Woodrow Wilson
Keith Larson

President Wilson signed a bill on June 15, 1916, which was passed by both Houses of Congress by unanimous consent, granting the Boy Scout organization federal incorporation.  He also officially established Flag Day by proclamation in 1916.

Woodrow Wilson Stamp

The first U.S. stamp issued to honor Wilson on Dec. 28, 1925

Celebrate the Century

The 1998 Woodrow Wilson Commemorative shows Wilson departing for the Paris Peace Conference.  Thirty-two cent stamp from the Celebrate the Century, 1910-1919 series.

"The Boy Scouts have not only demonstrated their worth to the Nation, but have also materially contributed to a deeper appreciation by the American people of the higher conception of patriotism and good citizenship.  Every nation depends for its future upon the proper training and development of its youth.  The American boy must have the best training and discipline our great democracy can provide if America is to maintain her ideals, her standards, and her influence in the world.  Anything that is done to increase the effectiveness of the Boy Scouts of America will be a genuine contribution to the welfare of the Nation."