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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

W. D. Boyce 1858 - 1929

The Extra Mile

 

—Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
W. D. Boyce 1858 - 1929 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
1. W. D. Boyce 1858 - 1929 Marker
Inscription. Inspired by the “good turn” of an unknown English Scout, W. D. Boyce brought Scouting to the United States in 1910, making it possible for millions of young Americans to benefit from its values-based education programs.

“Under his patronage and guidance, American Boy Scouting as we know it today received its impetus. From that original vision of Mr. Boyce have developed thousands of troops of clear-eyed healthy young men, representing all that is finest in American youth…” — Eulogy by James E West, Chief Scout Executive of the BSA June 14, 1929
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.894′ N, 77° 2.002′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of G Street Northwest and 15th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Melvin Jones (a few steps from this marker); Ballington and Maud Booth (a few steps from this marker); The Inaugural Parade Tradition (within shouting distance of this marker);
W. D. Boyce 1858 - 1929 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. W. D. Boyce 1858 - 1929 Marker
William Edwin Hall 1876 - 1961 (within shouting distance of this marker); Webster-Ashburton Treaty (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 (within shouting distance of this marker); Booker T. Washington 1856 - 1915 (within shouting distance of this marker); Helen Keller 1880 - 1969 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  William Dickson W.D. Boyce. Points of Light. (Submitted on January 6, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
W. D. Boyce image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
3. W. D. Boyce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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