George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush voiced strong support for Scouting and lauded the BSA for its fight against drug abuse. He appeared at the 1989 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia, on August 7, 1989.
“The Boy Scouts of America has assumed a leadership role in confronting this problem [of drug abuse]. You are teaching self-protection strategies against drugs and other dangers. You have circulated these strategies in direct language in a very successful pamphlet called Drugs: A Deadly Game. And you have done something else—you are leading the youth of America by example.”