The Silver Buffalo Award

Since 1926, the Boy Scouts of America has awarded the Silver Buffalo Award for distinguished service to youth. Each year, this award for noteworthy service of a national or worldwide character is made to men and women associated with Scouting and to others not directly associated with Scouting.

1926

Sir Robert S.S. Baden-Powell
Gilwell Park, England
Chief Scout of the World
Daniel Carter Beard *
Suffern, New York
National Scout Commissioner
William D. Boyce
Chicago, Illinois
Publisher; Incorporator of Boy Scouts of America
Howard S. Braucher
New York, New York
Chairman, Committee on Organization, Boy Scouts of America
George J. Fisher
New York, New York
Physician; Deputy Chief Scout Executive
John Sherman Hoyt *
Darien, Connecticut
Manufacturer; Chairman, Finance Committee, Boy Scouts of America
Jeremiah W. Jenks *
New York, New York
Educator; Formulator of Scout Oath and Law
Joseph Lee
Boston, Massachusetts
Advocate of Playground and Outdoor Recreation
Colin H. Livingstone *
Washington, D.C.
Financier
Milton A. McRae *
Detroit, Michigan
Publisher; President, Boy Scouts of America
William D. Murray *
Plainfield, New Jersey
Lawyer; Chairman, Editorial Board, Boy Scouts of America
George D. Pratt *
New York, New York
Treasurer, Boy Scouts of America
Frank Presbrey *
New York, New York
Advertising Man; Developer of Boys' Life
G. Barrett Rich *
New York, New York
Chairman, National Committee of Badges, Awards, and Scout Requirements
Edgar M. Robinson *
Washington, D.C.
Co-organizer, Boy Scouts of America
Mortimer L. Schiff *
New York, New York
Philanthropist; President, Boy Scouts of America
The Unknown Scout
Boy Scout
Ernest Thompson Seton
New York, New York
Chief Scout
James J. Storrow (Posthumous Award)
Boston, Massachusetts
Banker; President, Boy Scouts of America
James E. West *
New York, New York
Lawyer; Chief Scout Executive
George W. Wingate
New York, New York
Advocate of Organized Outdoor Recreation

1927

Brother Barnabas, F.S.C.
New York, New York
Educator; Director, Catholic Bureau, Boy Scouts of America
Stuart W. French
Pasadena, California
Business Executive; Organizer of Region 12
Walter W. Head
Omaha, Nebraska
Banker; President, Boy Scouts of America
Hubert S. Martin, C.B.E.
London, England
Director, Boy Scouts International Bureau
Bolton Smith
Memphis, Tennessee
Banker; Promoter of Interracial Understanding
William Howard Taft
Washington, D.C.
Chief Justice of the United States; First Honorary President, Boy Scoutsof America
William Adams Welch
Washington, D.C.
National and State Parks Commissioner

1928

W. de Bonstetten
Kandersteg, Switzerland
President, Swiss Federation of Boy Scouts
Arthur N. Cotton
Buffalo, New York
Promoter of High-Y Clubs
William H. Cowles
Spokane, Washington
Publisher; First Chairman, Region 11 Committee
Clarence H. Howard
St. Louis, Missouri
Philanthropist; Founder of Junior Chamber of Commerce
Charles A. Lindbergh
Hopewell, New Jersey
Aviator; Transatlantic Pioneer
The Unknown Soldier
Patriot
Charles D. Velie
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Philanthropist; Promoter of Scouting for Rural Boys

1929

Richard E. Byrd
Winchester, Virginia
Commander, U.S. Navy; Antarctic Explorer
Calvin Coolidge
Plymouth, Vermont
30th President, United States of America
John H. Finley
New York, New York
Educator; Founder of Junior American Red Cross
Howard F. Gillette
Chicago, Illinois
Banker; Promoter of Sea Scouting
Charles D. Hart
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Physician; Promoter of Troop Camping
Wilbert E. Longfellow
Washington, D.C.
Water-Safety Promoter, American Red Cross
H.R.H. The Prince
of Wales
Scouting Enthusiast

1930

Lewis Warrington Baldwin
St. Louis, Missouri
Railroad President; Regional Chairman
Herbert Clark Hoover
West Branch, Iowa
31st President, United States of America
Charles C. Moore
San Francisco, California
Engineer; Scouter
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hyde Park, New York
Governor, State of New York; Advocate of Scouting
James Earl Russell
New York, New York
Educator; Scouter
Charles L. Sommers
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Business Executive; Chairman, Region 10
James Austin Wilder
New York, New York
Developer and Organizer of Sea Scouting

