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FDR inducted into OA

On August 23, 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first and only President of the United States to be inducted into the Order of the Arrow.  The induction took place at Camp Man of Ten Mile River Scout Camp (TMR) and was conducted by Suanhacky Lodge of the Queens Borough of New York City, Greater New York Councils. Recently film was discovered documenting the event.

Obama Elected President

After a historical election, Senator Barack Obama from Illinois was inaugurated as the first African-American President of the United States. Continuing a long-standing tradition of service, Scouts traveled from around the nation to join the Amangamek Wipit Lodge in participating in the Inaugural Service Corps.

GW Bush Elected President

On January 20, 2001, George W. Bush was inaugurated as the 43rd President of the United States. During the Bush administration the nation suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history. This led the administration to initiate wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq. By the end of Bush’s second term the nation was in extreme economic distress.

Clinton Elected President

Bill Clinton served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993-2001.

GHW Bush Elected President

“Bush41” as he is known was just that – the 41st President of the United States. As president, George H. W. Bush appeared at the 12th National Scout Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill, VA. While walking off the stage at the Jamboree, a Scout gave him a jamboree pin.  He walked a few steps, turned around, and said (not an exact quote), “Scouts trade things.  Here you go.” and gave the Scout his tie clasp with the Presidential Seal on it.

Reagan Elected President

Ronald Reagan was elected the 40th President of the United States in 1980. He would serve two terms as president, leaving office in 1989. While serving as Governor of California, he became active in the Golden Empire Council of the BSA.

Carter Elected President

The 39th President of the United States was a former peanut farmer and naval officer from Plains, Georgia. Jimmy Carter’s presidency was riddled with inflation, recession, and an energy crisis all inherited from the Nixon / Ford Administrations.

Eagle Scout Ford Becomes 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.

Nixon Elected President

Our 37th President was a former Vice President, Lawyer, U.S. Representative, and Naval Officer (Lieutenant Commander) in World War II. He was re-elected in 1972 in one of the largest landslide victories in U.S. history, but the Watergate Scandal marred his second term and Nixon became the only President to be forced to resign from office in disgrace or face certain impeachment and expulsion.

Kennedy Assassinated

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Friday, November 22nd, 1963 in Dallas, Texas while traveling in a motorcade. There has been an immense amount of controversy over who actually shot Kennedy. The Warren Commission (which included Eagle Scout and future president of the United States, Gerald R.

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