The National Boy Scout Commissioner, who recently led the 18th annual Boy Scout pilgrimage to the gravesite of the late president "Teddy Roosevelt", was born June 21, 1850 at Cincinnati. His early ambition was to become a naval officer, but a finger injury and "poor spelling" killed his chance of appointment to Annapolis. So he devoted himself to art and won a place for himself as an illustrator and later writer and editor. Known now as "Uncle Dan" to millions of scouts, he was one of the incorporators of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. He is credited with being the real father of the basic idea of scouting.