Seven of 11 sitting presidents have visited the National Scout Jamboree over the years since the event’s inception:
1937 - Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke with leaders, examined handicrafts and posed for countless photos.
1950 - Harry S Truman challenged Scouts to continue the march toward world peace.
1960 - Dwight D. Eisenhower helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BSA.
1964 - Lyndon B. Johnson challenged Scouts to remember that the future of the country was in their hands.
1989 - George H.W. Bush praised Scouting’s role in battling “the five unacceptables: illiteracy, unemployment, child abuse, drug abuse and hunger.”
1997 - Bill Clinton challenged Scouts to continue their tradition of service and good turns for others.
2005 - Geroge W. Bush shared how Scouts, by following the Scout Law, can rise above the negativity of the world.