1931

Griffith Ogden Ellis
Detroit, Michigan
Editor and Publisher, American Boy Magazine
Lewis Gawtry
New York, New York
Banker; Philanthropist
Lord Hampton, D.S.O.
London, England
Distinguished British Scouter
George Welch Olmsted
Warren, Pennsylvania
Utilities Executive; World Scouter
Victor F. Ridder
New York, New York
Newspaper Publisher; Catholic Scouter
Robert P. Sniffen
Yonkers, New York
Merchandising Consultant; Chairman, Committee on Supply Service
Mell R. Wilkinson
Atlanta, Georgia
Manufacturer; National Executive Board Member

1932

Frank A. Bean
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Business Executive; Advocate of Rural Scouting
Barron Collier
New York, New York
Philanthropist; Promoter of Scouting
Alfred W. Dater
Stamford, Connecticut
Utilities Executive; First Chairman, Sea Scout Committee
Dwight Filley Davis
St. Louis, Missouri
Public Servant; Advocate of Athletics
William Edwin Hall
Greenwich, Connecticut
Lawyer; President, Boys' Clubs of America
Hermann W. Merkel
New York, New York
Creative Administrator of Parks and Camps

1933

Cyrus Adler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Educator; Chairman, Jewish Committee on Scouting
Martin H. Carmody
New York, New York
Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus
Vincent Massey
Toronto, Canada
Canadian Diplomat; Philanthropist
John A. McGregor
San Francisco, California
Region 12 Scouter; Friend to Youth
Reginald H. Parsons
Seattle, Washington
Developer of Scouting in Pacific Northwest
John P. Wallace
Des Moines, Iowa
Publisher; Advocate of Rural Scouting

1934

Newton D. Baker
Cleveland, Ohio
Statesman; Humanitarian
Charles E. Cotting
Boston, Massachusetts
Philanthropist; Promoter of New England Scouting
Paul Percy Harris
Chicago, Illinois
Lawyer; Founder of Rotary Club Movement
Frederic Kernochan
New York, New York
Jurist; Pioneer Scouter; Urban League Executive
John M. Phillips
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Conservationist; Recipient of Silver Wolf Award
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Oyster Bay, New York
Public Servant; Explorer
George Albert Smith
Salt Lake City, Utah
Business Executive; Religious Leader; Scouter

1935

Calvin Derrick
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Educator; Penologist; Innovator
R. Tait McKenzie
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Educator; Sculptor of Boy Scout Statue
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Stockton, California
Educator; Dean of American Coaches
Booth Tarkington
Indianapolis, Indiana
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author; Immortalizer of Youth
Daniel A. Tobin
New York, New York
Banker; Scouter; Cofounder, Columbian Squires
Fielding Harris Yost
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Scout Commissioner; Exponent of Clean Sports

1936

Frederick Russell Burnham
Three Rivers, California
American-British Adventurer
Hugh S. Cumming
Washington, D.C.
United States Surgeon General
Lawrence Locke Doggett
Springfield, Massachusetts
Educator; Pioneer for Training for Boys' Work
Charles Horace Mayo
Rochester, Minnesota
Surgeon; Health Authority; Pioneer Scouter
George Edgar Vincent
Greenwich, Connecticut
Educator; Adviser to Scouting for Health and Safety
John Skinner Wilson
Gilwell Park, England
Gilwell Camp Chief; World Scouter

1938

George A. Allen
Washington, D.C.
Presidential Representative for First National Jamboree
Frank Cody
Detroit, Michigan
Educator; Innovator with Schools and Scouting
Frank G. Hoover
Canton, Ohio
Longtime Scouter; Friend to Youth
William T. Hornaday
Stamford, Connecticut
Zoologist and Conservationist; Pioneer; Scouter
Cornelius McGillicuddy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Connie Mack"-Advocate of Good Sportsmanship
C.B. Smith
Washington, D.C.
Public Servant; Physician; Worker for Rural Scouting
John A. Stiles
Ottawa, Canada
Canadian Scouting Official; Recipient of Silver Wolf Award
Thomas E. Wilson
Chicago, Illinois
Promoter for Rural Youth and 4-H Clubs

1939

William Chalmers Covert
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Clergyman; Scouter
Marshall Field
New York, New York
Business Executive; Philanthropist; Scouter
Elbert K. Fretwell
New York, New York
Educator; Scouter; Training Innovator
Heber J. Grant
Salt Lake City, Utah
Industrialist; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Official
Francis C. Kelley
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Bishop of Oklahoma City and Tulsa; Scouter
John R. Mott
New York, New York
Missionary; Statesman; World Youth Leader
Norman Rockwell
Arlington, Vermont
Artist; Prime Creator of Scouting's Image

1940

Edward Roberts Moore
New York, New York
Catholic Clergyman; Youth Worker; Scouter
Eugene D. Nims
St. Louis, Missouri
Philanthropist; Scouter
George W. Truett
Dallas, Texas
Clergyman; World Youth Leader; Scouter

