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I know this has been discussed in the past. What movies would you recommend for Citizenship in The Community. Last Friday my wife and I saw SWING VOTE. Other then a couple of swear words, it was a good movie that would fit the bill.

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if you are talking about movies that feature a community and how people fit into the community, The Great Escape" and "Kelly's Heroes" are not bad. Odds are the kids have never seen them

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I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again:

 

Rather than asking us (its not our MB, after all), why not ask the Scout to propose a few movies, then you and he can discuss his suggestions? Make the Scout do some thinking.

 

As MB counselor, its not your job to do his thinking for him.

 

Just my 2

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I loved Kelly's Heroes when I was a kid - probably saw it three or four times over the years (and now I want to go on Netflix and see if it's still available!).

 

My son watched "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" for the MB and thoroughly enjoyed it. He and his friend (they were both working on the MB) kept talking back to the TV and pausing the movie and going back to watch bits again... it was great to see. :)

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I'm watching this thread closely - we do a lock in at troop JLT each fall and show a movie, letting the guys pick what they want to watch. We've watched some great and funny ones over the years, but it just never crosed my mind to show a movie to benefit this requirement, and put an additional benefit behind showing a good movie.

I like High Noon, 12 Angry Men, and Follow Me Boys, doubt most kids would go out of their way to watch and probably can still follow, even if the first two are in B&W. I don't think I could do Swing Vote. Reviews are a little more harsher than yours, 915, plus it's PG13 and we've very rarely allowed those for troop consumption. Do you all really think Kelly's Heroes or The Great Escape would appeal to boys like it did to us? WW2 had much more of an impact on us than it ever could to them.

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I've been working with a bunch of boys on this badge and several watched the Great Escape. They all loved it. These were guys ages 13-17.

 

But there are A LOT of great movies for this badge. I have a whole list, developed with input from the boys (they're more current than I am, but they seem to like having ideas about "older" movies they've never heard of tossed in there too). Many of the ones on my list are PG. PM me if you want me to forward it to you.

 

 

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I forget if I've mentioned "Same River Twice" Feature Films for Families (there are two films of this title. You do NOT want the one with the naked folks on the cover.) Old friends reunite for another white water raft trip. Close small community, depending on each other.

 

Excellent, many thoughts provoked. Good white water sequences. A Study of not only human dynamics but hydraulic dynamics as well!

 

 

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"To Kill A Mocking Bird" If the boys are mature enough, it should fit the bill fairly well. Another great black and white classic.

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Another great black and white classic is "Twelve O'Clock High." I think it would be much better than "Kelley's Heros" and "The Great Escape."

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