Movies with Knock-offs of Scouting
Beetlejuice and Lydia in a cookie scam in "Beetlejuice." (Source: Ernest R. Spradling)
In it a group called "Ranger Scouts"
get mixed up with a small-time criminal. Anyway, the Ranger Scouts are all
decked out in BSA uniforms, with the patches and insignia removed and
fictional ones in their places. If you look real close in the close-ups you
can see the Fleur-de-lis on the shirt buttons. (Source: Jim Peterson)
"Bushwhacked" is also known as
"Tenderfoot" or "The Tenderfoots" filmed in 1995. It was
starred by Daniel Stern, directed by Greg Beeman and was produced by
20th Century Fox. (Source: Edgardo J. Roldan-Villasana)
I looked up "Bushwhacked" in the Internet Movie Database, and here
is the plot summary:
"Max is a delivery guy. As he makes a delivery, he finds out that guy
who hired him was using him to move around money and that he is dead. He
is afraid the police will think he is the killer and runs for his life.
He his forced to pose as a scout leader for a bunch of kids hiking
through the mountains as he is chased by the police. "(Source: Anita Hollister)
Starring Dick Van Dyke. Parody - The Platapi (Source:
THE GREAT LOVER
Movie features a group that appears to be Scouts, but by another name. (Source: Ken Cromer)
THE LAST BOY SCOUT
This one really isn't about Boy Scouts at all, instead it picks up on Scouting values. The movie gets its name because the main character (Bruce Willis) is honest and does the right thing no matter what. (Source: Kevin H. Williams)
| Last Boy Scout
by Bruce Willis.
Published by Warner Home Video.
Publication date: April 1992.
Last Boy Scout/Spanish Subtitles
Published by Warner Home Video.
Publication date: August 1992.
Check out this link for The Last Boy Scout which several times mentions
Scouting Values: http://www.premieremag.com/featpres/Sep_96/ChrisODonnell/. (Source: Ed Henderson)
MAN OF THE HOUSE
Stars Chevy Chase, Michael Taylor Thomas, and Farrah Fawcett. Troop of "Indian Guides" Chevy Chase goes camping with step-son. (Source: Kevin H. Williams)
TROOP BEVERLY HILLS
Shelley Long played a Wilderness Girl leader in "Troop Beverly Hills"
in a knock-off of a Girl Scout USA Troop. (Source: Kristen Swank)
I seem to remember Donald Duck's nephews, Hughie, Dewey and Louie
belonging to some type of Scout group.
Goofy, Donald, Huey,Dewey and Louie have all appeared in Scout uniform on
worldwide Disney postage stamps from such countries as Bhutan, Gambia and
Dominica...and Guyana and so on.
Donald plus kids appeared in 1939 movie SEA SCOUTS, which was commemorated by
a stamp issue from Guyana in 1994. (Source: Larry Heverley)
The boy in Disney/Pixar's "Up" is a Wilderness
Explorer, so I think Up should be mentioned in the "Knockoffs" section. In
addition, a lot of his merit badges look similar to real ones. I can't wait to
get the DVD so I can freeze frame those scenes! (Source: Ken Cromer)
At the risk of incurring the wrath of the silly posts police, let me
point out to all that Huey, Dewey and Louie were members of the Junior
Woodchucks. Their handbook saved Unca Donald and Unca Scrooge's bacon
beaucoup times, as I recall. It was the classic "machine of the Gods,"
in that whenever Donald or Scrooge got in trouble, H,D, and L would find
the correct solution in the Junior Woodchuck Handbook. This got to be a
running joke in my troop when we were kids! (Source: Pete Farnham)
There is another Disney cartoon character that definitely is a Boy Scout -
Darkwing Duck. In "Darkly Dawns the Duck" at one stage the "baddie" draws
his attention by flashing morse code on the clouds. When one of his henchmen
asks how he knows Darkwing will be able to read morse code he answers to the
effect that "knowing Darkwing Duck he keeps a Boy Scout Handbook under his
pillow. The scent then cuts to Darwing retrieving his Boy Scout Handbook
from under his pillow to be able to read the morse. Wow - it's scary
remembering that much detail; I've obviously been watching the video with
the kids too many times...(Source: Grant O'Neil)