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  1. fgoodwin

    Who's got these Boy Scout Movies?

    It (1990} The 1986 Stephen King horror novel was filmed as a miniseries in 1990. I've never read the book, and I didn't see the original miniseries, but the DVD (and I assume both the book and original miniseries) has a character named Richie Tozier, identified by Wikipedia as a "Jewish Boy Scout". I noticed the uniform Richie wears in his first few scenes appears to be a very faithful version of the Boy Scout uniform, which got me to wondering if it was in fact, an authentic BSA (albeit 1960 vintage) uniform. Did BSA cooperate in the production of this film? I didn't notice a mention of BSA in the closing credits but I may have missed it.
  2. fgoodwin

    Who's got these Boy Scout Movies?

    Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1727776/combined is a good movie that is unfortunately rated R for violence, language, and nudity. It paints Scouting in a positive light, despite the obligatory swipes about it being for nerds, etc.
  3. fgoodwin

    Movies worth watching (with Scouts?)

    FYI: "Immaculate conception" means born w/o original sin, and according to Catholic teaching (I'm Episcopalian myself), only four people were conceived immaculately: Adam, Eve, Mary, and Jesus. This is different from "Virgin birth". I think you meant the latter. Fred Goodwin Cub Scout parent San Antonio, TX
  4. Buzzfeed has a great review of "The Hearts of Men" about "three generations of men as they return to a Boy Scout camp in northern Wisconsin over the course of 60 years": https://www.buzzfeed.com/lincolnthompson/6-great-books-to-read-in-april The cover art got my attention and obviously points to a story about Scouting in some form. This begs the question: what other Scouting fiction or Scouting novels have I missed? Any personal favorites you'd recommend? Fred Goodwin Cub Scout parent San Antonio, TX
  5. fgoodwin

    Boy Scouts at the 2000 Democratic Convention

    I know this thread is old, but I found a link to the LA Times article I quoted above. I don't know how long this link will be good but here it is: http://articles.latimes.com/2000/aug/17/news/ss-6081
  6. I've used Yahoo Groups for over a decade for units and for districts. They have a files and photo area to store pics, and privacy settings if you want to keep your group unlisted. I recommend them.
  7. fgoodwin

    Who's got these Boy Scout Movies?

    Anybody seen this? "Troop 491: Adventures of the Muddy Lions " http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2338642/combined It appears to be in very limited release
  8. fgoodwin

    Sikh Religious knot??

    Cool that is great news! "Boy Scouts of America Approves Sikh Religious Award in Consultation with WSC-AR"
  9. Charge It With Fire! FlameStower Turns Your Campfire Into A USB Phone-Charger http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/26/flamestower/ The latest in camp gadgetry for the digital age! I don't think I want my smartphone anywhere near an open flame, but I'm sure someone will give it a try. If you do (or have already), please report back on your results. And please, no "flames" (bad pun intended) about technology on camp-outs. Fred Goodwin San Antonio, TX
  10. A Baptist Scouter pens a very thoughtful response to the recent BSA vote to allow gay Scouts. It's worth reading. http://www.arkansasbaptist.org/letters-to-editor/2013/5/24/an-open-letter-to-southern-baptists-from-the-bsa-religious-r.html -- http://www.facebook.com/National.Episcopal.Scouters.Association
  11. fgoodwin

    Who's got these Boy Scout Movies?

    Can anyone identify this movie? http://www.gq.com/images/women/2011/05/sexy-women-comedy/sarah-silverman.jpg That's obviously Sarah Silverman and it appears she's flashing a group of boys wearing Scout-like uniforms. The main GQ article gives no hint as to the movie from which this scene was lifted: http://www.gq.com/women/photos/201105/sexy-women-comedy#slide=1
  12. fgoodwin

    "Moonlight Kingdom" (May 25, 2012)

    I just got back from "Moonrise Kingdom" and I'm happy to report the movie did not paint Scouting in a negative light although some of the leaders were portrayed as less than positive role models. In fact most of the adult characters are flawed in some way -- only the two protagonists are shown as sympathetic characters. The "Khaki Scouts" are shown as typical boys. I note for the benefit of those who don't stay until the bitter end, the credits do include an acknowledgment of the Narragansett Council of the BSA at the very end.(This message has been edited by fgoodwin)
  13. Scouting has its own problems and those certainly need to be addressed. But declining membership isn't unique to Scouting. Service club membership (Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, etc.), church attendance, PTA membership, etc. are ALL down. This is a society-wide issue. Whether or not is a "problem" is in the eye of the beholder. If you're interested in reading some serious stuff about this issue, I invite you to read "Bowling Alone" by Robert Putnam. He has studied this issue in great detail.
  14. fgoodwin

    "Moonlight Kingdom" (May 25, 2012)

    I got the title wrong -- it is actually "Moonrise Kingdom". My apologies. I still haven't seen it yet but I plan to see it later today.
  15. fgoodwin

    Who's got these Boy Scout Movies?

    "Without a Paddle" (2004) has a campfire scene at the very end involving a Scoutmaster and his troop of Boy Scouts: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364751/