1941

C. Ward Crampton
New York, New York
Scientist; Author; Physical Fitness Advocate
Homer Folks
New York, New York
Social Welfare Statesman
Daniel A. Poling
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Clergyman; Editor; Scouter
Edgar Rickard
Darien, Connecticut
Mining Engineer; Humanitarian; Friend to Scouting
J.E.H. Stevenot
Manila, Philippines
Creator of Modern Philippine Scout Organization

1942

Frank O. Lowden
Oregon, Illinois
Farmer; Lawyer; Statesman; Philanthropist; Scouter
Ragnvald Anderson Nestos
Minot, North Dakota
Lawyer; Statesman; Church Worker; Pioneer in Rural Scouting
Frank Phillips
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Banker; Philanthropist; Enthusiast for Scouting
Bernard J. Sheil
Chicago, Illinois
Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago; Founder of CYO; Scouter
William Clay Smoot
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Banker; Outdoorsman; Worker for Rural Youth

1943

J. Edgar Hoover
Washington, D.C.
Lawyer; Criminologist; Director, FBI
Harry C. Knight
New Haven, Connecticut
Business Executive; Philanthropist; Scouter
John M. Schiff
New York, New York
Banker; President, Boy Scouts of America
William L. Smith
Louisville, Kentucky
Surgeon; Public Servant; Author; Scouter
Frank W. Wozencraft
Dallas, Texas
Businessman; Lawyer; Statesman; Scouter

1944

Oscar H. Benson
Seven Stars, Pennsylvania
Educator; Founder, 4-H Clubs
Charles Evans Hughes
Glens Falls, New York
Jurist; Statesman; Diplomat; Champion of Youth
William C. Menninger
Topeka, Kansas
Neuropsychiatrist; Scouter
Elbridge W. Palmer
Kingsport, Tennessee
Publisher; Worker for Disabled Youth, Racial Harmony, and Scouting
Philip L. Reed
Chicago, Illinois
Business Executive; Scouter; Member, Advisory Council
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
New York, New York
Aviation Pioneer; Executive; Wartime Ace of Aces; Scouter
Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers-Cocks, 6th Baron Somers
London, England
Chief Scout of the British Empire
Thomas J. Watson
New York, New York
Business Executive; Philanthropist; Educator; Scouter

1945

Francis W. Hatch
Boston, Massachusetts
Publicist; Scouter; Chairman, Boys' Life Committee
Amory Houghton
Corning, New York
Manufacturer; Philanthropist; Vice President, Boy Scouts of America
Paul W. Litchfield
Akron, Ohio
Industrialist; Developed First Air Scout Squadron
Earl C. Sams
New York, New York
Merchant; Philanthropist; Chairman, Business Division Committee

1946

John M. Bierer
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Business Executive; Scouter
William J. Campbell
Chicago, Illinois
Jurist; Promoter of Scouting for Catholic Boys
Walter E. Disney
Beverly Hills, California
Cinema Executive; Creator of Mickey Mouse
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Denison, Texas
General of the Army; Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces inEurope
Raymond F. Low
Omaha, Nebraska
Business Executive; Scouter; Sea Scouting Enthusiast
Wheeler McMillen
Trenton, New Jersey
Journalist; Editor; Advocate of Rural Scouting
Chester William Nimitz
Fredericksburg, Texas
Chief of Naval Operations; United States Signator to Japanese SurrenderTreaty
Vilhjalmur Stefansson
New York, New York
Arctic Explorer; Author; Scouter
Frank L. Weil
New York, New York
Lawyer; Scouter; Cofounder, United Service Organizations

1947

Bernard M. Baruch
Camden, South Carolina
Economist; Philanthropist; Patriot
Manuel Camus
Manila, Philippines
Statesman; Jurist; President, Boy Scouts of the Philippines
Cleveland E. Dodge
New York, New York
Financier; Philanthropist; Chairman, International Board of the YMCA
Perrin C. Galpin
New York, New York
Educator; Scouter; Child-Health Advocate
William H. Pouch
New York, New York
Industrialist; Scouter; Civic Leader
Paul A. Siple
Arlington, Virginia
Geographer; Explorer; Author; Member, First Byrd Antarctic Expedition
Francis Cardinal Spellman
New York, New York
Archbishop of New York; Author; Patriot
R. Douglas Stuart
Chicago, Illinois
Manufacturer; Pioneer Scouter; Friend to Youth

