First Boy Scouts troop in San Francisco

Memories of the ship heading to the U.S. Thunder in Crystal City Kids activities in Crystal City Having a house at camp Having nowhere to go postwar Feeling of foreigness Art helped him to feel less foreign in school First Boy Scouts troop in San Francisco Trip to Japan as a Boy Scout Playing basketball in the army Working as a typist in the army Painting murals and signs in the army


The Japanese community, of course, the church, the Konkokyo church, they sponsored a Boy Scout, they just started to have this Boy Scout program. And we were the first Boy Scouts, or we were Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts had a good program, going camping, things like that. We had a very good parents association, they were a hundred percent behind us. They furnished the uniforms, equipment, transportation, the parties, and everything else.

We had a great drum and bugle corps, very famous in San Francisco. And we used to march every, all kinds of parties and parades. Lot of awards, and we had a great basketball team, we had three basketball teams. And then the uniform was, the uniform that we had was the same uniform that the Olympics used. It's a red, white and blue uniform, had the tops, white, either white or red, right? Then we had a sweatsuit on that's nice, too. We were first class. That's why everyone wanted to join our troop, they wanted to join us because we had all these...

日付: September 20, 2019
場所: California, US
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda and Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum and Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

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