War and Social Upheaval: American Youth Groups during World War II (1941-45)

Figure 1.--The Detroit Boys' Clubs had this obstacle course that was was used as part of the Junior Commando program. Notice the black, high-top sneakers that the boys are wearing. Wide World

The Boys Clubs was one of the organiazations that participated in the Army's The U.S. Army develooped a Junioir Commando program that was adopted by some youth groups. The activities included phyical training and war games, sometimes with helmets and wooden rifles. Other activities included paper and scrap metal drives.


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