1948

Irving Berlin
New York, New York
Composer of "God Bless America"
Belmore Browne
Ross, California
Artist; Explorer; Cold-Weather Camping Expert
Cherry Logan Emerson
Atlanta, Georgia
Engineer; Educator; Servant of Youth
Reuben Brooks Hale
San Francisco, California
Merchant; Civic Leader; Advocate of Senior Scouting
Robert F. Payne
New York, New York
Educator; Author; Scouter
Lord Rowallan
Ayrshire, Scotland
Chief Scout of British Commonwealth and Empire
Wade Warren Thayer
Honolulu, Hawaii
Attorney; Author; Exponent of Hawaiian Scouting

1949

David W. Armstrong
New York, New York
Executive Director, Boys' Clubs of America
Sheldon Clark
Chicago, Illinois
Business Executive; National Sea Scout Commodore
Richard J. Cushing
Boston, Massachusetts
Archbishop of Boston; Lecturer; Author; Civic Leader; Head of All YouthWork of Catholic Church in United States of America
W.V.M. Fawcett
Boston, Massachusetts
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Scouter
Charles R. Hook
Middletown, Ohio
Industrialist; Advocate of Junior Achievement; Scouter
Luther A. Weigle
New Haven, Connecticut
Educator; Dean; Bible Scholar; Pioneer Scouter

1950

Harry Messiter Addinsell
New York, New York Financier; Church Worker; Treasurer, Boy Scouts of America
Kenneth K. Bechtel
San Francisco, California
Business Executive; Vice President, Boy Scouts of America
Charles Franklin Kettering
Dayton, Ohio
Engineer; Manufacturer; Philanthropist; Innovator
Irving Langmuir
Schenectady, New York
Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist; Pioneer Scouter
Byrnes MacDonald
New York, New York
Business Executive; Worker for Underprivileged Youth
Owen J. Roberts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jurist; Public Servant; Scouter
Arthur A. Schuck
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America
Lowell Thomas
Pawling, New York
Explorer; Author; News Commentator; Scouter
Harry S. Truman
Independence, Missouri
33rd President, United States of America
Milburn Lincoln Wilson
Washington, D.C.
National Director, 4-H Clubs; Scouter

1951

Ralph J. Bunche
Jamaica, New York
Educator; Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Scouter
James Lippitt Clark
New York, New York
Explorer; Author; Sculptor; Conservationist; Scouter
James H. Douglas Jr.
Chicago, Illinois
Attorney; Public Servant; Scouter
Edgar Albert Guest
Detroit, Michigan
Writer; Poet; Boys' Club Official; Friend to Youth
Raymond W. Miller
Washington, D.C.
Publicist; Scouter; Advocate of Rural Scouting
Henry Smith Richardson
Greensboro, North Carolina
Manufacturing Chemist; Scouter
D.C. Spry
Ottawa, Canada
Chief Executive Commissioner, Canadian General Council of the Boy ScoutsAssociation
Jack P. Whitaker
Kansas City, Missouri
Manufacturer; Scouter; President, American Humanics Foundation

1952

Julius Ochs Adler
New York, New York
Journalist; Patriot; Veteran Scouter
Roy Chapman Andrews
New York, New York
Explorer; Zoologist; Museum Director; Author
Frank Learoyd Boyden
Deerfield, Massachusetts
Teacher; Headmaster; Friend to Youth
Harmar D. Denny
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Attorney; Congressman; Scouter
Gale F. Johnston
St. Louis, Missouri
Banker; Civic Leader; Philanthropist; Scouter
Carlos P. Romulo
Washington, D.C.
Author; Soldier; Diplomat; Cofounder, Boy Scouts of the Philippines
Louis John Taber
Columbus, Ohio
Farmer; Granger; Exponent of Rural Scouting; Scouter

1953

Alton Fletcher Baker
Eugene, Oregon
Journalist; Publisher; Civic Leader; Scouter
Henry B. Grandin
San Marino, California
Business Executive; Scouter; Host to Third National Scout Jamboree
Ross L. Leffler
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Veteran Scouter
Charles Francis McCahill
Cleveland, Ohio
Newspaper Executive; Philanthropist; Scouter
David O. McKay
Salt Lake City, Utah
President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1954

William H. Albers
Cincinnati, Ohio
Business Executive; Philanthropist; Scouter
Ellsworth Hunt Augustus
Cleveland, Ohio
Banker; Civic Leader; Scouter
Ezra Taft Benson
Salt Lake City, Utah
Secretary of Agriculture; Church Leader; Scouter
Philip David Bookstaber
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Rabbi; Scholar; Exponent of Scouting for Jewish Boys
Norton Clapp
Seattle, Washington
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Veteran Scouter
J.M.T. Finney Jr.
Baltimore, Maryland
Surgeon; Church Worker; Civic Leader; Veteran Scouter
Richard Oliver Gerow
Natchez, Mississippi
Bishop of Natchez, Mississippi; Scouter
Edward Urner Goodman
Bondville, Vermont
Church Executive; Pioneer Scouter; Founder, Order of the Arrow
George Lloyd Murphy
Beverly Hills, California
Producer; Actor; Publicist; Scouter
Nathan Marvin Ohrbach
New York, New York
Business Executive; Philanthropist; Scouter
Dewitt Wallace
Pleasantville, New York
Magazine Founder; Editor; Publisher; Philanthropist

