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  The Junior Woodchucks
Name:    The Junior Woodchucks, actually "The Junior Woodchucks of the World".
Address:    Their headquarters is located in Duckburg. Before Scrooges arrival to Duckburg in 1902 TJW used old Fort Duckburg on top of Kill Mule Hill as their headquarters.
Founded:    Around 1901 in Duckburg.
First appearance:    1951 in Operation St. Bernard/St. Bernhard Rescue
Created by:    Carl Barks.
Description:    The Junior Woodchucks is a world wide organisation for boys only. It was originally founded to teach young Duckburgians to uphold the ideals of doing good deeds, protection of the wild lands, and the preservation of knowledge. The Junior Woodchucks are widely known for their weird tittles (consisting for letters and dots) and for their endless number of merit badges.

The name for The Junior Woodchucks in some other languages:

Language:     Name:
Danish: Grønspætterne
Dutch (in the Netherlands):   Jonge Woudlopers
Finnish: Sudenpennut
French: Castors Juniors
German: Fähnlein Fieselschweif
Italian: Giovani Marmotte
Norwegian: Hakkespettene | Spettene (early name, not in use).
Portuguese: Escoteiros-Mirins
Spanish (in Spain): Los Jóvenes Castores | Forestales Juveniles
Swedish: Gröngölingarna
   The Junior Woodchucks


The Junior Woodchucks is the organisation that Huey, Dewey and Louie are members of. It was founded around 1901 by Clinton Coot, who also gave them the raw material for their later so famous guidebook. The name "woodchucks" and other characteristics like their hats was inspired by the Woodchuck militia who guarded Duckburg and it's surroundings against possible threats in the 19th century. Among the pioneer members of TJW was Fulton Gearloose (Gyro Gearloose's father).

In W.H.A.D.A.L.O.T.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N. Don Rosa shows that Huey, Dewey and Louie joined TJW around 1951. In the same story Don Rosa also shows that previous members of The Junior Woodchucks as well as previous members of The Chickadees, remains loyal to their ideals and values. This loyalty is shown when Scrooges workers threaten to quit their jobs in order to persuade Scrooge to save the remains of Fort Duckburg.

In the 1950s and the 1960 The Junior Woodchucks of Duckburg had a bloodhound called General Snozzie.
 The WJW-logo The Ibis
In The Guardians of The Lost Libary Don Rosa shows that the WJW logo (used in the American editions only) is inspired by the ancient Egyptian Ibis-bird - the symbol used by the first guardians of the lost library of Alexandria.

The Scandinavian names for The Junior Woodchucks mean "woodpeckers" or some special kind of woodpeckers, but actually the woodchuck is a little mammal and member of the squirrel family.
Real woodchuck

Known rivals are The Chickadees, a similar girls' organisation.

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