An Extraordinary Troop: The Boy Scouts Program at Kalaupapa
Mormon Studies, Boy Scouts, Kalaupapa
In February 1949, an article published in Boys' Life magazine caught the attention of thousands of Scouters and their supporters. In the piece titled "Most Remarkable Troop," (1) James W. English, an assistant editor of the magazine, highlighted the unique Scouting program at Kalaupapa, a settlement on the Hawaiian island of Moloka'i where patients diagnosed with Hansen's disease, then called leprosy, were confined for fear of spreading this malady. Scouting had come to Hawai'i the same year the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization was founded.
Original Publication Citation
Fred E. Woods and Anita Manning, “AN EXTRAORDINARY TROOP: The Boy Scouts program at Kalaupapa,” vol. 53, Hawaiian Journal of History (2019):83-105.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred and Manning, Anita, "An Extraordinary Troop: The Boy Scouts Program at Kalaupapa" (2019). Faculty Publications. 5633.
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