1955

Charles Dana Bennett
Addison, Vermont
Author; Rural Consultant; Publicist; Scouter
Rex Ivan Brown
Jackson, Mississippi
Utility Executive; Civic Leader; Veteran Scouter
William Durant Campbell
New York, New York
Naturalist; World Traveler; Eagle Scout; Scouter
Francis John Chesterman
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Utilities Executive; Civic Leader; Scouter
Leonard Kimball Firestone
Los Angeles, California
Industrialist; Church Worker; Civic Leader; Scouter
Charles William Froessel
Jamaica, New York
Jurist; Church Worker; Civic Leader; Scouter
Robert Tyre Jones Jr.
Atlanta, Georgia
Attorney; Business Executive; Sportsman; Champion Athlete
Lewis Edward Phillips
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Manufacturer; Philanthropist; Scouter
Frank Chambless
Rand Jr.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Business Executive; Publisher; Civic Leader; Scouter
Thomas John Watson Jr.
New York, New York
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Philanthropist; Scouter

1956

Ivan Allen Jr.
Atlanta, Georgia
Executive; Banker; Engineer; Civic Leader; Scouter
Gerald F. Beal
New York, New York
Banker; Financier; Cultural and Civic Leader; Scouter
Daniel W. Bell
Washington, D.C.
Banker; Public Servant; Community Leader; Scouter
Hugh Moss Comer
Sylacauga, Alabama
Textile Manufacturer; Philanthropist; Scouter
Walter Francis Dillingham
Honolulu, Hawaii
Executive; Builder; Philanthropist; Statesman; Scouter
Whitney Haskins Eastman
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Business Executive; Engineer; Scientist; Scouter
William Harrison Fetridge
Chicago, Illinois
Editor; Publisher; Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
William Jansen
New York, New York
Educator; Author; Church Worker; Administrator; Scouter
Guy Lee Noble
Chicago, Illinois
National 4-H Club Executive; Humanitarian
Harry Lloyd Schaeffer
St. Louis, Missouri
Railroad Executive; Scouter
Henry Frederick Schricker
Knox, Indiana
Statesman; Banker; Editor; Pioneer Scouter
Harold Edward Stassen
St. Paul, Minnesota
Educator; Humanitarian; Statesman; Author; Scouter
Edwin Joel Thomas
Akron, Ohio
Industrialist; Civic Leader; Humanitarian; Scouter

1957

Harold Roe Bartle
Kansas City, Missouri
Attorney; Civic Leader; Humanitarian; Scouter
Brooks Hays
Washington, D.C.
Congressman; Lawyer; Humanitarian; Scouter
Walter David Heller
San Francisco, California
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Philanthropist; Scouter
Henry Cabot Lodge
Beverly, Massachusetts
Journalist; National and International Statesman
Abram Leon Sachar
Waltham, Massachusetts
Educator; Author; Historian; University President
Herman Lee Turner
Atlanta, Georgia
Clergyman; Humanitarian; Civic Leader; Scouter
Kenneth Dale Wells
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Economist; Educator; President, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

1958

Robert Bernerd Anderson
Washington, D.C.
Secretary of the Treasury; Lawyer; Educator; Scouter
John Hopkinson Baker
New York, New York
Conservation Executive; Governmental Adviser
Hubert Hardison Coffield
Rockdale, Texas
Industrialist; Rancher; Church Worker; Humanitarian; Scouter
Nathan Dauby
Cleveland, Ohio
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Philanthropist; Scouter
Jackson Dodds
Montreal, Canada
Banker; Scouter; Recipient of Silver Wolf and Bronze Wolf Awards
John Randolph Donnell
Findlay, Ohio
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Scouter
Robert Newcomb Gibson
East Lansing, Michigan
Business Executive; Lumberman; Scouter
Frank Brittain Kennedy
Cohasset, Massachusetts
Investment Dealer; Church Worker; Executive; Scouter
Edward Leroy Kohnle
Dayton, Ohio
Business Executive; Church Worker; Cultural Leader; Scouter
Sol George Levy
Seattle, Washington
Import-Export Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
John Norton Lord
Detroit, Michigan
Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
James Maitland Stewart
Beverly Hills, California
Actor; Combat Aviator; Scouter

