About the Author
Known as "Uncle Dan" to those who knew him well, Daniel Carter
Beard (June 21, 1850-June 11, 1941) was a famed author,
illustrator, and social champion. Inspired by the rugged
traditions of the American frontier, Beard founded the Sons of
Daniel Boone in 1905. Five years later, he merged the
organization with the newly formed Boy Scouts of America.