Your investment in Scouting plays a vital role in helping to build character and create a foundation of leadership for the youth of our community. Your Friends of Scouting dollars work to provide a year-around program of activities, leadership training, and community service that instills positive ethical and moral values in our youth. The Dan Beard Council serves over 33,000 young people and their families. Through the Scouting program they learn teamwork, participate in new and adventurous opportunities, and build positive character traits. Scouting programs like Exploring even offer a look at exciting career development opportunities. With your support, we can grow our community and build leaders for tomorrow.