1959

Milo William Bekins
Los Angeles, California
Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
George Michael Dowd
Franklin, Massachusetts
Clergyman; Domestic Prelate; Youth Leader; Scout Chaplain
Irving J. Feist
Newark, New Jersey
Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
Roger Stanley Firestone
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Manufacturing Executive; Humanitarian; Scouter
Bob Hope
Beverly Hills, California
Cinema, Radio, and Television Comedian; Humanitarian
Jeffrey Louis Lazarus
Cincinnati, Ohio
Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
Walter Lee Lingle Jr.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
George Magar Mardikian
San Francisco, California
Restaurateur; Author; Philanthropist; Scouter
Pliny Hunnicut Powers
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Educator; Deputy Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America
Charles Dudley Pratt
Honolulu, Hawaii
Attorney; Civic Leader; Pioneer Scouter
Joseph Frederic Wiese
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Industrial Executive; Community Leader; Veteran Scouter

1960

Joe C. Carrington
Austin, Texas
Insurance Executive; Rancher; Church Worker; Youth Worker; Scouter
Thomas Campbell Clark
Washington, D.C.
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; Humanitarian; Veteran Scouter
James Thomas Griffin
Cleveland, Ohio
Business Executive; Humanitarian; Church Worker; Scouter
Alfred M. Gruenther
Washington, D.C.
President, American National Red Cross; Supreme Allied Commander in Europe 1953-56; Scouter
Roy Edward Larson
New York, New York
Publishing Executive; Civic Leader; Humanitarian
Robert John Lloyd
Tacoma, Washington
Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
Alexander White Moffat
Beverly Farms, Massachusetts
Business Executive; Yachtsman; Author; Scouter
Clifford A. Randall
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lawyer; Executive; Humanitarian; Past President, Rotary International
Norman Salit
Lawrence, New York
Rabbi; Attorney; Humanitarian; Veteran Scouter

1961

Wyeth Allen
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Educator; Community Leader; Scouter
Carl Otto Janus
Indianapolis, Indiana
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Veteran Scouter
Richard E. McArdle
Washington, D.C.
Educator; Public Servant; Conservationist; Scouter
Charles B. McCabe Jr.
New York, New York
Publisher; Broadcasting Executive; Veteran Scouter
Lauris Norstad
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SHAPE); Promulgator of Scouting
William T. Spanton
Washington, D.C.
Cofounder, Future Farmers of America; Scouter
Delbert Leon Stapley
Phoenix, Arizona
Business Executive; Church Leader; Veteran Scouter
Charles M. White
Cleveland, Ohio
Industrialist; Civic Leader; Youth Worker; Scouter
Robert E. Wood
Chicago, Illinois
Retired Army General;
Business Executive; Philanthropist; Veteran Scouter

1962

Bruce Cooper Clarke
Adams, New York
Commander in Chief, United States Army, Europe; Veteran Scouter
Zenon Clayton Raymond Hansen
Lansing, Michigan
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Eagle Scout; Scouter
Carl Hayden
Phoenix, Arizona
Member, United States Senate; Veteran Scouter
Wayne Andrew Johnston
Chicago, Illinois
Railroad Executive; Humanitarian; Longtime Scouter
Thomas J. Keane
Forest Hills, New York
Naval Officer in Two World Wars; Veteran Scouter
John Cook Parish
St. Paul, Minnesota
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Scouter
John Thurman
Gilwell Park, England
Camp Chief of Gilwell Park; Recipient of Silver Wolf and Bronze Wolf Awards
Carl Vinson
Milledgeville, Georgia
Member, United States House of Representatives; Friend of Scouting
Clarence E. Williams
Woodward, Oklahoma
Physician; Surgeon; Jamboree Medical Officer; Scouter

1963

Erwin Dain Canham
Boston, Massachusetts
Editor; Author; Broadcasting Commentator; Humanitarian
L. Osmond Crosby
Picayune, Mississippi
Industrialist; Community Leader; Scouter
Herold C. Hunt
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Educator; Author; Consultant; Scouter
Walter H. Judd
Washington, D.C.
Statesman; Missionary; Civic Leader; Veteran Scouter
John T. Kimball
New York, New York
Utilities Executive; Civic Leader; Scouter
Harold B. Lee
Salt Lake City, Utah
Business Executive; Educator; Church Official; Scouter
Douglas MacArthur
New York, New York
Corporation Chairman; General of the Army; Recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor
Jack C. Vowell
El Paso, Texas
Business Executive; Engineer; Civic Leader; Veteran Scouter
Frederick M. Warburg
New York, New York
Banker; Philanthropist; Worker for Youth; Scouter

