Beard, Daniel Carter
Signed Official Boy Scouts of America Letter
An attractive letter signed by Beard as the "Chairman of National Court of Honor" in 1938 attesting that one of the boys who attended his camp that year had earned and was entitled to wear the ranks of Tenderfoot and Second Class Scout. Letter is in very nice shape. Small paper clip rust stain on letter and envelope. Beard built his camp on the site of his hunting lodge, which was erected in 1883. He operated the camp from the early 1920s until 1939. Camp activities and awards were based on those in Beard's Handbook for the Sons of Daniel Boone, however campers could also earn Scouting rank and merit badges as the campers also formed Pike County, Pennsylvania BSA Troop #1.