Vice President Joe Biden, a former Boy Scout, says Scouting teaches ‘valuable life lessons’

Vice President Joe Biden says Scouting teaches young people “many valuable life lessons.”

Scouts “acquire numerous important skills, adopt guiding principles, and forge new and lasting friendships.”

And how does he know all this?

“Because I was once a Boy Scout,” Biden writes.

Our nation’s second-ranking executive shared these thoughts in March 2016 in a congratulatory letter to a new Eagle Scout in the Northern New Jersey Council.

Leslie, the volunteer in charge of Eagle Scout courts of honor for Troop 104 of Wayne, N.J., shared the letter with me.

Take a look: 

Joe Biden Eagle Scout letter

Letter from Vice President Dick Cheney

Because this blog maintains strict politician neutrality, here’s a 2001 letter from former Vice President Dick Cheney to an Eagle Scout.

Dick Cheney Eagle Scout letter


How to write to Vice President Biden

Here’s the address, courtesy of the U.S. Scouting Service Project:

Vice President Joseph Biden
Old Executive Office Building
Washington, DC 20501

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