Boy Scout Memorial

Title

Boy Scout Memorial

Description

The Boy Scout Memorial is a bronze and granite sculpture honoring the Boy Scouts of America. It is located on the White House Ellipse on the site of the 1937 Boy Scout Jamboree. Built without any public funds, Boy Scouts raised all the money for the memorial themselves by collecting dimes. Then Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson authored legislation permitting the memorial on the Mall. The sculpture includes a Boy Scout flanked by idealized figures of adults. Scrolls at the base of the memorial list the names of each Boy Scout who participated in the dime-collecting effort.

Creator

Source

National Park Service. View original.

Date

11/07/1964 (Dedicated)

Coverage

Physical Description

168 inches high, 120 inches wide, 104 inches deep

Location

38°53′37.93″N, 77°2′3.38″W

Type

Description

The Boy Scout Memorial is a bronze and granite sculpture honoring the Boy Scouts of America. It is located on the White House Ellipse on the site of the 1937 Boy Scout Jamboree. Built without any public funds, Boy Scouts raised all the money for the memorial themselves by collecting dimes. Then Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson authored legislation permitting the memorial on the Mall. The sculpture includes a Boy Scout flanked by idealized figures of adults. Scrolls at the base of the memorial list the names of each Boy Scout who participated in the dime-collecting effort.

Creator

Donald De Lue

Date

11/07/1964 (Dedicated)

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

National Park Service. View original.