Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, CEN_JeCo_B22F7_262
ADEPTO article on Boy Scout Troop 680 of Puerto Rican Employees Association, Inc., New York, NY, March 1941. The piece includes a brief history of Troop 680, furnished by Scoutmaster Juan C. Vazquez.
What is the Boy Scouts?
In what year was Troop 680 formed?
What organization sponsored this troop?
Why are they wearing uniforms?
What do Boy Scouts do?
Why is “Be prepared” a good motto for Boy Scouts?
How can you tell this is a troop made up of Hispanic boys?
Where, why, when, and by whom was the Boy Scouts of America started?
Compare the origins, mottos, and activities of the Boy Scouts to those of the Girl Scouts. Find out if there are Girl Scout troops in Puerto Rico.
Art: Create a poster recruiting Latinos to your Boy Scout troop.
English Language Arts: Interview a Boy Scout or Scout leader. Report on the activities in which they are involved. Are the goals and principles of Scouting today similar to those of the 1930s?
Mechling, Jay. 2001. On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.