Re: Movie/TV Trivia
The Wolf Family (2hpwolf@CYBERDRIVE.NET)
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 18:06:02 -0700
Kris Swank wrote:
> Here's something on the lighter side :-)
> Recently I have noticed the apparent use of Scout Uniforms in the Movies
> and on TV. I was wondering if they were using real uniforms or making
> them look just close enough to fool the viewers. It appears others here
> have noticed this too. It was mentioned at a Leader's meeting recently.
> Today I saw Indianna Jones and the Last Crusade on HBO and it sure looked
> like the "young Indy" at the beginning of the movie was in a vintage Boy
> Scout Uniform and the insignia on the Campaign Hat looked like the First
> Class rank insignia in pin form.
That was quite intentional. Steven Spielberg put that in as a tribute
Scouting. The first film he ever "produced" was done to complete the
requirements for Photography Merit Badge. At the 1989 National Jamboree
he was awarded the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award and he introduced the
Cinematography Merit Badge. Whether the actor portraying Indy as a
was a Scout or not, i don't know.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City