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.
For those who love Christmas, we are bringing Christmas back. Join us for the Christmas Gala January 10-12, 2014 at Mt. Airy Forest. The cost is $12 for Scouts and $6 for adults. The Leader Packet is coming soon.
Time for Merit Badge Challenge is fast approaching. Fairfield Merit Badge Challenge is January 25, February 8 and 22 with March 22 being the make up day. Registration is open and the cost is $15.
The dates for NYLT for 2014 are out. If you are interested in sending a youth for training in 2014, check out the calendar or go to the link below for dates.
The Voice of the Scout surveys are being delivered into email inboxes of parents, Scouts & Venturers over 14, volunteers and chartered organizations. 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.
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.
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.