Gerald Ford, the only Eagle Scout to serve as U.S. president, grew up in Grand Rapids, Mich. And when Adventure Base 100 stopped there this month, the former president was on a lot of people's minds.
Ford earned the Eagle Scout rank in 1927 as a part of Troop 15. His Eagle badge and merit badge sash are on display at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, which is where AB 100 set up for the weekend.
How did Scouting affect President Ford? He said it best: "I can say without hesitation, because of Scouting principles, I
know I was a better athlete, I was a better naval officer, I was a
better Congressman, and I was a better prepared President."
stop: Cincinnati, Ohio,
deck: Pittsburgh, Pa., June 4-6
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