Q: I have heard that Walt Disney received the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Can you tell me more about Walt's connection to that organization? Was he an Eagle Scout?
Caleb, Foresthill, California
A: Walt joined a Boy Scout troop in 1914 formed from Sunday school classes in the Congregational church that the family attended in Kansas City, Missouri. He was not in the troop very long, reaching only the Tenderfoot level, but he maintained a great respect for the Boy Scouts throughout his lifetime.