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Philippine Boy Scouts

Philippine Boy Scouts

Visiting friends in Manila, Philippines I photographed their son "Cowboy" and his Scout friends for an impromptu group photo. I made this photo using a Nikon FM with a 105mm lens and 35mm Extachrome film. April 1983. View full size.

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Thank you for that photo, brings back a lot of memories. In the '70s, I knew a number of American (BSA) scouts; these youngsters were sons of US Embassy employees. Every year, the Scouts, Filipinos and Americans, walked the same route as the Bataan Death March. Went in two phases. Short march (weekend overnighters) from Mariveles to Mt Samat. The more hardy continued on to the monument at Cabanatuan (took several more days).

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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