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TELEVISION SERIES WITH SCOUT EPISODES

ADDAMS FAMILY

Pugsly being a scout was a shame and a burden on his parents but well, that's what kids do best. (Source: Dee LaRock)

ANDY GRIFFITH/ANDY OF MAYBERRY

The Andy Griffith show had a couple of episodes involving Scouts, including Opie going off to camp once. He is seen in full uniform returning home to get his "Scout axe." (Source: Karl Poppelreiter)

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

(Source: John D. Urbach, II)

After the first two years of Battlestar Galactia in the late 1970's they changed the script around in Battlestar Galactia 1980. There was a two part ephasode called "Super Scouts" about some of the Galactia Children joining the scouts and doing neat things on Earth (I know it sounds kind of silly, but at the time, when I was a kid myself, I thought it was so cool). (Source: Ed Henderson)

CORNER GAS

The Canadian sitcom "Corner Gas" had an episode with the local Cub Pack making several appearances. (Source: Karen Ganderton)

DIFFERENT STROKES

Here are the episodes from "Diff'rent Strokes":

* Arnold Saves the Squirrel: 01/12/85
* Sam Adopts a Grandparent: 0/19/85

(Source: Fred Goodwin)

FURY

Bobby Diamond starred. Episode with him as a Scout. (Source: John Nix)

HAZEL

(Source: John D. Urbach, II)

HOME IMPROVEMENT

I get Scouts-L digest, but I haven't seen anyone mention Mark Taylor, Tim & Jill Taylor's youngest son on Home Improvement. The first few seasons he was seen in his Cub Scout uniform several times. (Source: Cathy Porter)

IRONSIDES

Another tv movie that had Scouts in it was the pilot movie for the series Ironside. He has a Scout troop looking for a pack rat that had taken some evidence from a crime scene. (Source: Carl Grabiel)

JETSONS CARTOON

The Jetsons has an episode with Elroy's Cub Pack going to the Moon (Source: Karen Ganderton)

LASSIE

How about Timmy Martin (Lassie)? I remember a whole episode with Timmy and a buddy going camping in BSA uniforms. As usual, Timmy gets in a mess and Lassie saves the day :) (Source: Ernest R. Spradling)

"Lassie" also had several more episodes (Courtesy of Fred Goodwin):

* The Cub Scout: 05/11/58
* The Young Flyers: 03/15/59
* The Explorers: 02/07/60
* Honor Bright: 05/16/65
* The Ledge: 03/03/68

LEAVE IT TO BEAVER

Wally and Eddy get to go on a Scout campout. The "Beav" is disappointed, but is comforted by his dad. Disappointment turns to joy when it rains and Wally comes back soaked. (Source: Michael F. Bowman)

MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY

I was . . . watching a bio of Danny Thomas on I think A&E... from his TV show "Make Room for Daddy" was a scene of he and his son "Rusty" and Rusty was wearing a scout uniform....(Source: Stan Pope)

MY THREE SONS

List courtesy of Fred Godwin

* Heat Wave: 11/29/62
* Big Chief Bub: 02/7/63
* One of Our Moose is Missing: 10/22/64

ROSANNE

What about DJ Conner on Rosanne? He was a cub scout!! (Source: Jeff Lukens)

SCARECROW AND MRS. KING

In Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Amanda King [Kate Jackson] was a den leader for her son's den. Looking at the episode, the boys were a mix of wolf and bear cubs, and she was wearing the insignia incorrectly, she did leave the boys with her mom while she went off to rescue Scarecrow (never went to Youth Protection or read BSA policy). But I *LIKED* it!!! (Source: Kim Moye)

THE LUCY SHOW

The Lucy Show" (1962-68) had several episodes involving the Cub Scouts. List courtesy of Fred Godwin.

* Lucy Visits the White House: 03/25/63
* Lucy Teaches Ethel Merman to Sing: 02/03/64 **
* Ethel Merman and the Boy Scout Show: 02/10/1964 **
* Lucy and the Scout Trip: 03/30/64

** These episodes comprise a single story spread over two episodes

THE SIMPSONS

The Simpsons: Bart wakes up one day to find that he has joined the Scouts. (Source: William Coughlin)

YOUNG GOOF JR.

About Goofy's son a/k/a Max as a Scout. (Source: Dee LaRock)

THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES

(Source: Ed Henderson)


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