RVNHS regularly acquires photographs of Republic of Vietnam military personnel, but often among these are many photographs of Vietnamese Boy and Girl Scout members and events. In this posting, we would like to highlight the Vietnamese Scout Association in Vietnam 1930-1975 by showing some photos from the RVNHS Archive.
Activities at Vietnamese Scouting events were not unlike those of contemporary scouts throughout the world. Camping, sports, nature activities, and other educational programs were frequently held. However, the wartime condition in Vietnam was something Scouting was not immune too. Safety was routinely a concern at scouting events, and members of the military often participated in scouting events. Many Scoutmasters served in the armed forces with many scouts entering military service when they came of age.