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A six-foot bronze replica of R. Tait McKenzie's sculpture of the ideal Boy Scout was presented to the city of Hudson on Sunday afternoon. Matthew Yerry, standing left of the statue, put in the landscape plantings for the statue as an Eagle Scout project. See Page 5A of the print edition for more photos from the ceremony. Photo by Randy Hanson

Boy Scouts celebrate centennial with a gift to the city of Hudson

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In the end, Hudson Mayor Dean Knudson said he was honored to accept the gift of a six-foot, bronze statue from the Boy Scouts of America.


"When this was proposed, we didn't take it lightly," Knudson told a crowd of about 400 people who attended a dedication of the R. Tait McKenzie "Ideal Scout" statue Sunday afternoon.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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