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Joe Morgan to be 2015 GSAL guest speaker

Cincinnati Reds' hall of famer, Joe Morgan, will be the Keynote speaker during the 2015 Good Scout Award Luncheon - hosted by the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America- at the Duke Energy Convention Center on Feb. 25.

The Good Scout Award Luncheon is Greater Cincinnati's seventh largest annual fundraiser. Bringing together 1,400+ guests in support of local Scouting programs, the GSAL features a nationally known keynote speaker and is a “can't miss” networking event.

On November 29, 1971, the Houston Astros traded Joe Morgan for Lee May. The deal facilitated a shift in Reds team philosophy towards speed over power, with Morgan and outfielder Pete Rose now two key figures batting back-to-back. Morgan added outstanding speed on the base paths and excellent defense. After joining The Big Red Machine, Morgan appeared in eight consecutive All-Star Games (1972–1979). Morgan, along with teammates Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, and Dave Concepcion, led the Reds to consecutive championships in the World Series in 1975 & 1976. Morgan drove in the winning run in Game 7 of the 1975 World Series, now ranked as one of the greatest World Series of all time.

A 10 time All-Star, Morgan retired with 2,571 hits and 1,133 RBI's. He also hit 268 home runs to go with 449 doubles and 96 triples and was considered by some the finest base stealer of his generation (689 steals at greater than 80% success rate). Besides his prowess at the plate and on the bases, Morgan was an exceptional infielder, winning the Gold Glove Award in consecutive years from 1972 to 1976. After his career ended, he was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1987, and his jersey number 8 was retired.

On April 21, 2010 Morgan returned to the Reds in the role of "special advisor to baseball operations" where works in both the baseball side and community outreach side for the Reds. Morgan currently serves as a member of the board of the Baseball Assistance Team, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping former Major League, Minor League, and Negro League players through financial and medical hardships. Additionally, in 2010 Morgan opened Joe Morgan Honda in Monroe, Ohio.

The Dan Beard Council is the administrative body of the Boy Scouts of America in the Greater Cincinnati area. The council provides volunteer support, fundraising opportunities, new unit development, program opportunities, and training. It is one of the larger metropolitan councils in the country and the largest youth organization in Cincinnati, serving over 34,000 youth in a 12-county region. The Council also provides more than 1,200 acres of camping property for scouts to utilize.

The Boy Scouts is committed to giving young Americans the tools, experiences, knowledge, and faith to make the world a better place. Its purpose is to build the character and integrity of America’s youth and prepare them to become responsible adults. Join 1,400 other guests and be a part of Greater Cincinnati's seventh largest annual fundraiser, raising over $700,000!


A Special thank you to Heinz


A big Scout thank you goes out to Chris Fenneken and the H.J. Heinz Company for their support of Scouting. Relationships like this, help keep the future of Scouting bright.



52 Scouts Attend First Annual

DeSTEMber NOVA Event

52 local Scouts participated in the first annual DeSTEMber event at Camp Friedlander on Saturday, December 13, 2014. It was a one day event focused on some of the STEM/Nova awards for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. A total of 75 awards were earned.

We would like to congratulate Michael Stamat and the STEM Committee for coming up with a creative way to get Scouts to camp and to get them more involved in the STEM program.

To learn more about the STEM program, please visit: http://danbeard.org/stem

For more program-specific information about the DeSTEMber event, please email Michael Williamson at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



25th Anniversary and Eagle Scout Court of Honor Celebration of Scout Unit 772

This year marks the 25th Charter Anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 772 and Cub Scout Pack 772, which was founded in November, 1989. The unit is charterd by the Boy Scouts of America, to Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church in Woodlawn, Ohio, and is a part of the church's youth ministry. The unit has proudly served the community and Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America.
Twenty young men of Boy Scout Troop 772 have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting. Less than 5% of all scouts worldwide have earned the Eagle rank.These young men, with the guidance of their parents and dedicated leaders, are attending college, starting careers and families.
The unit's motto is "Serving the Community and Our Youth." Our anniversary theme is "Honoring Our Past..........Encouraging Our Future!"

Also help us congratulate Malik Ervin, David Montgomery and Matthew Posey. They became Eagle Scouts 12/13/14.



CBP Cincinnati Explorers collect over $5000 in Christmas gift for children

CBP Explorer Post 2545 coordinated efforts among CBP employees in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky this holiday season to help kids in need.  Employees from both Field Operations and Regulatory Audit participated in this annual event. The CBP explorers and employees joined forces with St. Joe’s Orphanage to “adopt” 50 kids who are being provided homes through the orphanage.  Employees each selected a specific child or donated money to a shopping fund to provide gifts for the kids.  The ages of these kids ranged from 8 months to 20 years old and their wish lists included everything from toys, gift cards, video games, personal items, books, and clothing.  The explorers purchased gifts for 12 of the children with the donated money including $300 from their own post funds.  The total value of all items donated exceeded $5000.  Every child received several items from their wish list and the gifts filled the CBP extended cargo van to maximum capacity.  This is the ninth year that Cincinnati CBP employees have come together to partner with St. Joe’s.


