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#1 KoreaScouter

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Posted 24 August 2002 - 04:13 AM

In another thread, Le Voyageur mentioned the Jackie Cooper "Scouts to the Rescue" movies from the '30s (never saw any of them). I know that on those rare occasions when a copy of Disney's "Follow Me Boys" is offered on e-bay, the bidding goes over $100 easy. Who has any movies with Scouts in them, including the ones I mentioned above? Have any of you found Follow Me Boys at any of the internet download sites where you can burn a movie onto a CD? KS
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#2 Bob White

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Posted 24 August 2002 - 09:50 AM

I have 'Follow me Boys' Bob
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#3 insanescouter

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Posted 24 August 2002 - 05:16 PM

I have a copy of Follow Me Boys which is wearing out. Thus I converted/backed-it-up onto CD, in hopes of perserving it until I can find and afford a new copy. My dad own "Scouts to the Rescue", it is ok. I have only seen it once. You should be able to find it at any place that allows you to special order movies like Suncoast or Blockbuster. However, it may not be out any more either. There are many movies that have Scouts in them. There is a list here www.usscouts.org/usscouts/profbvr/scoutfiction/start.html Hope this helps... InsaneScouter www.insanescouter.com Webmaster webmaster@insanescouter.org
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#4 shemgren

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Posted 25 August 2002 - 03:55 PM

KoreaScouter: You can get "Young Eagles", "Scouts to the Rescue" and "Tex Ritter Rides with the Scouts" at Honor Publishing at the following: www.honorpub.com/item/video.htm(This message has been edited by shemgren)
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#5 fgoodwin

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 09:35 PM

I have "Scout's Honor" on VHS (bought used on Ebay), a comedy starring Gary Coleman about a Cub Scout Pack and their den mother (Katherine Helmond). Another Cub Scout comedy: "The Wrong Guys" about a reunion of former Cub Scouts and their mis-adventures. This is available from most sources on DVD.
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Posted 17 December 2004 - 09:59 AM

I just got a brand new copy of "Follow me boys" from Best Buy. (< $20) I am pretty sure that I saw it at Wal Mart also. CE
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Posted 17 December 2004 - 10:26 AM

Since I picked up Follow Me Boys a couple months ago, I think I have watched it a half a dozen times - drawn to it by a strange combination of sentimentality and a goal of identifying every violation of the Guide to Safe Scouting. I especially liked the comment that Lem has been souped up on pep pills so he could keep up with the boys in his older age. I have Scouts to the Rescue with Jackie Cooper - it is actually like a series of 20 minute to be continued shorts all around the same plot. The authentic uniforms and scenes from the DC jamboree make up for the fake indians (sounds like they reversed the sound to create indian-talk), 20-something scouts, sterotypical gangsters, and after about the 8th short the seemingly never ending plot. I have Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts - more Tex stuff then boy scouts. I seem to recall a scene where Tex is in a shoot-out and a scout is kind of a shield for him. I have Young Eagles but the tracking and sound is so bad, I can't watch it - don't know if that is just the tape I bought or the old film just didn't convert well. When I really want to emerse myself in the old scouting days, I read my Tom Slade books.
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Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:27 AM

Has anyone seen "This Boy's Life", a 1993 movie starring Robert DeNiro, Ellen Barkin and Leonardo DiCaprio? I've never seen the movie, but I've seen some pictures from the film that show DeNiro and DiCaprio in uniforms that look similar to (but not exactly like) Boy Scout uniforms of the 1950s. If you've seen the movie, is Scouting part of the plot?
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Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:19 AM

They're not movies, but I remember seeing two episodes of TV shows from beyond my time (and probably yours) on Nick at Night in the late 1980's. One was an episode of "Car 54" where a troop led the cops to the bank robbers and helped capture them. Super episode. Another was one on "Make Room for Daddy" with the late Danny Thomas. He was the father of a Scout. The troop lost their Scoutmaster and he competed with the guy who played Mr. Mooney on the Lucy Show for the role of Scoutmaster. That was the only show I've ever seen that had a DE play a role in it. They're old and black and white. I wonder if anyone has a copy? Unc.
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#10 SemperParatus

