Ottawa, Illinois: Boy Scout Founder Grave Monument

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Ottawa Avenue Cemetery

Address:
1601 Ottawa Ave, Ottawa, IL
Directions:
Southwest end of town in the cemetery, take main avenue to back, along river.
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Boy Scout Founder Grave Monument

A lad in shorts and knee socks marks the cemetery where Boy Scouts of America founder William D. Boyce (1858-1929) is buried.

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Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum

Cute little museum celebrating the town of Ottawa and the home of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Has some great history and memorabilia. Near the intersection of Canal St and W Washington St. 815-431-9353

[Anne Blaeske, 08/08/2013]

We'd been to Ottawa a long time ago, looking for a boy scout statue in the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery, the grave of American boy scout organization founder William D. Boyce.


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