W.D. Boyce Boy Scout Memorial, Ottawa Avenue Cemetery, Ottawa, IL

Ottawa Avenue Cemetery, south of jct of Boyce Memorial Drive & Ottawa Ave, Ottawa, IL

Memorial to founder of Boy Scouts in AmericaB


W.D. Boyce Boy Scout Memorial, Ottawa, IL

In Feb 1910 Boyce and other interested parties founded the Boy Scouts of America. He personally financed it until 1912. In 1915 he founded the Lone Scouts of America for rural boys. In 1924 the two merged and the Lone Scouts became the Division of Rural Scouting

GS June 2013




Bronze statue mounted on a granite base of a typical Boy Scout looking down the Illinois River and across the Illinois River Valley

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2015: Added by GS


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