Re: TV Movie on Cubbing? Name??
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Fri, 9 May 1997 00:55:35 -0400
Richard was trying to locate a Cub Scout Movie
> It was on TV(?) a few years ago, staring Gary Coleman(?).
> He was a wannabe Cub, but had to overcome some poor neighborhood
> and ethnic problems. His Den Leader was "drafted" and was having
> motivational trouble. The kid finally got into Cubs and tried so
> hard that he saved his leader from disaster (what do you expect from
> TV?) and bad attitude. It was a real tear-jerker, but surprisingly
> accurate and fair to Scouting.
> What is the name of that movie? Where can I get it??
Larry made a good guess but it was not the correct one. The movie you seek
is called "Scout's Honor" with Gary Coleman. It was released in 1980 and
featured Coleman as a foster kid in a hard scrabble life who found himself in
a cub pack headed by a reluctent "Den Mother"
The movie was great (I have a personal copy of it) and was climaxed when the
Cub Scouts ended up in an unmarked cave that collapsed. Coleman remained
calm and rescued his cub pack.
I have shown this movie at Pow Wows (We call it Scouting at the Movies) and
it is attended well every year (it takes up two sessions) especailly by
veteran Pow Wow attendees who have been everywhere else and just want to sit
down and be entertained for 90 minutes.
Unfortunately, I have tried very hard to locate a commerical source for this.
It was one of the products I wanted to have in the Scouter's Journal /
1-800-SCOUTER catalog I direct. I finally tracked down the source and the
movie is out of print <As is Follow Me Bays & Mr. Scoutmaster :-( >
Hopefully it will be rereleased one day, it is an excellent movie.
Associate Editor for Scouter's Journal Magazine
I think the movie you're referring to is "Father & Scout" a 1994 TV movie,
starring Bob Saget & Brian Bonsall. It's available on video, and more info
on this move can be found at
Scouting is a way of life,
Cub Scout Pack 303
Gulf Ridge Council
(visit us at http://rio.atlantic.net/~lfaust/pack303/index.html)
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