scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Those were Scout uniforms in the movie
Fri Nov 26 1999 - 12:38:15 CST
I was sitting here going thru my daily reading from this list when I heard
martial music on television. Well, I'd left the TV tuned to the 1942 movie,
"Yankee Doodle Dandy," with James Cagney. I don't know which of George M.
Cohan's plays it was supposed to be, but the song was "You're a Grand Old
Flag." And there, marching onto the stage carrying the flag, was a
modest-sized (about 20 boys) Boy Scout troop--in full uniform. I guess that
back then in that context the BSA didn't object to the use of the uniform in
a movie. They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
Ralph V. Balfoort, Unit Commissioner
I used to be a Beaver.... (NE III-135)
In the Beaver Patrol as a Scout, too,
and now Ktemaque (Beaver) Chapter,
Haudenosaunee Lodge #19, OA