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Boy Scouting in WW2

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#1 Rick_in_CA


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 09:08 PM

On this Pearl Harbor Day, I wanted to share with everyone two interesting articles on boys scouts in WW2.


The first is a Boys Life article from 1991 on boy scouts at Pearl Harbor. It is interesting the level of responsibility that the scouts were allowed back then. Sadly, I don't think anything like that would be allowed today.


The second is a Scouting Magazine article from 1999 on Boy Scouting in the Japanese Internment Camps. I am always humbled by the patriotism shown by those Japanese-American citizens even after they were betrayed by the nation they loved.

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 06:13 AM

Oh the Scout had a MAJOR role to play.  Not the best image, but the Sea Scout Cenntennial Patch show 2 Sea Scouts in the Gulf of Mexico searching for German u-boats. Yep Scouts played a role in civil defense. Scouts helped salvage scrapmetal to use in industry. Scouts encouraged gardening to assist with rationing.





Over in Europe, they played an even larger role. They were part of the various resitance operations. Jan van Hoof is probably the best known https://en.wikipedia...ki/Jan_van_Hoof

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:52 PM

Boy Scouts and World War II Sustainability



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