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Report to the Nation, through the years

A president’s busy schedule means he can’t always receive the Boy Scouts of America’s annual Report to the Nation himself.

But over the years, the BSA’s scheduled Washington visit and the commander in chief’s travel schedule have aligned.

Below I’ve gathered photos of presidents receiving the report. There may be more out there (if so, let me know!), but these were the ones I could find by digging through the BSA, Scouting magazine and White House archives.

You’ll see Obama, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Truman and Roosevelt getting their hand-delivered copies of the report.

Barack Obama

RTN 2011 Obama

George W. Bush

RTN 2003 Bush

Ronald Reagan

RTN 1982 Reagan

Jimmy Carter

RTN Carter

Gerald Ford

RTN Ford

Richard Nixon

RTN 1969 Nixon

Lyndon B. Johnson

RTN 1965 Johnson

John F. Kennedy


Dwight D. Eisenhower

RTN 1955 Eisenhower

Harry S. Truman

RTN 1948 Truman

Franklin D. Roosevelt

RTN Roosevelt

Further reading

More on U.S. presidents and the Boy Scouts of America

4 Comments on Report to the Nation, through the years

  1. Is there a video this year? I loved the one they made a few years ago.

    • I don’t believe they have plans to make one this year.

  2. It’s been over a month now. I was hoping they’d update this National BSA page sooner than now: Still shows 2012 info.

  3. We are looking for a very specific photo of the 1973 delegation. Anyone know who I can contact to see if a photo exists?

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