Newport in Campbell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Welcome to the Dan Beard Riverwalk Trail
The trail is approximately 4.5 miles in length, It will take three to four hours to complete and may be longer depending upon the adventure you invent. The Dan Beard Riverwalk is a one-of-a-kind experience in an urban setting. You can expect to meet plenty of friendly, helpful people on your hike.
The Dan Beard Riverwalk Trail is a trail of discovery. Invent your own side trips to downtown Cincinnati's museums, shops and restaurants or amble along Newport's exciting waterfront area, take in Covington's interesting riverfront neighborhoods immediately to the south and west.
Time to start your adventure on the Riverwalk and experience the history of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Beard was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a youth, his family moved to Covington, Kentucky where he learned the stories of Kentucky pioneer life. He attended art school in New York City, where he met and befriended Ernest Thompson Seton in 1883. Beard and his friend Seton would both have a profound impact on the creation of the Boy Scouts of America.
Beard's artwork appeared in such publications as Harper's Weekly and The New York Herald, and he illustrated a number of books, including Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889). He later became the editor of the BSA's official magazine, Boys' Life, where he wrote a monthly column for youth. Beard's interest in outdoor activities led him to write The American Boys Handy Book (1882), which served as an instruction manual for a broad range of topics that were of interest to hoys.
In 1905, Beard founded the Sons of Daniel Boone, an outdoor education and exploration program for young men which he later merged with the fledgling Boy Scouts of America in 1910.
Beard designed the original Scout uniform and applied the name "Tenderfoot” to scouts who were new to their troop. On June 22, 1940, 50,000 scouts came.to the New York World's Fair to celebrate Dan Beard's 90th birthday.
Prior to the establishment of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, Dan Beard was the recipient of the first and only Gold Eagle badge. He served as the Boy Scouts of America's first National Commissioner and was active in Scouting until his death.
"We must depend upon the Boy Scout Movement to produce the men of the future." — Daniel Carter Beard
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is June 11, 1850.
Location. 39° 5.388′ N, 84° 30.136′ W. Marker is in Newport, Kentucky, in Campbell County. Marker can be reached from Riverboat Row, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on top of the Newport Levee. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport KY 41071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridging the Licking (here, next to this marker); Steel Town (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barrels of Beer (about 400 feet away); Licking Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (about 500 feet away); John James Audubon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newport Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carneal House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Licking River (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.