Scouting monument & Scout painting
Bob Everson (everson@ADDL.PURDUE.EDU)
Thu, 21 Mar 1996 07:54:17 +22300454
My copy of a Feb '65 issue of Scouting has a cover story of a
monument to Scouting which was dedicated by Lyndon Johnson on
7 Nov 1964. It stands on the Ellipse between the White House
and the Washington Monument. Question for those in the DC area-
Is it still there? I've been to DC since 1964 several times and
don't remember being aware of it. Something for those heading to
DC to take in??
Painting- On 21 Sept 1963- a painting titled "The Higher Vision" was
unveiled on Staten Island in memory of Lee Ellison- long time advisor
to the Aquehongian Lodge OA (#112). It was commissioned by the members
of the Vigil honor. The painting was presented to Martin Mockford- Nat'l
secretary of the OA for the BSA's Johnston Historical Museum. Question- is
this painting now at National in Texas? It shows a young boy scout
with ordeal OA sash accepting a streched animal skin with pictographs
on it from an indian who is standing above the scout on a ledge.
(BTW- visible on the boys uniform is a council patch which reads
Staten... with NY underneath white letters on a red background)
The painting was done by Joseph Cstari.
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