Calvin Coolidge Says, February 9, 1931

December 28, 2020

Date: February 9, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The Boy Scout movement is just reaching its twenty-first birthday. The momentum of this organization has steadily increased. Millions of our young men have had the benefit of the physical, mental and moral discipline that results from Scout training. When the evil reports of a […]

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Training Youth for Character

May 20, 2020

Title: Training Youth for Character Date: May 1, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Address before the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America The strength and hope of civilization lies in its power to adapt itself to changing circumstances. Development and character are not passive accomplishments. They can be secured only through action. The […]

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Press Conference, July 22, 1924

May 20, 2020

Date: July 22, 1924 Location: Washington D.C. (Original document available here) Here is an inquiry as to whether I have tentatively accepted an invitation to speak at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, on Labor Day. That brings to my attention a matter that perhaps I ought to make a somewhat specific statement about. I suppose every public […]

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