Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together; then, thinly cut butter into the same bowl and use your hands to mix butter into the dry ingredients until it’s incorporated.
In a separate bowl, combine egg, syrup and vanilla, then pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to combine; set aside.
Cook 2 pieces of bacon, then break them up into tiny pieces and stir the bacon into the scone dough.
Flour a baking mat and then pour dough out onto the mat. Use your hands to form dough into a circular mound, about 1/2″ thick. Use a knife to make 4 cuts, creating 8 scones. Move the scones onto a baking sheet, and bake the scones for about 20-25 minutes. Optional: brush a bit of melted butter onto the scones.
While scones are baking, make the maple glaze: whisk softened butter, syrup and powdered sugar with an electric mixer. Once scones are done, drizzle them with the maple glaze and top them with more cooked bacon.