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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 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."
Letters to Yuri Domoto from Kayoko Riusaki and Sonoko Riusaki (ddr-densho-356-342)
doc Letters to Yuri Domoto from Kayoko Riusaki and Sonoko Riusaki (ddr-densho-356-342)
Two letters to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada mailed together, one from her niece Kayoko Riusaki and one from her sister Sonoko Domoto Riusaki. In the first letter Kayoko tells about joining the girl scouts, a cancelled scouting trip, and preparations on starting the 5th grade. In the second letter Sonoko writes about life in Gila River, being …
Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 37 (February 11, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-11)
doc Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 37 (February 11, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-11)
Selected article titles: "Bodies of Nisei Dead Return" (p.1-2), "Music Scholarship Contest, Plays Set for Next Week" (p.1-2), "Troop 379 Notes Seventeenth Anniversary" (p.3).
Monthly Report on Topaz Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-356-901)
doc Monthly Report on Topaz Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-356-901)
Monthly Report on Topaz Boy Scouts for the month of March. Includes scout activities, and issues the troop faces due to circumstances.
Boy Scout Cubmaster card (ddr-densho-356-810)
doc Boy Scout Cubmaster card (ddr-densho-356-810)
Richard Tsukada's Boy Scouts of America Membership Card.
Pinewood derby (ddr-densho-373-11)
img Pinewood derby (ddr-densho-373-11)
Photograph of a table of handmade wooden cars behind a racing ramp. Surrounding the table are young boy scouts.
Pinewood derby (ddr-densho-373-10)
img Pinewood derby (ddr-densho-373-10)
Photograph of two handmade wooden cars racing down a wooden ramp with a crowd watching. Several boy scouts can be seen along the rope line.
Application for membership (ddr-densho-390-131)
img Application for membership (ddr-densho-390-131)
Walter Matsuoka's application for Boy Scout Troop 162.
What is a boy scout? (ddr-densho-390-129)
doc What is a boy scout? (ddr-densho-390-129)
An essay by Scoutmaster James F. Michaud, discussing the talents and standards of the Boy Scouts. Michaud hopes to grow the Amache's scouting program to 100 boys in the upcoming year.
Reveille Volume 1, Number 5 (ddr-densho-390-137)
doc Reveille Volume 1, Number 5 (ddr-densho-390-137)
The fifth issue of Reveille includes articles about Easter, field day, upcoming events, the announcement of a new troop leader, poetry, a short story, prayers, and more.
Public health merit badge application (ddr-densho-390-126)
doc Public health merit badge application (ddr-densho-390-126)
A partially filled in application for Walter Matsuoka's public health merit badge.
Reveille Volume 1, Number 4 (ddr-densho-390-136)
doc Reveille Volume 1, Number 4 (ddr-densho-390-136)
A partial copy of the fourth issue of the Reveille. Pages one and two include articles about upcoming events, poetry, a cartoon, a salute to Miles Hamada, and more.
Third District Court of Honor invitation and program (ddr-densho-390-119)
img Third District Court of Honor invitation and program (ddr-densho-390-119)
An invitation and program for the Amache Boy Scouts of America's Third District Court of Honor.
Wooden Reveille book cover (ddr-densho-390-114)
img Wooden Reveille book cover (ddr-densho-390-114)
A handmade, wooden book cover for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 162 periodical newsletter, Reveille.
Safety merit badge applications (ddr-densho-390-123)
doc Safety merit badge applications (ddr-densho-390-123)
Two partially filled in applications for Walter Matsuoka's safety merit badge.
Reveille Volume 1, Number 6 (ddr-densho-390-138)
doc Reveille Volume 1, Number 6 (ddr-densho-390-138)
The sixth issue of the Reveille includes articles about Mother's Day, a short story, upcoming events, updates on troops at other camps, and more.
Camp permission slip (ddr-densho-390-122)
doc Camp permission slip (ddr-densho-390-122)
A permission slip for Walter Matsuoka to attend Civilian Conservation Corps camp, through the Boy Scouts of America, in exchange for helping the War Relocation Authority in tearing down buildings and acquiring lumber.
Cooking merit badge application (ddr-densho-390-117)
doc Cooking merit badge application (ddr-densho-390-117)
Walter Matsuoka's application for a cooking merit badge.
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