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 Working as a typist in the army 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 Painting murals and signs in the army

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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...

Fecha: September 20, 2019
Zona: 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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