8.75 in HIGH x 12.25 in WIDE
(22.22 cm HIGH x 31.11 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

The Tribune photo, dated March 12, 1932, has the following caption attached: "Instruction in military drills and salutes is being given to members of the newly organized Havens and Wildwood Packs of Cubs of Piedmont by C.A. McNeil, acting cubmaster of the groups, today at the Piedmont high school athletic field. The new groups are units of the national junior organization of the Boy Scouts of America, which is composed of boys between the ages of nine and twelve years, who receive training to become Boy Scouts." The boys are arranged in five ranks; all boys are looking over their left shoulders toward the camera. Each rank appears to have an older person: parent, full-fledged Boy Scout, cubmaster, or older boy out of uniform. A boy in between the first and second ranks is holding the U.S. flag on short flag staff. [Absent the date on the back of the photo, the footwear is a giveaway that this is not a contemporary photograph JM 11/14/2000]

Used: Oakland Tribune

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