Calvin Coolidge
Keith Larson

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) had two sons who were Scouts.  As President, he had many opportunities to see the Scout program at work.  He participated in the 16th Annual Meeting of the National Council in Washington, D.C., in 1926 by presenting the first Silver Buffalo Awards for distinguished service to boyhood.

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Series

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Series, First Day of Issue: November 17, 1938.

Calvin Coolidge, 1986

Calvin Coolidge, First Day of Issue: May 22, 1986.

"The more I have studied this movement, its inception, purposes, organization, and principles, the more I have been impressed.  Not only is it based on the fundamental rules of right thinking and acting, but it seems to embrace in its code almost every virtue needed in the personal and social life of mankind.  It is a wonderful instrument for good.  If every boy in the United States could be placed under the wholesome influences of the Scout program and should live up to the Scout Oath and rules, we would hear fewer pessimistic words as to the future of our nation."