Boy Scout Trivia:

Author:  Eric James


Who was Dan Beard?

Dan Beard was an author and illustrator of many boys’ books throughout his career.

He wrote and illustrated an article called “How to Camp Without a Tent.”  This became the basis of The American Boys’ Handy Book.  It sold over 250,000 copies to boys interested in what a Scout learns today.

Dan Beard was 55 and editor of a magazine called Recreation when he founded a column called The Boy Pioneers, Sons of Daniel Boone.  The name later became the Boy Scouts.  This was the beginning of the Scout movement.