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


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


Creator Role

producer artist


The Helpful 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 helping a young boy and woman with directions. He stands with a map in his proper left hand and points with his proper right. The boy and woman standing looking over the Scout's shoulder at the map. A car is shown in the medal's background. 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: HELPFUL / Norman / Rockwell / [sculptor's mark?] reverse: A SCOUT IS / HELPFUL / He must be prepared at any time to save life, help / injured persons, and share the home duties. He / must do at least on Good Turn to somebody / every day. 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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Helpful (from Norman Rockwell's Spirit of Scouting Medal Set)