One of the Lake’s most famous residents was Daniel Carter Beard, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America (May 1905). Woodsman, illustrator and naturalist, Daniel Carter Beard was a pioneering spirit of the Boy Scouts of America. In 1882, he illustrated Mark Twain’s ‘A Connecticutt Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’. Already 60 years old when the BSA was formed, Dan Beard became a founder when he merged his ‘The Sons of Daniel Boone’ organization with the naturalist Ernest Seton’s ‘Woodcraft Indians’ in 1910.
Dan owned 3 parcels on the lake. He acquired one piece from the George Rowland Estate in 1878. The second piece was owned by his brother, Harry Beard. The third piece of property was purchased by Mrs. Kellog in 1888 from James Henry Thompson and sold to Dan Beard for his school in 1926. It was remodeled into a tavern during the 1950s.
Taking on a personality all of its own, Lake Teedyuskung also offers four seasons of fun that make Woodloch the best family lake resort in the Pocono Mountains! Explore all around our lake Spring through Autumn with our kayaks, rowboats, paddleboats, paddleboards and sailboats- or hop on one of our pontoons for a guided tour! Or relax your mind with some catch-and-release fishing from one of several designated docks!