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North American Sundial Society


Sundial: 363
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  No Longer Exists
  Latitude and Longitude: 37° 34.000' N  76° 46.000' W
  • Camp Chickahominy Boy Scout Camp
  • Bronze horizontal dial 36 inches in diameter. The sundial was constructed in memory of their beloved scoutmaster Sydney "Mike" Mitchell. The $3000 cost was donated from former scouts and friends. The Boy Scout Law is cast around the outer diameter of the sundial. Various Scouting awards that the Scoutmaster received are also cast into the sundial.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Boy Scouts of America
  • Inscribed- "Dedicated to the memory of Sydney "Mike" Mitchell Scoutmaster BSA Troup 14, Sixty Two Years of Scouting. "Remember? You Only Get Out of Scouting What You Put Into It."
  • Designer: Robert L. Whetstine
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1992
  • NASS contacted the BSA, Camp Chickahominy was sold to a land developer, but luckily, the dial was saved. It was installed in another BSA camp but that camp was also sold and dial once again saved.

    Unfortunately, BSA no longer knows who has the dial. It is now lost.
Last Revised: 2020-02-28 13:48

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