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Walking near the White House, across from the Department of Commerce, there’s a monument to the Boy Scouts, comprised of three bronze figures: a scout, a naked man. and a lady in a toga. While the image of a hulking, shirtless man following on the heels of a young boy is undeniably a little uncomfortable, the statue was installed in 1964, having been commissioned by President Lyndon B. Johnson to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Boys Scouts of America.
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