The Boy Scout - Wayne, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Janila
N 40° 04.858 W 075° 26.564
18T E 462252 N 4436837
Quick Description: Proudly sitting in front of the Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council building, the Boy Scout sculpture sets the mood for lies within.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2018 2:19:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMZJV2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 3

Long Description:
As a teacher in the nearby University of Pennsylvania beginning in 1904, Dr. R. Tait McKenzie was the Director of the Physical Education Department and used this position to study and direct a lifestyle of healthy choices and athletics. In 1915, he joined his home country's Canadian forces and continued his physical conditioning work combined with plastic surgery for injured soldiers and creating prosthetic devices for amputees.

Returning to the University of Pennsylvania, he remained there until 1930 before returning to Canada. While at the university, McKenzie created sculptures for the Olympics and after developing a friendship with Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts, he created the Boy Scout sculpture, a copy of which sits in front of the Cradle of Liberty Council in Wayne, PA.

The plaque at the base of the statue reads:
"The Boy Scout"
by Dr. R. Tait McKenzie
Presented to
The Valley Forge Counci
Boy Scouts of America
April 1, 1971
Edward Town Taws
50 year Veteran Scouter
Fleur-de-lis?: no

Who placed the Monument or Memorial?: Edward Town Taws, 50 year Veteran Scouter

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