Grand Rapids, Michigan: Statue: President Ford As A Boy ScoutGerald Ford is the only U.S. President who was also an Eagle Scout. A life-size bronze statue of Ford, age 16, in shorts and knee socks, stands outside his Boy Scout Council headquarters.
Gerald R. Ford Council Headquarters
- 3213 Walker Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI
- Gerald R. Ford Council Headquarters. I-96 exit 28. Turn north onto Walker Ave., then make an immediate left into the DeVos Family Center for Scouting. Drive back and around to the left to get to the Headquarters and the statue.
- M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Statue: President Ford As A Boy Scout: Boy Scout memorials often earn no merit badge for normalcy. The national one in Washington, DC, for example, features a scout flanked by scantily clad adults. [10/26/2008] Complete Story...
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Very detailed. According to the plaque, the sculpture is of the 38th US President as a 14-year old Eagle Scout. The artist is Charles C. Parks.[Mari, 04/08/2012]