ScoutREACH is Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America’s traditional Scouting program delivered in a non-traditional way to youth from hard-to-serve communities in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. ScoutREACH is our commitment to making sure that every child has an opportunity to be a Scout, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background. The organized program provides a safe environment for youth with positive adult role models who teach kids about healthy living, introduce future career opportunities, and reinforce character development.
ScoutREACH programs are delivered during the school day at 79 inner-city schools by one of Dan Beard Council’s Program Managers, or as an after-school program with the help of the school staff and our Program Managers. Each program is custom to the needs of the school or organization. Programs are based upon a school calendar and run September to June, with an opportunity to connect in July for Challenge Camp.
More than 5,300 youth participate in ScoutREACH each year. These boys and girls also have the opportunity to attend 6 special Scouting activities throughout the year through the Dan Beard Council’s ScoutREACH program. These events include Challenge Camp, Spook-O-Ree, Skills Day, Scout Swim Day, Pinewood Derby Car race, and the Fishing Derby.
The annual PLN Dodgeball Championship is an important fundraising event for the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America. What is more important is the health and safety of our donors and volunteers.
Because of that, we are cancelling the 2020 PLN Dodgeball Championship which annually raises money for Challenge Camp. In its place, we are hosting an Online Giving Campaign that will support all of our ScoutREACH programs including Challenge Camp.
Your gift is an important part of helping youth from hard-to-serve communities experience Scouting. With your contribution and support, the Dan Beard Council can continue delivering quality and impactful ScoutREACH programs throughout our community. Scouting makes a difference–help to show your support for Scouting by clicking one of the buttons below, or mail a check by filling out the form found below in Resources.
$2,276 – Supports one ScoutREACH school for one year.
$1,450 – Sends 45 children to all 6 ScoutREACH program activities.
$1,100 – Lets 115 children participate in ScoutREACH for one year.
$450 – Allows 45 children to have uniforms for one year.
$247 – Will support one child to participate in Challenge Camp for one week.
$102 – Provides meals for one child while at Challenge Camp.
SCOUT SKILLS DAY | NOVEMBER
Outdoor survival learning experience where mentors & leaders help youth work on their skills.
SCOUT SWIM DAY | FEBRUARY
Mentors guide first time swimmers and improve the skills of those more experienced.