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Lina Beard

Lina Beard and Adelia Beard were cofounders of the first American girls' scouting group which became the Camp Fire Girls. Both were active in the equal rights movement for women and co-authored several books together, the most well-known of which is The American Girls' Handy Book (1893). They were the sisters of Daniel Carter Beard whose books include The American Boy's Handy Book (1882), The Field and Forest Handy Book (1906), and The Book of Camp-Lore & Woodcraft (1920).