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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Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America (127)

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Mary Hirata Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-22-30)
vh Mary Hirata Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-22-30)
Participating in Japanese American community organizations: 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)
vh Cedrick M. Shimo Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-260-8)
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.

James Yamazaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-175-10)
vh James Yamazaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-175-10)
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.

Mas Akiyama Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-188-22)
vh Mas Akiyama Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-188-22)
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.

Ronald Ikejiri Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-461-7)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-461-7)
Activities during childhood: Japanese language school, Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts of America membership card for Allan Minoru Hida (ddr-csujad-55-1997)
doc Boy Scouts of America membership card for Allan Minoru Hida (ddr-csujad-55-1997)
Card for Allan Minoru Hida's membership in Boy Scouts of America at the Amache incarceration camp. Includes Boy Scout oath, law, personal record, offices and special duties, and envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2000
Boy Scouts of America Modoc Area Council temporary certificate of advancement (ddr-csujad-55-1995)
doc Boy Scouts of America Modoc Area Council temporary certificate of advancement (ddr-csujad-55-1995)
Certificate stating that Allan Minoru Hida has completed all requirements necessary for advancement as a second class scout in Boy Scouts of America, Modoc Area Council. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1998
Photograph of Japanese Boy Scouts in front of school bus (ddr-csujad-55-2625)
img Photograph of Japanese Boy Scouts in front of school bus (ddr-csujad-55-2625)
A photograph of Japanese Boy Scouts in front of school bus. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2789
Girl scout troop, Poston incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-55-2587)
img Girl scout troop, Poston incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-55-2587)
Girl scout troop at the Poston incarceration camp, 1944. [L to R: Front row -- Alice Yamamoto, Alice Ueda, Fusaye Taniguchi. Second row -- Hisako Takemoto, ? Maeda, Roberta Urabe, Grace Yamamoto, Noburo Ichikawa. Third row -- Shirley Iyama, Fumi ?, Frances Yamamoto, ? Nakata, ? Yoshiyama, Alice Isao] See this object in the California State …
Memo from Boy Scout staff, Boy Scouts of America, Heart Mountain District, to Mr. Shoji Nagumo, February 10, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-685)
doc Memo from Boy Scout staff, Boy Scouts of America, Heart Mountain District, to Mr. Shoji Nagumo, February 10, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-685)
Memorandum of understanding from the Boy Scouts of America staff to Shoji Nagumo regarding an invitation to attend the Boy Scouts of America Court of Honor on February 12, 1943. "Rec. Dept. Form no. 12." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0687
Girls Scouts membership card for Taeko Ono at Poston, Arizona (ddr-csujad-55-140)
doc Girls Scouts membership card for Taeko Ono at Poston, Arizona (ddr-csujad-55-140)
Card for Taeko Ono's membership in Girls Scouts Troop 3 at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0142
Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
doc Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
Oral history interview with Dr. Kikuo H. Taira. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Taira, Dr Kikuo
Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
doc Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
Oral history interview with Masami Arita. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Arita, Masami
Gene Hamaguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-3)
doc Gene Hamaguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-3)
Oral history interview with Gene Hamaguchi See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HAMAGUCHI_GENE
George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
doc George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
Oral history interview with George and Jean Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ABE_GEORGE_AND_JEAN
Sam Maeda interview (ddr-csujad-6-18)
doc Sam Maeda interview (ddr-csujad-6-18)
Oral history interview with Sam Maeda. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MAEDA_SAM
Satoshi Kuwamoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-17)
doc Satoshi Kuwamoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-17)
Oral history interview with Satoshi Kuwamoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KUWAMOTO_SATOSHI
James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
doc James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
Oral history interview with James Kirihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIRIHARA_JAMES
Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
doc Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
Oral history interview with Johnny and Yo Niizawa. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NIIZAWA_JOHNNY_AND_YO
Mamoru Masuda interview (ddr-csujad-6-21)
doc Mamoru Masuda interview (ddr-csujad-6-21)
Oral history interview with Mamoru Masuda. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MASUDA_MAMORU
Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
doc Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
Oral history interview with Frank Suzuki. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_SUZUKI_FRANK
Mr. Kako Murosako (ddr-csujad-8-44)
doc Mr. Kako Murosako (ddr-csujad-8-44)
Oral history interview with Mr. Kako Murosako. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Murosako, Mr Kako
Letter from Yoshihiko Matsuura to Kiyoko Noda, April 30, 1949 (ddr-csujad-10-3)
doc Letter from Yoshihiko Matsuura to Kiyoko Noda, April 30, 1949 (ddr-csujad-10-3)
A letter from Yoshihiko Matsuura, an internee in the Crystal City Internment Camp, Texas, to his grandmother, Kiyoko Noda, in Lima, Peru. He includes updates on day to day life in the Crystal City camp, including the event on the Emperor's birthday [April 29] and a play performed in the camp. He details the Boy Scouts …
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