Detail from cover illustration by Joseph Cummings Chase for Boys Life, February 1925.
June 21, 1850 - June 11, 1941
Dan Beard was a painter, illustrator, and founder of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. He formed "The Society of the Sons of Daniel Boone" which developed into "The Boy Pioneers" in 1905, which then became the Boy Scouts of America after he heard about the work of Baden Powell. His writings on the group appeared in Recreation, a magazine that he edited.
He was the Boy Scouts of Americas first National Commissioner and Chairman of the Court of Honor and was the author of 21 books on outdoor living and survival skills
Griffith O. Ellis (1869/11/19 - 1948/02/04), co-founder and editor of American Boy, was Raised April 11, 1911 in Oriental Lodge No. 240.
Raised: November 30, 1917|
Mariners' Lodge No. 67, New York