Re: Presidential Scouting
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 00:03:30 -0800
At 07:02 AM 11/5/96 -0600, Mark W. Arend wrote about the experience
that various American presidents had with Scouting. There are some
things that I remember reading at one time or another which might
point you in the right direction to learn more.
1) Teddy Roosevelt was active as a volunteer Scouter and registered as
a Council Commissioner in Florida after he had left the presidency.
2) John F. Kennedy was a Second Class Scout in Troop 1 of Hyannisport,
3) Lyndon B. Johnson formed an Explorer Post for the pages in the U.S.
House of Representatives whilst he was Speaker of the House. I believe
I was told that he was registered as a Scouter within that Post.
4) Jimmy Carter was a Cubmaster at one time.
5) Gerald Ford is an Eagle Scout. He was a Boy Scout in Grand Rapids,
6) Bill Clinton was a Cub Scout.
Other items of possible interest:
1) Hubert H. Humphrey, former vice-president of the USA was a Scoutmaster
during the 1930s.
2) King Juan Carlos of Spain was a Boy Scout in Greece.
3) Queen Sophia of Spain was a Girl Guide in Greece.
4) Queen Elizabeth II of England was a Girl Guide.
5) King Karl Gustav of Sweden was a Boy Scout. He reportedly shows up
at World Jamborees in Boy Scout uniform and visits his national contingent
and walks around the jamboree. One of my Scouts who attended the World
Jamboree in Korea told me that the king camped overnight with the Swedish
contingent. He also told me that a Swedish Scout leader told him that
King Karl Gustav has been a registered Scouter for decades.
Memory is a fragile thing, so I may not be correct in all of these items.
I hope that this proves to be of some assistance to your.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Scoutmaster, Troop 852 Woodbadge 416-18
Ventura County Council Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City