Boy Scouts of America Coins

Boy Scouts of America Coins

1972

The Boy Scout Law commits the Scout to 12 character traits, the 9th of which is always to be "Thrifty." The Boy Scouts were an early and long-time co-sponsor of National Thrift Week. The famous American artist Norman Rockwell, one of whose works inspired the obverse of the coin located in the lower left-hand corner, had a long and deep connection with the Boy Scouts - he painted many Scouting scenes over the years and donated many of the paintings to the Boy Scouts, where they can be seen today at Boy Scout headquarters.

Subjects: Creeds, Teaching thrift, Thrift Collection

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