Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
“The Boy Scout”
Sculptor: Robert Tait McKenzie
—1867 - 1933 —
Dr. McKenzie was a surgeon, physician, educator, artist and sculptor. In addition he was also an athlete, a teacher, a writer and a volunteer Scouter.
A personal friend of Scouting's founder, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, he shared with B-P his belief in the program of Scouting for boys. He believed that Scouting, through its Oath and Law, was a means of developing youth physically, mentally and morally into vigorous manhood.
This statue provided to the North Central Region, Boy Scouts of America, through the generosity of:
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Starr
Kansas City, Missouri
Erected by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Starr and Boy Scouts of America.
Location. 38° 56.524′ N, 94° 35.025′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to the Boy Scout Heart of America Council headquarters. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10210 Holmes Road, Kansas City MO 64131, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Farmhouse (approx. one mile away); New Santa Fe Road (approx. 2 miles away); Frank S. Land Memorial (approx. 2 miles Russell's Ford (approx. 2.1 miles away); New Santa Fe / Trail Remnants (approx. 2.7 miles away); New Santa Fe (approx. 2.7 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Alexander Majors House (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
Also see . . .
1. Heart of America Council, BSA. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Robert Tait McKenzie Papers at Penn. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. "The Boy Scout" Statue History. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.