Hidesaburō Kurushima

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Hidesaburō Kurushima (久留島 秀三郎) (September 11, 1888 – September 22, 1970) was a President, International Commissioner, and Chairman of the National Board of the Boy Scouts of Japan, the younger brother of Nakano Chūkichi (中野 忠八?).

He was the discoverer of Hakore hot springs.

In 1967, Kurushima was awarded the 43rd Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting, at the 21st World Scout Conference.


  • Dr. László Nagy, 250 Million Scouts, The World Scout Foundation and Dartnell Publishers, 1985, complete list through 1981, from which the French Scoutopedia article is sourced
  • Scouting Round the World, John S. Wilson, first edition, Blandford Press 1959 p. 31, 249

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