"Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain"

Location: 39th & Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO

Owner: City of Kansas City, Missouri, Parks and Recreation

Dates: 1968

Photo Credit: Judith Burngen

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Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain

This fountain is maintained by City of Fountains Foundation.


In the 1960's, the Kansas City area awarded more Eagle Scout badges than any other council in the country. John Starr, president of the Boy Scout Regional Council, petitioned the Pennsylvania Railroad for a sculpture adorning the Seventh Avenue entrance of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City which was doomed. The sculpture was transported here where the original clock centerpiece was replaced with the Eagle Badge.