"The boyhood home of Daniel Carter Beard"
District Information - The Trailblazer District is one of nine districts in the Dan Beard Council. The district includes the following counties in Northern Kentucky - Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Pendleton and Owen. There are currently 125 units (Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, Venture Crews and Sea Scout Ships) operating in the district. Annual youth membership is over 3,500 registered participants. We have a volunteer District Committee and Commissioner Staff along with three professionals that give support to the Scouting programs operating within the district. Below, you will find contact information for the Top Volunteers and the professional staff members.
Who was Daniel Carter Beard? - "Uncle Dan" was one of the founders and the first National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America. He grew up in Covington, Kentucky. His boyhood home, located at 322 E 3rd St, has a statue in front of the house commemorating his contribution to the Boy Scouts of America. The Dan Beard Council and Daniel Carter Beard bridge (crossing the Ohio River on I-471) are named in his honor.
District Newsletter - Each month, the professional staff publishes a district newsletter that supplements the Dan Beard Council's Fireside Chat. Information about upcoming events and important deadlines are included in each issue. To view the current District Newsletter, CLICK HERE.
District Calendar - The Trailblazer District online calendar will be updated throughout the year as information is confirmed.
Monthly District Meetings:
Roundtables are help sessions for volunteer leaders and are held on the second Thursday of each month at Lakeside Christian Church at 7 pm. The church is located at 195 Buttermilk Pike in Lakeside Park (between Graeter's Ice Cream and the Post Office).
The District Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330) at 7:00 pm.
The Commissioner Staff meets on the second Thursday of each month at Lakeside Christian Church at 6:00 pm (prior to Roundtable).
District Commissioner Staff - Unit Commissioners are volunteers that have been assigned by the District Commissioner to assist your unit. You can think of them as a Coach or Counselor. Their primary job is to help you solve problems, and find answers for questions you have. At this time, we don't have a commissioner assigned to every unit, but our staff is growing every month. If you need assistance and don't have a commissioner assigned to your unit, CLICK HERE.
Order of the Arrow, Sheltowee Chapter - The Order of the Arrow is a national honor society of campers. Membership is limited to Boy Scouts and adult leaders that have been elected by their troop. In the Dan Beard Council, the name of our lodge is "Ku-Ni-Eh" Lodge. The Sheltowee chapter is one of eight chapters that make up the Ku-Ni-Eh lodge. To join the new Ku-Ni-Eh lodge Yahoo Group, click the link below.
Click to join Ku-Ni-Eh
District Volunteer Leadership:
Tom Saelinger, District Chairman
Tom gives leadership to the District Committee - which includes operations, development and volunteer recruiting functions.
Greg Beers, District Vice-chairman
Greg gives leadership to the District Operations committee - including the program and membership functions.
Ron Spjut, District Commissioner
Ron provides leadership to our Assistant District Commissioners, Unit Commissioners and Roundtable Commissioners.