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 (ddr-densho-109-9)
img Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-109-9)
Front row (L to R): Kurt Osaka, David Yotsuuye, Kelly Morita, Tetsuro Mohri, Rick Tanabe, Gene Yotsuuye. Back row (L to R): Reverend Suya Pratt, Reverend Mohri.
Boy Scout Troop 53 of the Japanese Baptist Church (ddr-densho-353-364)
img Boy Scout Troop 53 of the Japanese Baptist Church (ddr-densho-353-364)
Captioned: "Taken in 1921. Troop 53 [was] organized in 1920 by Clarence Arai. Only eighteen, [he] could only be an assistant scoutmaster. Mr. Rex Strickland was scoutmaster for a while. Tr. 53 was the second troop of Japanese Americans in U.S."
Girl Scouts troop 85 (ddr-densho-330-4)
img Girl Scouts troop 85 (ddr-densho-330-4)
Caption on slide says: 6/7/1938 Girl Scouts Troop 85 SR Letitia
Boy Scouts at memorial service (ddr-densho-159-136)
img Boy Scouts at memorial service (ddr-densho-159-136)
Memorial service for Amache servicemen killed in action.
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.
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