For God And My Country DVD
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY (BOY SCOUTS): Narrator Tommy Rettig, the original star of "Lassie", enthusiastically documents the annual Boy Scout Jamboree in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Thousands of Scout troops from all over the country set up their camps, each inspired by what their town or state is famous for: the Seattle troop carves a giant totem pole; the Holland, Michigan troop does clog dancing. Rettig recounts the history of scouting and details how the scouts spend the week doing all sorts of "great outdoors" activities, including a big, outdoor, night-time, campfire sing-a-long. Rettig's ultimate message: Scouting turns strangers into buddies. USA, 1957, Color, 15 minutes.
THE LIGHTED WINDOW (GIRL SCOUTS): A troop of disinterested girl scouts suddenly gets a real, big goal to chase after: finding a place to new hold events after their school gym becomes off-limits. This quaint film (from a much more innocent time) follows the girls as they are stymied by the lack of a place to hold school events. Slowly but surely, they form a plan, hit the town, and through wholesome adventures, their mission takes them all the way to a meeting of concerned citizens and then a public referendum. And on election night... it passes! The girls get their night-time place (the "lighted window") to hold events and they realize that what mattered most was how their goal brought them closer together. USA, 1955, B&W, 14 minutes.
Two films on one DVD. Total running time: 29 minutes.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)