Ledeč nad Sázavou, Kraj Vysočina.
Czechy ,584 01
Location in relation to the surroundings
The memorial is located on a meadow by the Sázava River, at a place called the Sun Bay. In the years 1925–1945, an important writer Jaroslav Foglar (1907–1999), who had the scout's name Hawk, camped here with his group. With his personal presence and many of his supporters, the memorial was unveiled on 5 July 1997 on the occasion of writer`s 90th birthday. The author of the monument is the artist Vladimír Pechar. The Sun Bay has been the model for Foglar's best known book The Boys by Beaver River. Today there is a children's camp nearby.
Text of the inscription
SUMMER CAMPS HOLDED IN THESE PLACES / BETWEEN 1925–1945 / THE OLDEST CZECH SCOUT UNIT / PRAGUE TWO / WITH THE LEADER JAROSLAV FOGLAR
The monument is carved out of granite. Bronze relief. Dimensions approx. 2.5 x 1 m
The circumstances of unveiling
Every year in June, the memorial hosts a meeting of supporters of Jaroslav Foglar and his work entitled Meeting in the Sun Bay.