1964

A. Frank Bray
Martinez, California
Jurist; Civic Leader; Friend to Youth; Scouter
Albert L. Cole
Greenwich, Connecticut
Publisher; President, Boys' Clubs of America; Philanthropist
Lyndon B. Johnson
Johnson City, Texas
36th President, United States of America
Ralph W. McCreary
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Industrialist; Civic Leader; Veteran Scouter
Robert Moses
New York, New York
Public Servant; Builder; Friend to Youth; Scouter
Ephraim Laurence Palmer
Ithaca, New York
Educator; Author; Conservationist; Veteran Scouter
Thomas F. Patton
Cleveland, Ohio
International Industrialist; Civic Leader; Scouter
Gilbert R. Pirrung
Bainbridge, Georgia
Agriculturist; Church Worker; World Scouter
Howard Tellepsen
Houston, Texas
Business Leader; Church Worker; Scouter

1965

Irving Ben Cooper
New York, New York
Jurist; Humanitarian; Friend to Youth
Austin T. Cushman
Chicago, Illinois
Merchandising Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
Harry J. Delaney
New York, New York
Business Leader; Church Worker; Scouter
Royal Firman Jr.
Cleveland, Ohio
Business, Cultural, Community, and Church Leader; Scouter
John H. Glenn Jr.
Houston, Texas
Colonel, United States Marine Corps (Ret.); Astronaut; Scouter
Harry J. Johnson
New York, New York
Physician; Educator; Administrator; Scouter
Harry G. McGavran
Quincy, Illinois
Surgeon; Community Leader; Humanitarian; Scouter
David Sarnoff
New York, New York
Industrialist; Communications Expert; Veteran Scouter
Jo. S. Stong
Keosauqua, Iowa
Community Leader; Scouting Enthusiast
Gustavo J. Vollmer
Caracas, Venezuela
Engineer; Venezuelan and World Scouter

1966

Richard W. Darrow
Scarsdale, New York
Publicist; Civic Leader; Eagle Scout; Scouter
John Henry Fischer
New York, New York
Educator; Civic Leader; Eagle Scout; Scouter
Charles Zachary Hardwick
Findlay, Ohio
Business Executive; Humanitarian; Scouter
Lewis Blaine Hershey
Washington, D.C.
Lieutenant General, United States Army; Director, Selective Service; Scouter
Basil O'Connor
New York, New York
Lawyer; Public Servant; Humanitarian; Friend to Youth
Philip Henry Powers
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Engineer; Educator; Pioneer Scouter

1967

Paul G. Benedum
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
Sterling B. Doughty
Sacramento, California
Financial and Management Consultant; World Scouter
Harold Keith Johnson
Washington, D.C.
Chief of Staff, United States Army; Educator; Scouter
Otto Kerner
Springfield, Illinois
Governor of the State of Illinois; Scouter
Clarence "Biggie" Munn
Lansing, Michigan
Athletic Director; Coach; Friend of Youth; Scouter
Crawford Rainwater
Pensacola, Florida
Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
Vittz-James Ramsdell
Portland, Oregon
Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
Howard A. Rusk
New York, New York
Physician; Educator; Innovator; Humanitarian
Dwight J. Thomson
Cincinnati, Ohio
Business Leader; Veteran Scouter; World Scouter
William C. Westmoreland
Washington, D.C.
Commander, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; CG, United States Army, Vietnam; Eagle Scout; Scouter

1968

John Cardinal Cody
Chicago, Illinois
Archbishop of Chicago; Recipient of the Silver Beaver Award; Scouter
John G. Detwiler
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Industrialist; Church Worker; Recipient of the Silver Beaver and SilverAntelope Awards; National Executive Board Member
Robert T. Gray
Prospect, Ohio
Physician; Eagle Scout; Medical Officer at Many National and World Jamborees
Arthur Z. Hirsch
Santa Barbara, California
Veteran Scouter; Recipient of the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards
John F. Lott
Lubbock, Texas
Rancher; World Scouter; Recipient of the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards
William L. Schloss
Indianapolis, Indiana
Banker; Community Leader; Recipient of the Silver Beaver Award
James E. Webb
Washington, D.C.
Lawyer; Businessman; Diplomat; Educator; Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

1969

John M. Budd
St. Paul, Minnesota
Executive; Champion of Youth; Scouter
Arleigh Burke
Washington, D.C.
Military Leader; Patriot; Scouter
James F. Burshears
La Junta, Colorado
Scouter
M. Scott Carpenter
Houston, Texas
Aquanaut; Astronaut; Friend of Scouting
Vincent T. Lombardi
Washington, D.C.
Professional Football General Manager; Friend of Youth
John W.H. Miner
Quebec, Canada
Manufacturer; Community Leader; World Scouter
James E. Patrick
Phoenix, Arizona
Banker; Community Leader; Scouter
Robert W. Reneker
Chicago, Illinois
Executive; Humanitarian; Scouter
John W. Starr
Kansas City, Missouri
Executive; Scouter
N. Eldon Tanner
Salt Lake City, Utah
Church Worker; Executive; Veteran Scouter

