tradition of youth and community service, the Dan Beard Council will develop and provide the highest quality Scouting program in its geographic area to accomplish the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and in doing so be recognized and accepted as the premier leader in youth development.