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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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#2 Eagle94-A1

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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.

 

https://images.searc...a&hsimp=yhs-003

 

 

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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#3 TAHAWK

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:52 PM

Boy Scouts and World War II Sustainability

 

http://www.worldscou....org/WWII.shtml


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