The Explorers were also invited to attend the annual Christmas Party that St. Joe’s hosts for these kids.  9 Explorers and 3 CBP Explorer Advisors attended the party and served the children dinner, helped with the raffle, assisted in handing out the presents to the kids, and helped to clean up the gymnasium after the party was over.  The Explorers and the Advisors enjoyed the time they were able to spend with these kids and came away from the experience with a better appreciation for what they have and feeling good that they were able to contribute to someone else’s happiness this holiday season.



Environmental Grant From Duke Energy

CINCINNATI, Ohio – On Thursday, Dec. 4, Duke Energy today announced the 2014 environmental grant recipients on behalf of the Duke Energy Foundation.

Awards were presented to the Dan Beard Council and 13 other recipients during a news conference at the Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford on December 4, 2014.

“Duke Energy is recognizing the pride and vision of 14 wonderful organizations in our community that all strive to excel and build a sustainable environment,” said Jim Henning, president of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “Our region is fortunate to have such vibrant green spaces, and the many organizations that commit themselves to environmental awareness and responsibilities as an example for the rest of us to follow.”

The grant will be applied toward Dan Beard's Outdoor Education Center. This will support the camp programs at Cub World, which is designed to provide the youngest Scouts (Cub Scouts ages 8-10) with their first exposure to Scouting's outdoor adventure. The purpose of the Outdoor Education Center will be to accelerate the process of experiential learning for these Scouts focusing on conservation, ecology, nature, and the natural world; so that they may begin to develop an appreciation of, understanding for, and interest in these topics and concepts at an early age. It is anticipated that 1,300 Cub Scouts will utilize the Cub Scout Outdoor Education Center during the summer camp season, and that an additional 300 disadvantaged, at-risk youth will participate in programming through “Challenge Camp,” a Council outreach initiative. An additional 1,500 Cub Scouts will utilize the Outdoor Education Center outside of the summer camp season.



Thank you for your support!

Your donated Tweet and Facebook status update was shared on social media to an audience of more than 24,000 influencers! Thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday and for all you do for Scouting! {insert high-five here}



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Giving Tuesday


The Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America, partners with the social website,Thunderclap, in an effort to support #GivingTuesday– an initiative that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

The Dan Beard Council is spreading the word about Scouting through social media and Thunderclap to help send 35 or more Boy Scouts to camp in 2015. If 100 people support this cause by Dec. 2nd, Thunderclap will...[read more]


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345 points earned in Hoxworth Bleed for a Cause competition!

We could not have done this without you. Thank you for saving lives and supporting Dan Beard Council. We won $5,000 for coming in second place and $250 for having the most points the last week of the competition. We can’t wait to put this to good use. The money earned will go toward improving our programs.

Thanks again for supporting Dan Beard Council! #BleedForScouting



Scout saves grandfather from snake

While backpacking with his grandfather in the Cumberland Mountains near Cumberland Gap, Isaac Ramsey, a 10 year-old Scout from Troop 122 in Burlington,Ky., stopped his grandfather from stepping on a 4 ft. Diamondback rattlesnake. 

“At the bottom of a steep hill, where a small stream crossed the trail, Isaac grabbed me from behind while shouting "Snake! Snake!," said John Ramsey, Isaac’s grandfather. “I was one step away from stepping on the snake as it crossed the trail. Isaac's quick action possibly saved my life!”

They were traveling west along the Ridge Trail after leaving the White Cliffs area. Isaac and his grandfather were a least three hours away from assistance.



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Tzofim Israeli Scout Delegation Visit Camp Friedlander

Ten Scouts, ages 13 and 14, from the Tzofim Israeli Scout Delegation arrived June 20th in Cincinnati to visit the region, and Camp Friedlander for...http://bit.ly/IsraeliScouts

Camp Friedlander and Cub World received a 100% Camp Assessment rating!

After the Camp Assessment on June 18., Camp Friedlander and Cub World both received BSA accreditation. Both camps received “compliant” ratings for all applicable standards and recommended practice – a rating that can translate as 100%.

Congratulations to Herb Packard, Camp Friedlander Director, and Patrick Bayne, Cub World Camp Director. Jason Neal and the Ranger team were commended for their excellent facility support. Jason Baldridge, now with the Atlanta Area Council, is also due thanks for his many months or preparation towards the assessment process.

"We are fortunate to have two fantastic and effective Camp Directors that have excellent camp staff teams delivering our summer programs," said Mike Swofford, Director of Program Support Services. "I hope you will share the success of our summer camps with other Scouters and friends and spread the word that we have some of the highest quality, safest camps in the nation. We should be proud of the Dan Beard Council’s exceptional summer camp programs."



Invest in Today's Local Scouting

The Dan Beard Council prepares more than 33,000 youth to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouting provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

By making an investment in local youth for the coming year, you'll be helping to support a Scout legacy of leadership, values, and character development.  Each dollar helps to send boys to camp and support volunteer leaders and mentors with the tools and resources needed to provide a high quality program for the development of our local youth.  Scouts are renowned for many things including great community service projects, doing a good turn deed daily, and building the leadership skills to always be prepared.  Your investment today, along with your time and talents, are among the greatest gifts you can give to support our local youth.  Thank you for your support.

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