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#41 stevejb

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:21 AM

I thought it was time to update this thread a bit and add "Down and Derby" to the list of Scouting related movies. It is about a Cub Scout pinewood derby and how dads can get carried away with the competition. It is an entertaining movie. It has been released on dvd.
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#42 OzarksOsage

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 04:59 PM

My list of Scouting-related movies is a bit broader in nature. Of course "Follow Me, Boys" is at or near the top of the list, along with "Mr. Scoutmaster" with Clifton Webb from 1953 (I may actually like it better than FMB, but I only have it on VHS.) Others are: *Down and Derby -- better than I expected it would be - DVD *Scouts to the Rescue -- the serial with Jackie Cooper - VHS *Young Eagles -- another serial - VHS *A History of Scouting -- from the National Scouting Museum - DVD *The Jungle Book -- The live action one - DVD *Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild! -- "Lake Scouts" - DVD *Last of the Mohicans -- Uncas and Chingachgook, for part of the OA back story - DVD *Father and Scout -- features a "scout-like" camp - DVD *Breaker Morant -- not many flicks about the Boer War, no mention of Baden-Powell, but interesting info all the same, and a great movie - DVD *Zulu -- again, nothing about B-P directly, but this was his world - DVD *Zulu Dawn -- same as above - DVD *Gunga Din -- Brits in India, same very loose B-P connection - DVD OzarksOsage
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#43 OzarksOsage

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 12:21 PM

Just thought of two more movies of Scout interest. *Flame Trees of Thika -- A series from BBC, filmed on location in Kenya, in an area familiar to B-P, as it is a stone's throw from Nyeri, where B-P spent his last years. *King Solomon's Mines -- The version with Stewart Granger. In the part of the movie where Quartermain's group treks through uncharted Africa, a group of warriors is summoned by a man blowing a kudu horn! . . .more when I think of them. OzarksOsage
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#44 fgoodwin

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 10:07 AM

Ozark: I have a copy of "Father and Scout". I know you didn't comment on its quality, but I frankly think its an awful movie. The message is a good one, but I just think the production was terrible. If there's a "B-flick" category for family movies, I'm not sure this one even rises to that level. I note the uniforms are not official BSA, but given the result, I'm not suprised BSA wasn't associated with this turkey!
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#45 OzarksOsage

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:20 AM

I agree that "Father and Scout" isn't a great movie. The part we liked best was the treasure hunt/mine rescue at the end, and then of course everyone ends up friends. Definately B-movie stuff, but fun. They'd never meet national camping standards, though!
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#46 fgoodwin

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 09:41 PM

Has anyone seen "Spiderman 3"? Did you notice the scene where Spiderman gets the key to the city -- onstage were several Cub Scouts in what appears to be official uniforms? The Cubs otherwise have no impact on the storyline, but I was glad to see them there (kinda like a ubiquitous product placement!).
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#47 stevejb

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 12:33 AM

Yes, I did see that in Spiderman. I thought it was nice to see Cub Scouts in a major motion picture. Nice PR, even if they were just "background".
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 11:35 AM

Has anyone seen Corey Feldman's "Edge of Honor" (1991)? Here's the link to IMDB: http://imdb.com/title/tt0101797/ The movie is very violent, with scenes that are not suitable for children (the movie is rated "R" due to violence and language; there is no sex). W/o giving away the plot, suffice it to say the movie is about a bunch of boys ("Northwest Wilderness Explorers") who stumble upon some stolen weapons hidden in a shack in the woods of the Olympic peninsula in Washington. The movie follows the boys as they try to escape from the bad guys, and how they finally deal with them, with a little help from an unexpected source. The uniforms look a lot like Boy Scouts, but I don't think the term "Boy Scouts" is ever actually applied to the boys (or the larger group they are camping with). The boys do eventually use some of the pioneering skills they learned in "Explorers". I don't think BSA supported the movie in any official way, but I note that the production company was called "Merit Badge Productions". Does anyone know if Corey Feldman was a Scout?
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:19 PM

Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966): stars Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Elke Sommer. A real estate agent (Hope) gets in trouble trying to hide an actress (Sommer) from the studio who wants her to film a bubble-bath scene she refuses to do. Some Boy Scouts stumble upon their cabin hideout in the woods; hilarity ensues. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060186/
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#50 Papadaddy

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:28 AM

Reading the OP, if someone wants to give me $100 for my copy of "Follow Me Boys", consider it SOLD!!! I have 2 available.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

"Without a Paddle" (2004) has a campfire scene at the very end involving a Scoutmaster and his troop of Boy Scouts: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364751/
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#52 cchoat

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:06 PM

I keep a digital copy of "Follow Me Boys" on my iPod. It is a must when I teach the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge at Wintercamp. Requirement 5. With the approval of your counselor and a parent, watch a movie that shows how the actions of one individual or group of individuals can have a positive effect on a community. Discuss with your counselor what you learned from the movie about what it means to be a valuable and concerned member of the community. Seen it so many times that I can turn off the volume and speak the parts.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:48 PM

I watched Follow Me Boys when I was a kid. When it came on DVD I had to get it. Just as good now as it was then. The boys love it as well. Another movie worth mentioning is "Outlaw Trail" (I think 2008). "Three boy scouts, one a great-nephew of Butch Cassidy, and their pretty girl friend hunt for the lost treasure of the legendary bank robber in 1950s Utah. A modern gang of outlaws wants to grab the loot, too, and soon the intrepid heroes are fleeing for the lives on trains, rafts and automobiles." Great movie, with scouting in a good bit of it. On the back it calls it a "Feature Film For Families." It then has a few questions for discussion. One of which is "Jess had really useful skills because he had studied and learned about survival in the wilderness. Where could you go these days to learn about good survival skills?" A very fun movie.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:52 PM

> BP fought the White Africaners who were Xperts with the German Mauser rifle. It's the same continent, though. "Zulu" showed the value of even rudimentary fortifications. The previous day a regiment of a thousand British infantry were pretty much wiped out by the Zulu infantry when caught out in the open. A few years earlier Custer was being wiped out at the Little Big Horn.
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#55 OzarksOsage

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:34 AM

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#56 AZMike

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:25 AM

The miniseries "Stephen King's 'IT'", about a group of boys in the 1950s who confront an ancient evil and who have to return to their home town and face it again as adults, has a character who in the 1950s flashback was a Boy Scout and who wears his (period-era) uniform even when he's not in a troop meeting (not that uncommon back then, probably). He is attacked by "It" when he is out in the woods working on his birdwatching merit badge.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:11 PM

And don't forget Russell, the Wilderness Explorer in "Up!" He may have been a Wilderness Explorer, but he would be a dang fine Scout, too.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

Russell is such a tragically sweet scout. He earns every single merit badge because he hopes that THIS time his father will show up to pin it on his sash. Brings a tear to my eye.
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#59 fgoodwin

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

Can anyone identify this movie? http://www.gq.com/im...h-silverman.jpg That's obviously Sarah Silverman and it appears she's flashing a group of boys wearing Scout-like uniforms. The main GQ article gives no hint as to the movie from which this scene was lifted: http://www.gq.com/wo...-comedy#slide=1
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#60 fgoodwin

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

Anybody seen this?

"Troop 491: Adventures of the Muddy Lions "

http://www.imdb.com/...338642/combined

It appears to be in very limited release


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