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  1. OK, I and my Troop's other Citizen in the Community counselor feel pretty strongly about the choice of movies. We now have a list of no-no's; no outer space/time/space and no animation/cartoons, no superhero/heroes.


    There are so many good movies out there. So here is a pretty extensive list


    It's a Wonderful Life (If a Scout has no idea--then this is a must!! 1946)

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

    Boys Town (1938)

    Follow me Boys (Another one of those must sees for a Scout, 1966)

    Hoosiers (1986)

    Facing the Giants (2006)

    Stand and Deliver (1988)

    Lean on Me (1989)

    Hoot (2006)

    Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

    Dolphin Tale (2011)

    Big Miracle (2012)

    Erin Brockovich (2000)

    Schindler's List (1993)

    Braveheart (1995)

    Hotel Rwanda (2004)

    Gandi (1982)

    Great Debaters (2007)

    Invictus (2009)

    Shane (1953 -- others may not like this but I do)

    Daens (1992)


    Remember the Titans (2000) A favorite of the boys--but I caution them. One of my all time favorites so if they want to chose this one, that's fine. It is a great movie. But it is one of my favorites. So I know I can ask a lot moe questions and we really can get into the movie.


    I don't think you will find a counselor in the entire BSA system that would turn down any of these movies. Why? Because each of these movies deal with an individual who ends up changing the lives of those around them. An example of a movie I am not crazy about for Community; Blindside. The primary character, Michael Oher; how does he affect the community? How does Leigh Tuoghy change the wider community? The movie is how she affects Micheal's life. The movies above deal with someone effecting multiple lives. Granted some counselors will say no problem AND that is OK! I just wanted to provide a pretty safe list.


    Remember the five magic words: #5 "With the approval of your counselor..." So before you go and say I will use Yogi Bear, Cars, Star Wars, Back to the Future--- and get turned down. Ask your counselor. I will bet you that he or she will like at least 95% of the movies on my list. (Shane might be the only one they don't like--but I have to have at least one Western in there)

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