Norman Rockwell’s love for both painting and his country became evident at a very young age. While still a teenager, he was commissioned to illustrate “The Boy Scout’s Hike Book”, a hefty project for such a young artist. However, his exceptional talent was immediately evident and he continued to work with The Boy Scouts of America for many years, famously illustrating their annual calendar. Rockwell is seen as a symbol of American Patriotism, frequently highlighting the traditional nuclear American family and even illustrating World War II Propaganda. His illustrations remained popular throughout his career and he would go on to ultimately create over 320 covers for the Post. Norman Rockwell paintings are still seen as a cornerstone of The Boy Scouts of America and a symbol of American pride.