William Henry Harrison District
Dan Beard Council
William Henry Harrison District serves the western half of Hamilton County. Hamilton Ave. serves as the eastern border with the county line serving as the other three borders.
We serve the communities of Addyston, Anderson Ferry, Bridgetown, Cheviot, College Hill, Covedale, Delhi Township, Dent, Groesbeck, Harrison, Mack, Monfort Heights, Saylor Park, Western Hills, Westwood, and White Oak on the west side of Hamilton County.
Events & Updates
Email is a key to our communication with you, and we are attempting to transition to a different method of distribution. To make sure you are on the new distribution list go to the "Subscribe" link under the "Mail List" option above. You may receive duplicate emails from the Yahoo group and the new distribution list as we make this transition.
Keep up with the Meshekinnoquah Chapter of Order of the Arrow by making sure that you are on the Yahoo Group list. To get on the list contact Jay Goyert.
For updates on what will be happening at upcoming Roundtables, watch your email inbox for the William Henry Harrison District Email Blast.
All Scouting Families are Invited to our district's fun, informative, and family-friendly Program Kickoff -
A Carnival of Information! Join us on Thursday, May 9, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at our normal Roundtable location (LDS Western Hills Ward, 4610 North Bend Rd) for an informative, FUN, open-house event where you can learn about:
Upcoming District & Council Events, Unit Program Planning Tips & Tricks, Cub Scout & Boy Scout Recruiting, Youth Retention, Venturing, High Adventure, Camping, Popcorn & Fundraisers, Advancements, Training, Order of the Arrow, Commissioner Service.
We will be serving hot dogs and chips. We will also have fun games for the kids. Bring the family, fellowship with other Scouters, and learn more about Scouting in our district for the next 18 months.
Did you miss the District Dinner? Check out what you missed and who all was honored.
The spring cycle of the Voice of the Scout surveys will begin being delivered into email inboxes of parents, Scouts & Venturers over 14, volunteers and chartered organizations in mid-March. Surveys will stay open for three weeks, and then information will be referenced for making key decisions to drive Scouting forward, as guided by the people that matter most - our members. It will be a continuous program, in that we will launch these surveys twice per year, with no household receiving more than one survey every six months.
Are you a Cub Scout who has joined since March 1, 2013? If so join us for Adventure Day out at Mitchell Memorial Forest on May 11, 2013. Registration will start at 11:30 am with activities starting at 12:30 pm. The cost is $10 per person and all youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Webelos Outdoor Weekend (WOW) is May 17-19, 2013. This year it will be held at Camp Friedlander. This is a chance to show off your troop and accomplish your troop's Webelos requirements!
If your troop would like to participate, please contact Mel Pistor. For more information, please read the Troop Guide.
(2013 WOW Troop Guide)
Tiger Treks is a great opportunity to get new Tigers (youth finishing Kindergarten this spring) the opportunity to get outdoors and get a taste of what being a Cub Scout is all about! Activities that are confirmed include Angry Birds, Archery, BB Range and a Flag station. Come out May 18 to Cub World from 8 am - 12 pm for this free event.
The Wood Badge Fall Course will be held September 13-15 & 27-29 at Camp Friedlander. For more information and to register, click the link below:
(Fall Wood Badge Course Info & Registration)
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting and powerful program designed to provide members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use to lead themselves and others. The NYLT course centers on the concepts of what a leader must BE, KNOW & DO. The objective is to:
Early bird registration is $205 if registered by Feb. 4 and paid in full by Apr. 8.
The Regular registration fee is $235 for registering by Apr. 8 and paying by May 20. The late registration fee is $275 for registration or full payment after May 20, up to Jun. 15 or start of course. Camp Friedlander will be hosting NYLT and all NYLT participants qualify for 2nd Week Summer Camp pricing at Camp Friedlander. The
Week 1: June 10-15 (male & female participants)
Week 2: June 17-22 (male only)
Week 3: June 24-29 (male only)
Week 4: July 1-6 (male & female particpants)
BeAScout.org is a website with a Google map application that helps potential Scouts and their parents locate Scouting units in their area. Unit leaders, Committee Chairs, and Charter Reps have an important roleto play in connecting potential Scouts with their units. Unit leaders are able to update their unit's Google"pin" (the bubble you see on Google maps) through MyScouting.org. Unit leaders can add their unit meetingtime and location, unit website, and a contact name, email address, and phone number. If this information is updated, the website enables interested parents to email questions to unit leaders. Full instructions can be found in the April and May Newsletter.
The next National Jamboree is July 15-24, 2013. This will be the first Jamboree at it's new home, Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. There are three ways to be a paart of the 2013 National Jamboree:
To learn more visit the National Jamboree website or find them on Facebook
(2013 National Jamboree Website)
Does you unit have a Religious Emblem Program? Every unit should and if yours does, and you believe it is successful, let us know about it. Some of our units could use some guidance in getting theirs off the ground or simply improving the one they have. I’d like to pass along some tips from the more successful programs in our district. Regardless of church affiliation, there is a medal that each Scout can earn and what they learn while doing it can have a lasting effect on themselves and their participation in Scouting. Contact Mark Murray if you would like to share what your unit has done.
Journey to Excellence has several different objectives with specific requirements for Packs, Troops, Crews, Team, and, yes, even District and Council. One of the requirements is to participate in service projects. In order to get credit for the service projects, you need to log your JTE Service hours online. To help, here are step by step instructions for logging your hours online.
If you need more information, please get in touch with Mark Murray or your District Executive.
Do you know someone willing to help our district? We have some open positions we’d like to fill so that we provide the needed outreach to our units and put more of the focus on our Scouts and our programs. We especially need unit commissioners and assistance district commissioners. Give names and contact information of an individual you believe would be willing to help to Mark Murray or Kevin Wilson.
Scoutmasters and Cubmasters, Kevin Wilson is asking for the dates of all Court of Honors and Blue and Golds so they can put them on their calendars. They would like to come by and see how things are going.