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FUNDRAISING

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, SCOUTING RAISES FUNDS THROUGH

EXCITING SPECIAL EVENTS

The Dan Beard Council offers several opportunities to join us at Special Events in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area throughout the year. Each of these events helps Scouting to serve on average 20,000 families in the Dan Beard Council. We were able to successfully hold outdoor events (marked in orange) in 2020 by following health and safety protocols. For details on each of these exciting events, click the icon below, or click here.

Sporting Clays
(In-Person Event)
$72,119

West Side Sports Breakfast
(Virtual Event)
$39,498

Preparing America’s Patriots
(Virtual Event)
$19,785

Acts of Kindness: Police go kart racing to help Scouts

The Dan Beard Council’s Southwest Ohio Pursuit Law Enforcement Kart Race was highlighted by WCPO 9’s Acts of Kindness segment on September 25, 2020. Check out this exciting segment featuring Andrew Zahn, Scout Executive/CEO of the Dan Beard Council, BSA by clicking here. Learn more about the Southwest Ohio Pursuit Law Enforcement Kart Race on our website by clicking here.

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POPCORN

$643,981
Total Raised in 2020 Dan Beard Council Popcorn Sales
2020 Popcorn Sale Scout in Mask

With popcorn, Scouts gain self-confidence, people skills, money management, salesmanship, and business ethics–things that help prepare them for life! These are great values and skills for youth to learn.

Our Scout units also have the ability to fund their entire year’s program through the popcorn sale alone. That means less fundraising, reduced costs for parents, and more time for Scouting fun! All proceeds stay right here to help support local Scouts.

Over
0 %
of Popcorn Sales goes to
Support Local Scouting!

SUPPORT LOCAL SCOUTING THROUGH EVERY DAY PURCHASES!

Support local Scouting by helping to support the Dan Beard Council through your every day purchases with partners like Kroger or Amazon Smile. All of these are great ways to support scouting that you may already be doing. Click here for details!

FINANCES

GRANTS & FOUNDATIONS

Thank you to the generous foundations and trusts that have donated to the Dan Beard Council. The support of these organizations provide opportunities for Scouts in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The funds provided were vital to different programs including ScoutREACH, Shooting Sports, Exploring, Outdoor Education, and Scouting in general.
For a list of the Foundations and Grants, click here.

FUNDRAISING AND FINANCES FOR 2020

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Council operations are completely funded by the Friends of Scouting annual giving campaign, corporate sponsorships, the popcorn sale, activity revenue, and the United Way. Funding is used primarily for program delivery in the form of camp operations, training, and support to provide many Scouting events held throughout the Council each year. Thanks to the generosity and support of the people and businesses of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, the Council has a fiscally sound operation that proves the Council to be good stewards of its financial resources and strong providers for the future of the Scouting movement in our area.

The Sturgill Family of Cub Scouts Pack 227 testing out their Pinewood Derby Cars at the Scout Achievement Center.

HOW WE ARE FUNDED

Friends of Scouting, Contributions
44%
Camping, Activities & Events
27%
Popcorn, Camp Cards & Other Revenue
20%
United Way
9%

HOW WE INVEST

Program Delivery & Support for Youth, Volunteers, and Camps
84%
Fundraising
11%
Administration
5%

2020 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Revenue $3,732,956

Contributions*                                             46%
Camping, Programs, Popcorn & Other    35%
United Way                                                   10%
Investments                                                  9%

*Prior to audit. This includes Friends of Scouting, Special Events and
other contributions.

Expenses $4,054,560

Unit Service & Program Support          80%
Fundraising                                              12%
Administration                                         5%
National Charter                                      3%

By the end of 2021, we aim to be a leader in attracting families and providing youth an unmatched experience in developing future leaders, continuing their legacy of outdoor adventure and addressing regional priorities in STEM and workforce development. The Dan Beard Council’s main focus is on safety by protecting and enhancing the well-being of our members as well as diversity by truly valuing and engaging our customers and staff. We strive to proceed with integrity by being trustworthy in all we do.
To view Dan Beard Council’s Strategic Plan, click here.

All inquiries should be directed to Julie Whitaker, Marketing Executive, at (513) 577-7699 or email at julie.whitaker@scouting.org.