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 (124)

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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."
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
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).
Three Girl Scouts (ddr-densho-61-4)
img Three Girl Scouts (ddr-densho-61-4)
Three girls in Brownie uniforms. L to R: Natalie (Hayashida) Ong, Jane (Kitamoto) Akita, Susan (Hayashida) Fujita.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 11 (March 23, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 11 (March 23, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-11)
Select article titles: "An Address from JACL-LEC Legislative Strategy Chair"(p.1);"Asian Pacific Municipal Officials Caucus Holds Workshop on Black/Asian Relations"(p.1);"Sakura Grove Dedicated as Memorial to Walerga Assembly Center"(p.2); "70% Increase in Asian/Pacific People from 1980 to 1988 Due to Immigration"(p.3); "San Francisco's Boy Scout Troop 12, Among U.S.'s Oldest, Founded by Issei"(p.8).
Flag dedication (ddr-fom-1-907)
img Flag dedication (ddr-fom-1-907)
WRA caption on reverse: "Dedication of the project flag and flag pole in the administration area conducted by Hunt Boy Scouts. Attended by representatives of American Legion post of Twin Falls, Idaho, civic officials of Twin Falls and Jerome, Idaho, and the Military Police Escort Guarge Company. At left is high school choir. At right are …
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.
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