This Boy Scouts of America certificate was given to the Boy Scout troop of Japanese Americans incarcerated at Amache, Colorado. Look closely at the text and designs on this certificate.

  • How would you describe the overall tone of this certificate?
  • Which words stand out to you?
  • How would you have felt if you received this certificate from the Boy Scouts of America while you were imprisoned by the US government?
  • How might words such as “duty to country” and “Americanization” feel different to the members of this troop under the conditions in which they lived?