Unknown Scout Ceremony Invite Feb. 10, 2019  at 3pm

You, your family and friends are invited to a short ceremony for the Unknown Scout.

When:    Sunday  Feb. 10, 2019

No RSVP needed.

Where:  Sierra Madre Memorial Park North side on Sierra Madre Blvd. By the Monument of the Unknown Scout, near the cannon.   222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., SM Ca. 91024. gmap

What: This ceremony is in memory of those Scouts who died in service to our country during World War and the Unknown Scout that helped bring Scouting to the USA!
There will be a Boy Scout Bugling Venturing Crew at the ceremony, very special.

Who: This ceremony is open to everyone. Please invite your friends who are not scouts and any veterans who served in the armed Forces. Scouts please wear your uniform.

Let me know if your Scout would like to be part of the ceremony team

Monument Reads:
FEBRUARY 13, 1948

If your Scout would like to be part of the Color Guard RSVP in advance and come at 2:30 PM for Color Guard practice at the Memorial Park (For Scouts that would like to be in the Unknown Scout Ceremony, bring your Troop Flag or Pack Flag.)

 Photo of the Monument

Part of 373's Scout Sunday

 Unknown Scout skit  - 1909 William Boyce Lost in London.
The Unknown Scout was an anonymous member of The Boy Scout Association in the London whose good turn in 1909 inspired William Boyce to form the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on February 8, 1910.

The unknown Scout helped the lost William Boyce to his address and refused a tip, tell him it was his '"Good Turn of the
Day". So impressed, Boyce's request, the unknown Scout give him the address of the Scout headquarters and the scout
told of his leader Baden-Powell. William Boyce later had a meeting with Baden-Powell and received a copy of his book.

Painting: "The Daily Good Turn" by Norman Rockwell of the Unknown Scout and William D. Boyce.


Other Monuments in Sierra Madre Memorial Park:

Hart Park House built in 1884,  Hr. Hart Home at the time, now the SM Senior Center.
(It was of adobe construction. However, renovations have left the house with few of its original qualities, but the grand fire place remains )
(1980 house dedication of Senior Citizens’ Center Memorial Park House.)

In 1926 a 1905 WW1 Cannon was dedicated. The 150 mm field artillery cannon was built by the Fried Krupp A.G. Corporation of Essen, Germany. The US confiscated the cannon, then the US given to it the City of Pasadena with a twin, Pasadena gave the cannon to Sierra Madre for its Memorial Park.

The Monument to the Unknown Scout dedicated FEBRUARY 13, 1948.

April 24, 1999: The Weeping Wall Veterans’ Memorial is dedicated.  designed by Lew Watanabe

October 11, 2003: Veterans’ Photo Wall is dedicated.

October 2007: The refurbished World War I cannon in Memorial Park was re-dedicated.


The "Park House" in Memorial Park was once the winery of Professor John Jacob Hart, one of the city's founding fathers.  Along with his family, he arrived in Sierra Madre from Cleveland about 1884.   Although a music teacher, Professor Hart supplemented his income with his "Monte Vina" wines, grown on the winery on his property, which extended from Sierra Madre Boulevard down to Orange Grove, including the property which is now the Sierra Madre Memorial Park.  In 1980 house was dedicated as a the Senior Citizens’ Center Memorial Park House.


About the Park:





Leonora Moss  Flowers
9 Kersting Court
Sierra Madre, California 91024

626 355-1180



Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3208 - Sierra Madre
Meeting spot second Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m, Park house, 222 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Phone (626) 355-7016
Commander of VFW Dave Loera
Mailing Address:  PO BOX 695, SIERRA MADRE, CA 91025-0695
Founded  February 13, 1935, Incorporation Date:  10/25/1948