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The Ideal Scout statue, Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 45° 30.434 W 122° 40.684
10T E 525148 N 5039350
Quick Description: Numerous of these lifesize Scout statues have been placed around the world.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2013 5:49:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMGGGK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 4

Long Description:
Dr. McKenzie, friend of the founder of Boy Scouts Lord Baden-Powell, created the first of these sculptures as symbol of the best qualities of Boy Scouts. The scout holds his hat in one hand, symbolic of reverence and obedience; the ax in his other hand holds to the ideal of truthfulness. Since 1914, more than 30 more have been cast and placed in prominent places around the world. Each individually reproduced statue is 6’ tall and weighs about 500 pounds.

This one is located at the Cascade Pacific Council (Headquarters) at 2145 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, Oregon. This is the Headquarters for Boy Scouting for 18 counties of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington States.

This link provides additional information about these statues:
(visit link)
Fleur-de-lis?: YES (on belt buckle)

Who placed the Monument or Memorial?: Presented to the Columbia Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America with grateful appreciation for his Scouting experience by Zenon C. R. Hansen (Eagle Scout), Council President 1949-51, Chairman of the Board, Mack Trucks, Inc.

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