Title

An Extraordinary Troop: The Boy Scouts Program at Kalaupapa

Keywords

Mormon Studies, Boy Scouts, Kalaupapa

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019

Publisher

Hawaiian Journal of History

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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