If you will follow the Scout oath, America will be better able to meet its full responsibility in cooperation with other nations in maintaining peace on earth.  ~ President Eisenhower, 2/7/1953

Boy Scouts of America

Dwight D. Eisenhower supported the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for nearly 40 years. His son, John, joined the Boy Scouts as a teenager. During World War II, more than 200,000 Boy Scouts participated in the 'General Eisenhower Waste Paper Campaign.' General Eisenhower addressed the National Jamboree at Valley Forge in 1950 and attended the Gold Jubilee Jamboree a decade later. During his retirement years, Eisenhower continued to make time for Boy Scouts.

The partnership between the BSA and the Eisenhower Presidential Library builds on Eisenhower's commitment to civic education. The scouting programs teach the value of civic knowledge and how to actively engage in the democratic process.

Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms for FREE admission.


Eisenhower Leadership Patch 

  • Scouts learn about good character traits through the Eisenhower Leadership Patch workbook.

  • Scouts visiting the Eisenhower Presidential Library explore the museum galleries to learn the six good character traits modeled by Dwight Eisenhower.

  • The workbook is available upon arrival at either the Visitors Center or the museum admission desk. To earn the patch, Scouts must complete the worksheet for at least two rockers. 

  • Please note some of the workbook activities should be completed on our campus lawn or offsite during den meetings.


Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

Merit Badge

"I urge you all to live up to the high ideals for which Scouting stands--your duty as patriotic citizens." ~ President Eisenhower, 2/7/1953

This program is currently being revised. Please check back as we continue to make updates.


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