1970

Neil A. Armstrong
El Lago, Texas
Astronaut; First Man to Walk on the Moon
Francisco Bueso
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Chamber of Commerce Director; Champion of Scouting
Antonio C. Delgado
Manila, Philippines
Business Executive; World Scouter
Laurence C. Jones
Piney Woods, Mississippi
Educator; Author; Servant of Youth
Aryeh Lev
New York, New York
Rabbi; Chaplain; Scouter
Leo Perlis
Washington, D.C.
Organized Labor Official; Humanitarian; Friend of Scouting
Bryan S. Reid Jr.
Chicago, Illinois
Investment Banker; Community Leader; Scouter
William H. Spurgeon III
Santa Ana, California
Children's Hospital Executive; Father of Special-Interest Exploring

1971

William G. Connare
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Bishop; Scouter; Champion of Scouting
Elbert R. Curtis
Salt Lake City, Utah
Executive; Community and Church Leader; Veteran Scouter
Thomas Stephens Haggai
High Point, North Carolina
Gifted Public Speaker; Ordained Minister; Patriot; Scouter
August F. Hook
Indianapolis, Indiana
Business Executive; Community Leader; Scouter
William R. Jackson
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Executive; Friend of Youth; Scouter
Fred C. Mills
Aptos, California
Retired Director, Health and Safety Service, Boy Scouts of America
Arch Monson Jr.
San Francisco, California
Patron of the Arts; Humanitarian; Executive
Richard Milhous Nixon
Washington, D.C.
37th President, United States of America
Leon Howard Sullivan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Humanitarian; Peoples' Champion

1972

Louis R. Bruce Jr.
Washington, D.C.
United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs; Champion of Scouting
Harvey C. Christen
Burbank, California
Aircraft Company Executive; Civic Leader; Scouter
Louis G. Feil
Chipita Park, Colorado
Consulting Engineer; Promoter of Camping and Order of the Arrow
Edwin H. Gott
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Corporate Executive; Community Leader; Promoter of Exploring
Donald P. Hammond
Monticello, New York
Business Executive; Civic Leader; Scouting Enthusiast
Albert M. Jongeneel
Rio Vista, California
Retired Rancher; Scouter
Arthur L. Jung Jr.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Business Executive; Servant of Youth; International Scouter
Prime F. Osborn III
Jacksonville, Florida
Company President; Friend of Youth; Scouting Advocate
George W. Pirtle
Tyler, Texas
Consulting Geologist; Independent Oil Producer; Philanthropist; Benefactor of Scouting
Penn W. Zeigler
Cincinnati, Ohio
Business Executive; Humanitarian; Veteran Scouter

1973

Ernest Banks
Chicago, Illinois
Baseball Player; Scouter
Joseph A. Brunton Jr.
Matawan, New Jersey
Servant of Youth; Former Chief Scout Executive
Victor T. Ehre
Utica, New York
Company President; Community Leader; Scouter
Donald H. Flanders
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Company Founder and President; Distinguished Scouter
E.K. Jamison
Atlanta, Georgia
Company President; Scouter
Max I. Silber
Nashua, New Hampshire
Company President; Scouter; Benefactor of Students
Osborne K. Taylor
Montclair, New Jersey
Retired Corporate Executive; Veteran Scoutmaster; Champion of Scouting
J. Kimball Whitney
Wayzata, Minnesota
Company President, Friend of Youth; Veteran Scouter

1974

Stephen A. Derby
Honolulu, Hawaii
Retired Banker; Civic Leader; Scouter
James E. Johnson
Los Angeles, California
Corporate Board Chairman; Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Distinguished Scouter
Allen W. Mathis Jr.
Montgomery, Alabama
Company Board Chairman; Civic Leader; Scouter
James R. Neidhoefer
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Company President; Distinguished Scouter; Veteran Scoutmaster
Melvin B. Neisner
Rochester, New York
Company President; Community Leader; Scouter
William H. Quasha
Manila, Philippines
Attorney; International Scouter and Scoutmaster
John K. Sloan
Los Angeles, California
Attorney; Advocate of Youth; Scouter
Herman Stern
Valley City, North Dakota
Merchant; Humanitarian; Veteran Scouter
Leif J. Sverdrup
St. Louis, Missouri
Industrialist; Engineer; Scouter
Wallace E. Wilson
Detroit, Michigan
Corporate Vice President; Friend of Youth; Scouter

1975

Gerald R. Ford
Washington, D.C.
38th President, United States of America