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Re: Citizenship In The Community

Postby Rick Tyler » Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:22 pm

srisom wrote:New Requirement # 5:
"With the approval of your counselor and a parent, watch a movie that shows how the actions of one individual or group of individuals can have a positive effect on a community. Discuss with your counselor what you learned from the movie about what it means to be a valuable and concerned member of the community."

Any suggestions on a movie?


Well, this is an easy one. "Follow Me, Boys" for sure.
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Postby Russ » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:57 pm

Another would be "Pay It Forward."
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Postby Russ » Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:28 am

BTW, concerning the earlier part of this thread, ASM-142 asked:

How as a troop can we have consistency when there are different Merit Badge Counselors that impose different waiting periods?

and evmori said:

Merit badges are not the responsibility of the Troop. They are the responsibility of the merit badge counselor.


One thing to remember here is that, while what evmori says is correct, the Scoutmaster does have control over which MB counselor a Scout uses (assuming, of course, that there is more than one qualified and properly registered and approved MB counselor available for the given subject). Reference The Scoutmaster Handbook, page 125. It's up to the Scoutmaster to decide which counselor he refers the Scout to, so if one counselor is either lax in enforcing the requirements or unreasonable in exercising his or her "discretionary powers," so to speak, the Scoutmaster always has the option of not referring Scouts to him or her in the future. (Note, however, that this should not be misconstrued as giving the Scoutmaster the authority to second-guess the counselor; if the counselor says the Scout completed the requirements, the Scout completed the requirements, no question.) If a given counselor's performance is consistently not up to par, then the Scoutmaster doesn't have to keep referring Scouts to him--but before I would write such a counselor off, I'd first discuss my concerns with him/her (and/or the district advancement committee) to see if we could resolve the problem.
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Postby RWSmith » Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:43 pm

"Pay It Forward" (2000), Rated PG-13
"Spider-Man 2" (2004), Rated PG-13
"The King and I" (1956), aka "Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I" - USA (Complete title) Not Rated (Not necessary)
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Postby commish3 » Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:51 pm

Mr. Holland's Opus
It's a Wonderful Life
October Sky
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Film critic?

Postby riverwalk » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:34 pm

:? Yeah, I guess that's what I am, haha. I don't know about modern released movies, just don't give them a chance. But I'm serious about my "old" movies. And I really appreciate the tear jerkers. So I kinda like these for characters that made a difference in their situation(s):


Mr. Smith goes to Washington (1939)
Room for one more (1952)
Call Northside 777 (1948)
Broken Arrow (1950)
People will talk (1951)
12 Angry Men (1957)

There are many others and I'll try to recall some. These lead characters either caused others to do the right thing or did so themselves, doing the ethical thing. Room for One More does feature Boy Scouts so that's kinda neat. Movies have to seek permission to accurately portray the BSA, that's why some movies have kids that look like they're in some "scouting" program, but isn't exactly BSA, haha. Another besides Follow Me Boys (outstanding!), is Mr. Scoutmaster, if you like some reference to Scouting.
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Double Feature?

Postby riverwalk » Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:13 am

:?: Well, here's some more. The immediate following are some of our recommendations.

Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
To Sir With Love (1967)
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Boys Town (1938)


Here are some from local friends. I don't know these movies, but perhaps they also meet the Requirement.

Remember the Titans
Radio
Big Fish
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Postby Rick Tyler » Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:17 am

Local Hero (PG)
Whale Rider (PG)
Hoosiers (PG)
Shane (G)
Seven Samurai (probably PG)
The Magnificent Seven (PG-13)
Dirty Harry (just kidding)
Norma Rae (PG-13)
Gung-Ho (PG-13)
Blazing Saddles (really just kidding)
Harry Potter movies (PG-13)
Star Wars (A New Hope, SW IV, 1977) (PG)
Lawrence of Arabia (PG)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (PG)
Jaws (PG)

It's getting late. I'll try to think of some more later.
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Postby srisom » Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:20 pm

Great suggestions on the movies. I will pass them along to several Merit Badge Counselors.
Thanks.

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Citizenship

Postby riverwalk » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:48 am

Might as well throw in Bells of St. Marys. Watching it now, and it has a great example of an individual, doing a positive thing for a large group of people. :)
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Citz in Community - Requirements Change

Postby neilchapman » Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:54 am

Have you guys noticed that the requirements for this merit badge have changed significantly for 2005?

I'm looking for a workbook with the new requirements we can use this weekend. Anybody know of a link? Otherwise we'll be retyping today!

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