Coolidge’s Boy Scouts Address, May 1, 1926

On May 1, 1926, president Coolidge addressed the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America – full text of the speech is available h e r e at the American Presidency Project. As Coolidge relates in the speech, the initial annual meeting of the organization was held in the East Room of the White House, and president Taft and each of his successors had been honorary presidents.

I’ll leave you with a quote:

“We can not deny that there are evil forces all about us, but a critical examination of what is going on in the world can not fail to justify the belief that wherever these powers of evil may be located, however great may be their apparent extent, they are not realities, and somewhere there is developing an even greater power of good by which they will be overcome.”

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