Scouts Reflect in Japan on 70th Anniversary of Atomic Bombings

Today the Scouts of Troop 4 from the Northeast Region stood together on the beaches of Kirarahama, Japan, reflecting on the moment exactly 70 years ago when the atomic bomb fell on the city of Hiroshima. The Scouts who are in Japan for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial earlier this week.

“I thought it was a large testament to the everlasting peace that we’re hoping to achieve,” Eagle Scout Blake H. explained.

The memorial, much like the jamboree that draws Scouts from all over the world, challenged the young men to consider global issues, especially ones that echo throughout history.

Watch the video below, as the Scouts share their emotional journey to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.


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