National Commissioner Charles Dahlquist Visits Dan Beard Council
Dan Beard Council was excited to welcome Charles W. Dahlquist II, the 10th National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America, to our great council on March 16th and 17th. As a part of his visit, Mr. Dahlquist visited the the childhood home of Daniel Carter Beard located in Covington, KY. Shortly after helping to found the Boy Scouts of America in 1910, Beard was appointed as the first National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Dahlquist met with local commissioners at the College Commissioner of Science, as well as members from the board, Second Century Society, and Eagle Patrol during his visit.
On Friday, March 16, 2018 the Dan Beard Council Board of Directors, Second Century Society and Eagle Patrol members welcomed Charles W. Dahlquist II, the 10th National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America, to our great council. This celebration took place in Covington, Kentucky at the Boyhood Home of Daniel Carter Beard.
Growing up Beard routinely heard stories of Daniel Boone. He and his friends so idolized Boone they dubbed themselves the “Boone Scouts” and sought to emulate the frontiersman. Later, in 1910, Beard, William D. Boyce and Ernest Thompson Seton founded the Boy Scouts of America. Shortly after it’s founding, Beard was appointed the first National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America, serving for 30 years. Hosting our current National Commissioner in the First National Commissioner’s Boyhood Home was a truly historic and memorable experience all attendees will not forget.
Throughout the evening guests were encouraged to explore the home and take in some of the wonderfully preserved Dan Beard memorabilia collected by the homes owners Marc and Lisa Hult. The Hults, were gracious enough to not only open their private residence to the Dan Beard Council, but they also answered any questions about Beard’s childhood in the home, his career and his history in Scouting.
The evening concluded with a short program lead by the Council’s key three Doug Bolton: Chairman of the Board, Edgar Smith: Council President, Scott Snow: Council Commissioner and Dan Beard Council CEO, Tom Dugger.