Scouting Through History


JFK Asks for a Raise in his Allowance for Scouting.

JFK Letter
John Fitzgerald Francis Kennedy, President of the United States, was a Scout in Troop 2 in the Bronxville, NY rom 1929 to 1931. This letter was written when he was 12 years old in 1929.

A Plea for a raise

By Jack Kennedy

Dedicated to my

Mr. J. P. Kennedy

     Chapter I

My recent allowance is 40. This I used for areoplanes and other playthings of child- hood but now I am a scout and I put away my childish things. Before I would spend 20 of my .40 allowance and In five minutes I would have empty pockets and nothing to gain and 20 to lose. When I a a scout I have to buy canteens, haversacks, blankets, searchlidgs [searchlights] poncho things that will last for years and I can always use it while I cant use a cholcalote marshmellow sunday with vanilla ice cream and so I put in my plea for a raise of thirty cents for me to buy scout things and pay my own way more around.

Finis

John Fitzgerald Francis Kennedy

Contributed by: Peter Lenahan, Bronxville, NY


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