Eagle Scout Ford Becomes President

Richard Nixon Resigns as President, Eagle Scout Gerald Ford Sworn in as 38th President

Following the resignation of Richard Nixon, Eagle Scout Gerald Ford became the 38th President of the United States of America. Although not an Arrowman (the OA was not offered in Grand Rapids during his youth) Gerald Ford was named a Distinguished Eagle Scout in 1970.

To date, Ford has been the only president to attain the rank of Eagle Scout as a youth.

Ford stated,

One of the proudest moments of my life came in the Court of Honor when I was awarded my Eagle Scout badge. I still have that badge. It is a treasured possession.