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Silver Buffalo Statue

Alexander Phimister Proctor

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Small sculpture of the Silver Buffalo. It is an large copy of the Silver Buffalo Award, the national-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. The buffalo award is designed by A. Phimister Proctor.

During the first presentation in 1926, twenty-two awards were presented in a particular order: the first to Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement and Chief Scout of the World, and the second to the Unknown Scout (see here). This last award is represented as this small buffalo statue in Gilwell Park, and was presented by the Boy Scouts of America. On 4 July 1926, the statue was presented to Edward, the Prince of Wales and Baden-Powell by Amory Houghton, the United States Ambassador and a member of the National Council of the BSA. The statue was initially emplaced on a tree stump and later moved to the current brick pedestal located on what is now known as the Buffalo Lawn behind the White House at Gilwell Park.

Gilwell Park is the Scout Association's national headquarters. It is located in Sewardstonebury, belonging to Waltham Abbey, Essex, although usually the address is given as (North) London.


presented by the boy scouts of america
to the unknown scout, whose faithfulness in
the performance of his daily good turn to
william d. boyce in 1909, brought the boy
scout movement to the united states of america


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Item Code: gbee115; Photograph: 17 March 2019
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