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Hudson in St. Croix County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In the Summer of 1910

 
 
In the Summer of 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 28, 2010
1. In the Summer of 1910 Marker
Inscription. In the summer of 1910, about two miles south of Hudson on the Wisconsin shore of the St. Croix River, 85 boys and several adults held an experimental week of camp to try out a new youth program called "Boy Scouts". This first Scouting camp in the upper Midwest was only months after the Boy Scouts of America was formed, and only a week after the first Scout Camp in upstate New York. This Hudson experiment was followed by the formation of thousands of Scout Units over the years in the Midwest. Scouting has contributed to the character of our youth and adults, which has enhanced the quality of the life in Hudson, its parks, and its families. Because of this early camp-out, Hudson is regarded as historically significant in the founding and growth of Scouting.
Dedicated September 20, 2009

 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 44° 58.494′ N, 92° 45.551′ W. Marker is in Hudson, Wisconsin, in St. Croix County. Marker can be reached from First Street near Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Lakefront Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hudson WI 54016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hudson Toll Bridge (within shouting distance of this
In the Summer of 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 21, 2013
2. In the Summer of 1910 Marker
marker); Louis Massey (approx. half a mile away); Brule-St. Croix Waterway (approx. 1.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Bicentennial Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away in Minnesota); World War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away in Minnesota); The St. Croix River Valley / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 3.4 miles away in Minnesota); Bolles Flour Mill (approx. 4.7 miles away in Minnesota); Lake St. Croix (approx. 4.9 miles away in Minnesota). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hudson.
 
Also see . . .  Scouting. Wikidedia entry. (Submitted on November 22, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Scouting Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 21, 2013
3. Scouting Statue and Marker
Scouting Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 28, 2010
4. Scouting Statue and Marker
Scouting Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 28, 2010
5. Scouting Statue and Marker
The St. Croix River can be seen in the distance.

Inscription on the back of the stone: "Scouting... Good For Life [scouting symbol] An American Tradition Since 1910"
Donor Recognition Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 28, 2010
6. Donor Recognition Plaque
We thank all those whose generosity and
contributions added to the success of this project.
[contributors]
Missing Summer of 1910 Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 10, 2011
7. Missing Summer of 1910 Plaque
As can be seen here, the marker was missing temporarily.
Nearby St. Croix River image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 21, 2013
8. Nearby St. Croix River
Leaves on the path are from an earlier storm.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4, 5, 6. submitted on November 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   7. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   8. submitted on June 25, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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