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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Application for membership (ddr-densho-390-131)
img Application for membership (ddr-densho-390-131)
Walter Matsuoka's application for Boy Scout Troop 162.
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