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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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Reveille Volume 1, Number 2 (ddr-densho-390-134)
doc Reveille Volume 1, Number 2 (ddr-densho-390-134)
The second issue of the Reveille includes articles about upcoming events, information on Amache Senior High, a short story, hopeful predictions for the new year, a cartoon, and more.
Merit badge application (ddr-densho-390-124)
doc Merit badge application (ddr-densho-390-124)
A partially filled in merit badge application for Walter Matsuoka.
First aid merit badge application (ddr-densho-390-125)
doc First aid merit badge application (ddr-densho-390-125)
A partially filled in application for Walter Matsuoka's first aid merit badge.
Reveille Volume 1, Number 3 (ddr-densho-390-135)
doc Reveille Volume 1, Number 3 (ddr-densho-390-135)
The third issue of the Reveille includes articles about upcoming events, updates on new buildings, a short story, scouting in other camps, sports, a salute to Tom Sasaki, and more.
Pocket signal disk (ddr-densho-390-116)
img Pocket signal disk (ddr-densho-390-116)
A pocket signal disk with a rotating inner disk to display different alphanumeric signals. The disk likely belonged to Walter Matsuoka and possibly is connected to his time as a Boy Scout during his incarceration.
Reveille Volume 1, Number 1 (ddr-densho-390-133)
doc Reveille Volume 1, Number 1 (ddr-densho-390-133)
The inaugural issue of Reveille includes articles about the Scout Christmas party, athletic and outdoor events, scout number changes, Lil' Neebo illustrator Chris Ishii, a call to join the scouts, a short story, and more. One article mentions 14 boy scouts saved a flag from a mob during the Manzanar riot.
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 …
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.
Boy Scout troop (ddr-densho-259-62)
img Boy Scout troop (ddr-densho-259-62)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Boy Scout troop that Kay and Ches [Yasui] belonged to. It was taken inside of the scout cabin This cabin probably was located in the area we used to call 'Paradise Park', which was on the west side of [Hood River] just about at the area where Interstate Highway 84 now …
Boy Scout Band (ddr-densho-287-148)
img Boy Scout Band (ddr-densho-287-148)
Photograph of the Minidoka Boy Scout Troop Marching Band. Written on the bottom is "'43" in black ink.
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.
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).
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