Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America

In the 1920s and 1930s, Nisei (second-generation) boys joined Boy Scout troops organized by public schools or community churches. Promoting "Americanism," government administrators condoned Boy Scout activities in the World War II concentration camps.

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Mas Akiyama Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-188-22)
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Involvement in community organizations: Boy Scouts, church

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

James Yamazaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-175-10)
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Father's establishment of a prewar Boy Scout troop

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Mary Hirata Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-22-30)
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Participating in Japanese American community organizations: Boy Scouts
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-461-7)
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Activities during childhood: Japanese language school, Boy Scouts
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-112-3)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-112-3)
Buddhist Temple Boy Scout troop; Issei parents encouraging children to become "Americanized" (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.

Cedrick M. Shimo Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-260-8)
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Activities with the Boy Scouts

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Boys' Life (October 1973) (ddr-densho-478-1)
doc Boys' Life (October 1973) (ddr-densho-478-1)
The 56th page of the October 1973 edition of Boys' Life includes "True Story of Scouts in Action," which illustrates the true story of Warren Higa, aged 16, providing first aid to a hit-and-run victim.
Boy Scout troop (ddr-densho-160-72)
img Boy Scout troop (ddr-densho-160-72)
This is Troop 179's Drum and Bugle Corps from Los Angeles.
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 37 (May 27, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-25)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 37 (May 27, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-25)
"4700 Japanese in Area" (p. 1), "Permit Naturalization of Kin of War Heroes, Solon Asks" (p. 1) "What Claims Board Bill Says" (p. 2) "Nisei Pugilists Score Hit With Aloha Garb in Scotland" (p. 4).
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-40)
Slightly yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked October 19, 1942. Along the top 10-23-1942 is written in red pencil. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside the envelope is a letter dated October 17, 1942. Teru writes about …
Letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Eva Koyama (ddr-one-5-38)
Letter dated Oct 5, 1942, to Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from his daughter, Eva Koyama. In the letter Eva writes about life at Minidoka: Shin came to visit, school is starting soon, Mr. Mita's funeral, lunch, and Girl Scouts. Eva sends her regards to Dr. Tanaka and Mr. Ikeya.
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