Re: Scout Filmography (Was: Re: TV Movie on Cubbing? Name??)
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Thu, 29 May 1997 03:10:00 -0400
I have been real impressed with the video sleuthing of Larry Faust. In all
of the years we have knocked this subject around on Scouts-L, I think his
list is the most complete. I have been trying to compile as many of these
titles as possible for the 1-800-SCOUTER Catalog so people can actually get
them (still working on Follow Me Boys!).
One success story ((( and an addition to Larry's list ))) is:
Scouts to the Rescue!
In this 1938 release Starring Jackie Cooper as an Eagle Scout,
this 12 part series captured on a two video set follows Cooper's
Troop which finds a buried treasure in a deserted village. A
G-Man investigates and the treasure turns out to be a stash of
counterfeit money. Meanwhile, the scouts are captured by a tribe
of Indians and taken to an underground temple where they find an
even more valuable treasure. Adventure, thrills, breath taking
exploits by daring Boy Scouts! Twelve blood chilling chapters
of exciting hair raising action and suspense! $19.95.
ITEM # 3052 this can be ordered from 1-800-SCOUTER which I
manage for Scouter's Journal Magazine.
We sat down to watch the video and it was actually good.
Also, in considering Larry's Movie list there are many more motion
pictures that allude to Scouting in the script. Remember that line
in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn? "Remember Kiddo, Jim Kirk
was many things, but he was never a Boy Scout!" That was said
by Drt. Carole Marcus, inventor of the Genisis Device.
More recently Mars Attacks had Cub Scouts running from the
Washington Monument when the aliens attacked.
The Indiana Jones movies and later, the Young Indiana Jones
Chronicles are filled with scouting references thanks to Mr.
After the first two years of Battlestar Galactia in the late 1970's
they changed the script around in Battlestar Galactia 1980. There
wqas a two part ephasode called "Super Scouts" about some of
the Galactia Children joining the scouts and doing neat things on
Earth (I know it sounds kind of silly, but at the time, when I was a
kid myself, I thought it was so cool).
Frankly, I never considered "The Last Boy Scout" to be a Scouting
Movie, even though it was shown on more than one occasion in
the Camp Staff Quarters at some summer camps I have been to.
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