Grand Rapids, Michigan: Statue: President Ford As A Boy Scout

Gerald 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) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Boy Scout Gerald Ford.

Statue: President Ford As A Boy Scout

The statue of Gerald Ford as a Boy Scout is stands outside the headquarters building, in the back of the parking lot.

[Debra, 08/08/2020]

Gerald Ford as an Eagle Scout.

Statue: President Ford As A Boy Scout

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]
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