Thousands of themes are found among the medals made by Medallic Art Company. MACO has made so many medals, in fact, that collectors
recognize they cannot collect them all – although that could be a collectors’ specialty itself — collectors tend to specialize and
collect by theme, which they call a topic. Collecting is a very personal thing – every collector chooses his own topic.
The scouting movement, for both boys and girls, has been well represented within the archives of Medallic Art medals. We do not know
the creators of all the scouting medals, but some very prominent sculptors are revealed here, Paul Manship and Laura Gardin Fraser top
the list. The appeal of scouting collectibles is very strong. Even more so for adults as reflects a happy time in their youth.
Many of these items were ordered continuously and bestowed to youths over a sustained period. Others, as Jamboree pins, were for only
one event, one year. Medallic Art was a major supplier of these medallic items to the two scouting organizations.