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Citizenship in the Community Req#7

Postby Polaris_Scouter » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:10 pm

The 2005 Citizenship in the Community Req #7 calls for the boys to watch a movie that shows that the actions of one individual or group can have a positive influence on a community. Any thoughts out there on potential movies.

I thought about Erin Brockovich, but it is rated R (language).
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Postby commish3 » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:18 pm

Several good examples were given in another thread on Citizenship in the nation last December.

http://www.meritbadge.net/phpbb/viewtop ... c&start=15
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Re: Citizenship in the Community Req#7

Postby ASM-142 » Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:22 pm

Polaris_Scouter wrote:The 2005 Citizenship in the Community Req #7 calls for the boys to watch a movie that shows that the actions of one individual or group can have a positive influence on a community. Any thoughts out there on potential movies.

I thought about Erin Brockovich, but it is rated R (language).


Erin Brockovich is a good choice. As far as the rating is concerned there is a version that has been edited for TV that is not at a R rating.
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Postby Mick Scouter » Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:37 pm

I'm glad I read this thread. I didn't realize that for this MB you had to watch a movie. I like the idea and might suggest to my boys (that already have the MB) to view a movie and I will watch it with them. Thanks.
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Postby evmori » Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:32 pm

I would stay away from anything R rated. Stick with PG & PG-13. Nothing worse than having a Scout come home from a Scout meeting or outing & telling mom & dad "We watched a R rated movie!"
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Postby Mick Scouter » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:22 pm

Yes, I agree.
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Postby csoranno » Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:49 pm

I used "Music of the Heart" for this requirement and thought it went over really well. It stars Meryl Streep and is rated either G or PG. Check it out.
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Postby TCC7 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:40 pm

Somebody help me out. What was that movie about a math teacher in Los Angeles who took a class of underperforming students and led them to being the top math students in the state? It would be an excellent choice.
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Postby TCC7 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:47 pm

OK. I found it myself. The movie is "Stand and Deliver". Came out in 1988. Four Thumbs Up. :)
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Postby Scouting179 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:34 am

How about "Follow Me Boys"? It was made in the 1960s with Fred MacMurray, who played a man who founded a troop, was SM for 20 or so years and all the lives he positively touched. I bought it off Amazon.com.
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Postby diamondbackAPL » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:44 pm

Scouting179 wrote:How about "Follow Me Boys"? It was made in the 1960s with Fred MacMurray, who played a man who founded a troop, was SM for 20 or so years and all the lives he positively touched. I bought it off Amazon.com.


we watched it after one of our court of haonors. It's a very good movie.
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Postby EagleBoy62204 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:04 pm

Heres a great suggestion:

Coach Carter, or Remember the Titans.

Coach Carter just came out on dvd recently and did great in the box office this past spring ( or winter?) and is rated pg-13.

Remember the titans, is also another great film. Its a disney movie, however, its rated one of the greatest sports films ever. Its rated PG so there shouldnt be any problem with letting the kids see it at a meeting.

You can also have the kids watch Erin Brocovitch with their parents at home, and have the parents write a letter stateing that they watched it with them. Just to make it legit.
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Postby hungryman287 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:54 pm

Hoosiers would prolly be a good movie.
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Postby FearLess » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:40 am

Heres a great suggestion:

Coach Carter, or Remember the Titans.

Coach Carter just came out on dvd recently and did great in the box office this past spring ( or winter?) and is rated pg-13.



I would stick with Remember the Titans---- Coach Carter might have some objectional elements to sensitive parents.
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Postby CapXK » Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:40 pm

Recent Movies:

Ladder 49

Mr. Holland's Opus

October Sky

Remember the Titans


Goldie Oldies

To Kill a Mockingbird

Its a Wonderful Life

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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High Noon

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Oldies

Postby riverwalk » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:24 am

I know those oldies, and they're gooduns! :wink:
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Postby Mick Scouter » Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:45 am

I agree, and movies can be a good method for fulfilling requirements.
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Postby SoopaScouta » Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:36 pm

Two words: Forrest. Gump.
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Awesome quote, I can't take credit for it though.
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Postby kvd » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:18 pm

What about "Lean on Me?" - how the new principal turned around an inner city (Paterson, NJ) high school.
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Postby diamondbackAPL » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:50 pm

would Hoosiers work? I love that movie.
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