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Teamsters Give Boy Scouts $336,000

Apr. 30, 1963 - James R. Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, today gave the Boy Scouts $336,000 on behalf of his union for construction of a new Scout center in the nation’s capital. The gift was presented to the Boy Scouts of the National Capital Area Council in ceremonies at the Scout Center in Washington. Mr. Hoffa said: “The Teamsters union has a strong interest in the Boy Scouts of America, the most effective agency for citizenship building in the country. Many Teamsters union members were Boy Scouts. Many Boy Scouts will one day be Teamsters union members.” Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, former chief of naval operations and campaign chairman for the National Capital Area Council of the Scouts, accepted the gift. He said Scout officials were “deeply grateful.”


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