Boy Scout statue proposed for Lakefront Park
The city of Hudson's Park Board is recommending that the Boy Scouts of America be allowed to place a 6-foot, bronze statue of a Scout in Lakefront Park.
The statue will stand at an intersection of the dike road and a walking path, looking out over the St. Croix River, if the City Council goes along with the plan approved on a 4-1 vote by the Park Board on April 8.
The decision came after considerable - and sometimes passionate - discussion.
Some of the talk was about whether putting the Scout statue in the park would bring a reaction from groups opposed to the organization's practice of excluding homosexuals and atheists from its membership.
For the complete story see the April 16 edition of the Star-Observer