Scoutreach Annual Report

SCOUTREACH | Scouting Outreach & Community Service

Scouting Runs Over
Outreach Programs!

Scouting runs over 76 outreach programs that operate in-school and after-school at various Cincinnati Public Schools, and other local schools in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. 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.

Youth Attended
Challenge Camp
Free of Charge in 2019

PNC Challenge Camp, one of the showcase initiatives of ScoutREACH, helped to offer an outdoor summer camp experience free of charge to 307 youth from all walks of life and many youth from the inner city. The diversified group of volunteers who deliver the program include a mix of businessmen, police, firefighters, PLN members and community leaders. In addition to facilitating fun outdoor programming, the volunteers mentor their group through team building initiatives and personal interaction.

PLN (Professional Leadership Network) is an organization of active and emerging leaders within the community who are dedicated to mentoring, helping, and guiding local youth through Scouting. Each year, PLN also hosts a massive community-wide dodgeball tournament to raise funds for local youth to give them an opportunity to attend Challenge Camp and other fun Scouting activities. In 2019, the PLN Dodgeball Championship, in memory of Joe Rippe, Sr., raised more than $51,000 toward youth initiatives. Click here to learn more about Challenge Camp!

Much has been written about the plight of the inner city youth and the struggles they face with respect to drugs, gangs and poverty. Challenge Camp is an open door to a different world where youth get an opportunity to see and work with successful men and women from the world of business and government. Many of these youth would often say ‘Do you think I could be like you when I grow up?’ A tear would often start to fall from my eye as I realized that without hope for a better future, what do these youth have? Challenge Camp gives them a chance to be around nature and dream/plan for a positive future by developing a positive self-image. Please continue your support of these boys and girls.
Al Beasley
Challenge Camp Mentor
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The Dan Beard Council is proud to partner with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Warren County, and Butler County. Through our partnership, Scouting delivers local outreach programs and initiatives throughout the year for youth from all walks of life, many from the inner city. Click here for a few of the key highlights from 2019.

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