THE LITTLE BOY SCOUT – Ann Pennington is being chased
by her uncle and is befriended by a command of American soldiers and is
warned at one point of her danger by some Boy Scouts, and the thrilling
bit of wigwagging that warns her is done by the championship Scout
signal team of the East from Troop 100 of the New York Division of the
BSA. She escapes in a borrowed Scout uniform and is saved by her
hero. Filmed in 1917.
SCOTTY OF THE SCOUTS – This thrilling adventure starring
Ben Alexander is a ten chapter silent serial produced by Rayart Pictures in
1926. Rayart Pictures was a small producer/distributor which lasted from
1924 to 1929. No prints can be found from this series.
DRUM TAPS – This1933 western stars Ken Maynard who
searches for and captures a gang of land grabbers who are trying to rob
folks of their land. He is helped by a troop of Boy Scouts. The Scouts in
the movie are from Troop 107 in
YOUNG EAGLES – In this 1934 twelve chapter serial we find
two Eagle Scouts Jim Adams and Bobby Ford who have crash landed in the South
American jungle. After giving their pilot first aid for a broken leg they
start off into the jungle to find help. They are captured by Mayan natives
but manage to escape. They also run into conflict with a band of bandits but
are finally rescued by U.S. Marines. A great action series for Saturday
morning viewing at your local theater.
SCOUTS TO THE RESCUE – This 1938 twelve chapter serial
stars Jackie Cooper as Eagle Scout Bruce Scott of Martinsville Troop1. The
troop discovers a cache of counterfeit bills in a ghost town and helps G-Man
Hal Marvin to find and capture the bad guys. During this adventure they
discover a tribe of Inca Indians who try to keep them from finding their
secret cave. The Scouts face many battles and much opposition from both the
Indians and the gangsters. The entire series is filled with exciting
hair-trigger action and suspense. The movie begins at the 1937 National
HENRY ALDRICH BOY SCOUT – This is one of a series of Henry
Aldrich films. Henry, played by Jimmy Lydon, is Senior Patrol Leader of his
local Boy Scout troop. Henry leads his troop in competition with the other
troops in his district while trying to change the attitude of a new kid in
town. This movie was filmed with a technical advisor from the Boy Scouts of
America and depicts Scouting during World War II. It was filmed in 1944.
MISTER SCOUTMASTER – In this 1953 movie actor Clifton Webb
plays the part of Robert Jordan, a television personality who takes on a
troop of Boy Scouts to try to learn more about kids to improve his
television program. There is much comedy as the Scouts put him to the test.
The contrast between the rowdy boys and the prim and proper leader is
hilarious. The real hero of the story is young Mike, an orphan Cub Scout,
who continues to appear wherever the troop happens to be. The
JAMBOREE – This is the story of the National Jamboree held
in 1953 at Irvine Ranch in
FOLLOW ME BOYS – This movie is based on the book “God and My Country” by MacKinlay Kantor. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1966. It is the story of Lem Siddons who settles down in a small Midwestern town and takes a job as a clerk in a general store. He starts a Scout troop and continues to serve as Scoutmaster for several decades. During these years he marries his local sweetheart and they adopt Whitney when his father dies. It is a great movie and should be seen by all.