JFK was involved in the Boy Scouts both as a youth and adult. He was a member of Troop 2 in Bronxville, New York from 1929 to 1931. He was the first Boy Scout to become President of the United States.
From 1946 to 1955 he was active in the Boston district, serving as district vice-chairman, executive board member, district vice-president, and national council representative. In 1961, he was National Honorary President.
He described Scouting…
“For more than 50 years, Scouting has played an important part in the lives of the Boy Scouts of this nation. It has helped to mold character, to form friendships, to provide a worthwhile outlet for the natural energies of growing boys, and to train these boys to become good citizens of the future.”