Repaired statue to be rededicated in Edmond

The Girl Scout statue will be rededicated in Mitch Park on Saturday.
BY NASREEN IQBAL Niqbal@opubco.com Published: April 11, 2013
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— A 300-pound bronze sculpture of a Girl Scout planting a tree once again will stand tall in Mitch Park.

The statue, sculpted by Osage Indian artist, Shan Gray, was originally unveiled in 2007 during Edmond's Centennial celebration and the 95th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States.

A year later, a high school student stole the statue as a practical joke during spring break, much to the dismay of Girl Scout Troop 929 in Edmond, whose cadettes, along with Girl Scouts from other troops, had raised money to have the statue created.

The statute was found in Hafer Park and put into storage to be repaired. On Saturday, Girl Scout Troop 929 will rededicate the statue.

“The Girl Scout is about 5 foot, 3 inches. She's digging a hole to plant a tree,” 13-year-old Cadette Jennifer Underhill said. “She represents the Girl Scout promise to make the world a better place.”

The Girl Scouts, along with their families, troop leaders and Gray, will be at the rededication ceremony at 1 p.m. at Mitch Park, Pavilion Two, and invite community members to attend.