Children have been following in Daniel Boone’s Trailblazing Footsteps since 1906, when Daniel Carter Beard founded The Society of the Sons of Daniel Boone. The organization (divided into local forts) was dedicated to an appreciation of the outdoors and to the “old fashioned virtues on American Knights in Buckskin”.
Each member started as a tenderfoot and worked to become a full fledged scout. The two-fingered salute, used by Cub Scouts today, was originally the Indian sign for a wolf, scout of the wilderness.
In 1910 the club was incorporated into the new Boy Scouts of America, which to this day continues to perpetuate the great Boone tradition.
From Folkways, American Folklore and Legend, Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. 1978