What an honor it was to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Frederic C. Hamilton Boy Scout Headquarters on Monday. It was a beautiful morning for such an occasion. This new building will truly be a one stop shop for Scouts. It houses the new Scout Shop as well as all other Scout related activities. It even has conference rooms for training and meeting purposes. For more information, please visit the Denver Area Council web page .
This sculpture of the Ideal, Unknown Scout is in front of the building and was donated by the Jacoway family. It is said that it is good luck to touch his ax. This sculpture represents the the story of William D. Boyce who was lost in London in the year, 1908. He was helped by a Boy Scout who refused a tip because it was his Good Turn for the day. Mr. Boyce brought Boy Scouts to America and founded what we know today as Boy Scouts of America in 1910. This February,We will celebrate 100 years! I am committed to taking this time tested organization into its second century. It continues teaching character, citizenship and personal fitness to today’s young people. It is more relevant now than ever!