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)

124 items
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.
Photograph of Japanese Boy Scouts in front of school bus (ddr-csujad-55-2625)
img Photograph of Japanese Boy Scouts in front of school bus (ddr-csujad-55-2625)
A photograph of Japanese Boy Scouts in front of school bus. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2789
Boy Scouts of America membership card for Allan Minoru Hida (ddr-csujad-55-1996)
doc Boy Scouts of America membership card for Allan Minoru Hida (ddr-csujad-55-1996)
Card for Allan Minoru Hida's membership in Boy Scouts of America at the Amache incarceration camp. Includes Boy Scout oath, law, personal record, offices and special duties, and envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1999
Girls Scouts membership card for Taeko Ono at Poston, Arizona (ddr-csujad-55-140)
doc Girls Scouts membership card for Taeko Ono at Poston, Arizona (ddr-csujad-55-140)
Card for Taeko Ono's membership in Girls Scouts Troop 3 at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0142
Boy Scouts of America Modoc Area Council temporary certificate of advancement (ddr-csujad-55-1995)
doc Boy Scouts of America Modoc Area Council temporary certificate of advancement (ddr-csujad-55-1995)
Certificate stating that Allan Minoru Hida has completed all requirements necessary for advancement as a second class scout in Boy Scouts of America, Modoc Area Council. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1998
Boy Scouts of America membership card for Allan Minoru Hida (ddr-csujad-55-1997)
doc Boy Scouts of America membership card for Allan Minoru Hida (ddr-csujad-55-1997)
Card for Allan Minoru Hida's membership in Boy Scouts of America at the Amache incarceration camp. Includes Boy Scout oath, law, personal record, offices and special duties, and envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2000
Memo from Boy Scout staff, Boy Scouts of America, Heart Mountain District, to Mr. Shoji Nagumo, February 10, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-685)
doc Memo from Boy Scout staff, Boy Scouts of America, Heart Mountain District, to Mr. Shoji Nagumo, February 10, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-685)
Memorandum of understanding from the Boy Scouts of America staff to Shoji Nagumo regarding an invitation to attend the Boy Scouts of America Court of Honor on February 12, 1943. "Rec. Dept. Form no. 12." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0687
Girl scout troop, Poston incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-55-2587)
img Girl scout troop, Poston incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-55-2587)
Girl scout troop at the Poston incarceration camp, 1944. [L to R: Front row -- Alice Yamamoto, Alice Ueda, Fusaye Taniguchi. Second row -- Hisako Takemoto, ? Maeda, Roberta Urabe, Grace Yamamoto, Noburo Ichikawa. Third row -- Shirley Iyama, Fumi ?, Frances Yamamoto, ? Nakata, ? Yoshiyama, Alice Isao] See this object in the California State …
It comes up love (ddr-csujad-38-398)
doc It comes up love (ddr-csujad-38-398)
An announcement card for a movie, "It comes up love," presented by Girl Scouts at the Poston camp in Arizona at 6:30 PM on December 3, 1944. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 27. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_28_003
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