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Boy Scouts and their leaders pack the Hudson City Council chambers for a public hearing Monday night on a plan to place a 6-foot bronze statue of a Scout in Lakefront Park. Photo by Randy Hanson

Scout statue wins council approval

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It took a few months, but on Monday night the Boy Scouts of America gained permission from the Hudson City Council to erect a statue of a Scout in Lakefront Park.


The council voted 5-1 to accept the gift of the 6-foot bronze sculpture of the ideal Boy Scout first created by Dr. Tait McKenzie in 1937.

Council members also approved a site plan for the statue and an agreement with the Northern Star Council of Boy Scouts that will require the Scouts to maintain the site.

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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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