But Jamie Lester, a Morgantown resident, created one of the bronze sculptures: Lonnie Poole.
Lester graduated from West Virginia University in 1997 after studying visual art with a focus on ceramics.
He has done many other notable sculptures, including the life-size Jerry West statue in front of the WVU Coliseum and the bust of broadcaster Jack Fleming that sits inside the Erickson Alumni Center.
Lester said White had his hands full working on eight other statues, and the Boy Scouts of America were interested in bringing in some local flavor.
"They're really happy to have a sculptor here in West Virginia that they can count on to produce quality work and artistic vision," said Lester, who works at Vandalia Bronze.
He traveled to Daytona, Fla., to visit Poole, take measurements and talk about the concept for the piece.
"When we were headed to the client's house, we were brainstorming what the piece was going to be about. Any sculpture needs to have a concept or story to it," Lester said.
"He kind of helped mold the concept of the piece," Lester said. "One of the concepts was to portray himself around age 55, and he's almost 75 now. We wanted to date himself back to when he was more in his physical peak."
Lester took a combination of measurements on site and used photos of him available at a younger age.
"His piece is at the welcome center, so we almost wanted a wave or gesture of a wave to welcome people in, but we had to be careful about being corny."
The most challenging part of creating any lifelike sculpture is accuracy.
"I wanted to get the likeness of Mr. Poole right. I want to make it so lifelike that when someone looks at it, they felt the spirit of the subject coming through the bronze," Lester said.
"Poole is a distinguished Eagle, which is very rare among Boy Scouts. Only a few Boy Scouts have that honor . . . We also wanted part of the concept to be about the Eagle Scout badge itself," Lester said.
"The idea to do a larger version of the Eagle Scout badge - we pitched it to him right there during our visit. He really loved the idea, and he suggested we do it in full Scout uniform. It turns out that decision was really fortuitous - all the Scouts and Scout leaders love the uniform. No others are in full uniform," Lester said.
In addition to exquisite attention and detail to portray facial features, Lester also faced logistical hurdles with fashioning a large version of the Eagle Scout badge.
"I had to make it natural-looking so that his hand was resting on that sculptural piece and make sure it was accurate," he said.
Lester spent about eight weeks on the sculpture that stands at the entrance of The Summit Center.
"It took about six weeks to produce the clay form and another two weeks to produce the small design for the sculpture," Lester said. "I enlarged that to eight feet. And it took the foundry about two or three months to cast it in metal.
"It's cool that all the kids loved it, and the Scouts loved to see the patches. That concept allows kids to aspire to that - to get the highest honor a Scout can get."
Lester has done several other plaques at The Summit and plans to do more work with the Boy Scouts.
For more information on the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, visit http://tinyurl.com/l27o6rp.