Dan Beard

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The Dan Beard District serves the South section of Davidson County in the greater Antioch area. The Dan Beard District has grown to serve more than 700 youth in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Scouts and parents alike enjoy the numerous activities offered from day camps to weekend camping trips. Whether it’s building a pinewood derby car or earning a merit badge, we have something for the whole family to enjoy. To learn more about upcoming events please click on the calendar



District Chairman:
John Richardson
Phone: (615)419-4140

District Commissioner:
Kristopher Fisher
Phone: (615) 366-6588

District Executive:
Ian Weir
Office: (615) 383-9724
or Cell: (931)652-2874

The Dan Beard District is proud to announce that the District received Gold for the 2015 Journey to Excellence. The District exceeded several criteria for JTE including; fundraising, Membership, and youth retention. Several Packs and Troops also received great JTE scores.

Gold: Pack 54, Pack 83, Pack 162, Pack 429, Pack 600, Pack 1161, Troop 4, Troop 275, Troop 1161, Troop 249

Spring Recruitment
If your Pack or Troop has big summer plans and you would like to bring welcome new members, Contact Ian Weir to coordinate a spring recruitment at your local school.

Summer Camp Activities.
We are preparing for a big summer of camping for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. This year’s theme for Day Camp is Cub Wars, a fun spin-off from Star Wars. The theme for this year’s resident Cub Scout Camp is Medieval Times, The Quest for Cub-A-Lot. Both are sure to be a great time. If you have questions about registering, contact Ian Weir.

Youth Protection Policy Change:
As of June 1st 2015 all adults are required to take Youth Protection Training. Youth protection training is available online through myscouting.org and in person. Visit the Dan Beard training tab to learn about youth protection training opportunities.

February 6, 2016 Dan Beard Leadership Summit
Youth Protection Training Youth protection training will be available at all district training events. Youth protection training can also be scheduled for units any time of the year at unit meetings, roundtables or any other district event. Please contact Ian Weir to schedule a time.
Fire Side Chat with MTC Scout Executive Larry Brown
March 10th 7:00 p.m. –7:45 p.m.
Hillcrest United Methodist Church
5112 Raywood Ln, Nashville, TN 37211
All unit leaders are invited to join Larry Brown, the Council Scout Executive, for a meet and greet/ Fire side chat. This will be a great opportunity to get to know Larry and hear about the exciting year the Council and District.
University of Scouting
March 19th
Holy Family Catholic Church in Brentwood
This Training event is great for both new and experienced leaders to get trained for all things scouting. Visit this link to learn more and see the different classes that are offered. http://mtcbsa.org/Volunteers/training/UOS.html
District Cub and Family Camping Weekend
April 8th—10th
Boxwell Scout Reservation, Camp Light
The District will be hosting a Cub and Family Camping weekend for all of the local Cub Scout Packs. We will have a morning of BB guns, Bows and Arrows, and other fun Cub Activities. The afternoon will be reserved for Packs and Dens to work on Cub Scout adventure requirements that can only be completed outside.
Spring Neckerchief Camporee
April 8th—10th
Boxwell Scout Reservation, Craig Activity Field
Registration Opens April 8th
With the recent uniform regulation change, the neckerchief can be more a part of Scouting than ever before. This camporee will focus on the neckerchief and its many uses in Scouting, especially its use as an identifier of scouts when they are dressed in appropriate non-uniform clothing.
Spring Recruitment
If you are interested in having a Spring Recruitment event held at your local school, contact Ian Weir. He will work with you to schedule the school talk and sign up night.
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