Thrifty (from Norman Rockwell's Spirit of Scouting Medal Set)


Thrifty (from Norman Rockwell's Spirit of Scouting Medal Set)


Creator Role

producer artist


The Thrifty medal is a part of a twelve-medal collection designed by Norman Rockwell. On the medal's obverse, a Boy Scout in uniform is shown handing an object (possibly) money to a bank teller. A sign in front of the teller reads "SAVINGS." On the reverse, the Boy Scouts of America logo is pictured above the inscriptions.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1970s


1 1/2 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

sterling silver


coins & medals


obverse: THRIFTY / Norman / Rockwell / [sculptor's mark?] reverse: A SCOUT IS / THRIFTY / He does not wantonly destroy property. He works / faithfully, wastes nothing, and makes the best use / of his opportunities. He saves his money so that / he may pay his own way, be generous to those / in need, and helpful to worthy objects. He / may work for pay, but must not receive / tips for courtesies or Good Turns. edge: STERLING / [The Franklin Mint symbol - a capital F with a stretched M across the middle, in a small square] / 72 / P


Boy Scouts; Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978--Collectibles

Work Type

commemorative medal


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Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)


Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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Thrifty (from Norman Rockwell's Spirit of Scouting Medal Set)