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 04:27 PM

Speaking of scouts on TV shows - Wally Cleaver was in a uniform once. and I remember a patrol/troop meeting with Greg Brady. Mike Brady was like the Scoutmaster - now I wonder what the BSA would have said about that given Robert Reed's sexual pursuasion.
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Posted 19 December 2004 - 12:19 PM

Since we're off on this tangent how about young Indiana Jones in "The Last Crusade?" As many times as I've seen it I still enjoy the opening sequence. I wonder if Indy ever made to Eagle? In the movie he has a Life scout rank patch. Oh, and need I point out that all the scouts look resplendent in their "Campaign Hats!" Ken
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Posted 20 December 2004 - 06:34 PM

I just saw the last hour or so of "Mars Attacks". In the scene where the Martians attack the Washington Monument, a Cub Scout den (or Pack) can be seen runing to and fro trying to avoid the falling Monument.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 06:02 PM

you can get Follow Me Boys at Amazon.com atleast the Vhs not sure of dvd.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 06:32 PM

Harrison Ford has stated a few times that Indiana Jones only made it to Life Scout since he, Harrison, also only made it to Life
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#15 Spiney Norman

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 04:45 PM

Thanks OGE.
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#16 NYScoutmaster

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 08:25 PM

Hey you know whats a good movie to see its called Mr Scoutmaster I saw it on A and E one night did anyone ever see it before
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:59 AM

I just got Follow Me Boys off amazon.com on DVD. It's a wonderful movie, although, we all sat around and said who we thought was who and then that we wished we had a troop like that. I love it. My son (life scout) loved it too. The only part I didn't like was seeing Whitey "rescue" a boy that had fallen over a cliff without getting their adult leader. The adult didn't hike with the boys that day like they should have. I think I only paid like $10 for it.
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 07:41 AM

Actually Mollie, Ol' Lem was ahead of his time. Since it was only him, and no two deep leadership to be seen, you can take that hike as a patrol outing, and in a patrol outing scouts can even camp without any adults as long as the plan is approved by the scoutmaster. BTW, if you listen to the beginning of the movie, you will find out that the town Lem settles in is about 3 hrs from Chicago. There is a comment made that they have to get to Chicago by dark as the bus has a broken tailight. I lived in Illinois for almost 25 years, there is no place around Chicago that remotely looks like the scenery shown in the movie. Then again, the Christmas tree shopping scene from Naitonal Lampoons Christmas vacation would have you beleive Chicago is just a few miles away from the steppes BTW 2, showed FOllow Me Boys during a movie lock in, billed it as showing how Snake Pliskin got his start, Escape from New York and Escape from LA came next(This message has been edited by OldGreyEagle)
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 04:32 AM

Scouts on the big screen - Just in the past week some more scout sightings - 1. Manchurian Candidate has Denzel meeting with two boy scout troops near the beginning, giving a talk about Desert Storm. At the end of his presentation, the scoutmaster stands up and says a goofy thank-you. Uniforms look impeccable. 2. Major Payne has a wolf cub scout near the end fully dressed. 3. I was watching an old rerun of Ozzie & Harriet - Ozzie makes a promise to Harriet holding up the peace sign, saying 'scout's honor'. Harriet corrects him, 'that's cub scouts'. Ozzie changes to three fingers.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:39 PM

I'm glad to hear Follow Me Boys is still available on VHS. Hopefully, it will make it to DVD one of these days. As to This Boys Life, there is reference to DeNiro and DiCaprio as in Scouting, but it is just demonstrating DeNiro's brutality to the kid. There is no real Scouting in it. I you really want to get out there in Scouting TV references, on the old Battlestar Galactica, ca 1979, one episode features the ship visiting a planet like modern day Earth. They send down a group of adults and boys disguised as Boy Scouts to do some, well, scouting around the planet.
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