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Daniel Carter Beard

Uncle Dan

 

— June 21, 1850 - June 11, 1941 —

 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 23, 2019
1. Daniel Carter Beard Marker
Inscription.  Daniel Carter Beard served with distinction as our first National Scout Commissioner from 1910 to 1941.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1928 until his death in 1941, Uncle Den called Brooklands in Suffern, Rockland County, New York his home.

His final resting place is here in Rockland County at the Brick Church Cemetery, Monsey, New York. Daniel Carter Beard was a woodsman, naturalist, illustrator, artist, and author. In 1905 he founded the Sons of Daniel Boone. This organization merged with other boys organizations on February 8, 1910 to become the Boy Scouts of America, the national organization we know today.

As one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America, Uncle Dan is known as a national figure. In his usual choice of attire, buckskin clothing, he epitomized the true pioneering spirit of the Boy Scouts of America and will continue to do so for the Scouts of today, tomorrow and the future.
Proudly Presented by
The Rockland County Council
of the
Boy Scouts of America
June 20, 1993

 
Erected 1993 by Rockland County
Daniel Carter Beard Marker<br>(<i>wide view • flag beside grave in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 23, 2019
2. Daniel Carter Beard Marker
(wide view • flag beside grave in background)
Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
 
Location. 41° 8.346′ N, 74° 3.983′ W. Marker is in Spring Valley, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from Brick Church Road 0.1 miles east of New York State Route 306, on the right when traveling east. Marker and gravesite are located near the southwest corner of the Brick Church Cemetery grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 Brick Church Road, Spring Valley NY 10977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1786 Schoolhouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1700 Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Brick Church (about 700 feet away); Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kakeath (about 700 feet away); First Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Viola United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shady Side Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Monsey Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Valley.
 
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Also see . . .  Daniel Carter Beard (Find a Grave). Affectionately known as "Uncle Dan," he designed the American Boy Scout uniform and emblem adding the American eagle and shield to the emblem. His drawings and articles were published
Beard Family Plot<br>(<i>view from near marker • Daniel Carter Beard gravestone left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 23, 2019
3. Beard Family Plot
(view from near marker • Daniel Carter Beard gravestone left)
in “St. Nicolas’ Magazine” and “Youth’s Companion.” He was also chosen to illustrate Mark Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” He received the only gold Eagle badge ever awarded and was given the Roosevelt Award for his distinguished service. (Submitted on August 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick
4. Daniel Carter Beard
old Dan Beard in his buckskins
Daniel Carter Beard Grave image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 23, 2019
5. Daniel Carter Beard Grave
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   5. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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