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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Daniel Carter Beard

“The Father of Scouting”

 

—1850-1941 —

 
Daniel Carter Beard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, 1012/2014
1. Daniel Carter Beard Marker
marker is on a stone pillar in front of the statue, at the corner of 3rd street and Sanford Alley. There is another plaque on the same pillar
Inscription. “He’ll live wherever boyhood pitches tent beside a stream and fire is made by friction and coffee needs no cream.”
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, - Mr. & Mrs. William G. Verst, - Mr. & Mrs. Lanny R. Holbrook, - Jill & Gordon Wade, - Mr. & Mrs. Jack C. Maier, - Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Zumbiel

Sculptor: Ken Bradford Foundry Karkadoulias

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2nd Daniel Carter Beard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
2. 2nd Daniel Carter Beard Marker
U.S. Department of Interior National Park Service
official project of
Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission, 1988
(Boy Scout logo)
 
Erected 1988 by Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission long list of names on marker.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carneal House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (about 700 feet away); Kennedy House (about 700 feet away); First City Hall (about 700 feet away); The Point (about 800 feet away); Simon Kenton (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Simon Kenton (about 800 feet away); Captain Mary B. Greene (about 800 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.
 
Additional keywords.
3rd Daniel Carter Beard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 20, 2014
3. 3rd Daniel Carter Beard Marker
erected by the Boy Scouts of Region 4
Boy Scouts of America
 
Daniel Carter Beard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
4. Daniel Carter Beard Marker
pillar at Sanford Alley, statue to right, house behind
Daniel Carter Beard Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
5. Daniel Carter Beard Site
Daniel Carter Beard Statue image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
6. Daniel Carter Beard Statue
front of house on 3rd Street
Shoulder Patch image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 18, 2014
7. Shoulder Patch
Daniel Carter Beard Council from my collection
4th Daniel Carter Beard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 20, 2014
8. 4th Daniel Carter Beard Marker
also on the stone pillar at Sanford Alley there are several of these in the neighborhood
Region 4 badge image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 18, 2014
9. Region 4 badge
the group that erected the third marker. I have been a member of Region 4 for over fifty years. "Oh, we are the Scouts of Region 4, you hear so much about......" (old camp song)
older Daniel Carter Beard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 18, 2014
10. older Daniel Carter Beard Marker
this marker was NOT on site the day I took the other pics. I assume it is "missing". I downloaded this pic on-line, but could find no info for credit. This is NOT my picture, but I REALLY appreciate whoever posted it on line.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   8, 9, 10. submitted on October 20, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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