GERMANY: Swastikas, Man & Boy

When last year the Nazis suppressed several German Boy Scout organizations and took their membership into the Hitler Youth organization, the Boy Scouts' Founder, Lieut.-General Lord Baden-Powell, declared, "I am very glad. The German Boy Scouts were not attached to us. They were military. We are unmilitary and non-political—just Boy Scouts and nothing more."

What Lord Baden-Powell did not know was that one set of German scouts, the German Boy Scout Association, was in fact attached to his organization and that the Hitler Youth leader, Baldur von Schirach, had passed it by....

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