Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Daniel Carter Beard
“The Father of Scouting”
— 1850-1941 —
Edgar A. Guest
Daniel Carter Beard spent much of his youth in the house behind this statue. He played in the nearby woods and along the banks of the Ohio and Licking Rivers where he developed keen interests in nature and outdoors.
Working as a civil engineer in Cincinnati and later in New York. Beard observed the plight of inner city boys to help them, he formed the “Sons of Daniel Boone,” which merged with others in 1910 to become the Boy Scouts of America.
“Uncle Dan”, as he was known by boys everywhere, became one of the organization’s first national commissioners and was named its only Golden Eagle.
This sculpture made possible by,
Edna & Brad Butler, - Bradford E. Phillips, - Mr. & Mrs. William P. Butler, - Elissa May Plattner, - Kenneth Cunningham, - Rebecca S. Richardson, - Dr. Michael A. Grefer, - Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Sanders, - Laurence W. Grause, - Phillip & Morgan Taliaferro, - Mr. William Hofler,
Sculptor: Ken Bradford Foundry Karkadoulias
an official project of
Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission, 1988
(Boy Scout logo)
Erected 1988 by Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission long list of names on marker.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 39° 5.35′ N, 84° 30.344′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on East Third Street near Sanford Alley, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 E 3rd St, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Daniel Carter Beard (here, next to this marker); Mary Florence Taney (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carneal House, ca. 1815 (about 500 feet away); Senator Richard P. Ernst / Ernst Mansion (about 600 feet away); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (about 700 feet away); Kennedy House (about 700 feet away); Northern Kentucky Heritage League (about 700 feet away); John W. Stevenson Home (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
More about this marker. there are at least three other markers at this location, plus a statue. There seems to be a missing marker, also. There may be another plaque on the house.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Additional keywords. Boy Scouts of America
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