follow me, boys
the year: 1966
the genre: drama
the cast: Fred MacMurray (Lemuel Siddons); Vera Miles (Vida Downey); Lillian Gish (Hetty Seibert); Charles Ruggles (John Everett Hughes); Elliott Reid (Ralph Hastings); Kurt Russell (Whitey)
the plot: After one year too many on the road with a ramshackle jazz band, itinerant musician Lem Siddons decides to put down roots in Hickory, a small Midwestern town, by taking a job as a clerk in a general store. With the dual purpose of impressing bank teller Vida Downey and instilling values in the local boys and keep them out of trouble, Siddons starts a local Scout troop, which sets him on a lifelong roller-coaster ride as a Scoutmaster to a steady stream of high-spirited youngsters.
count: how many scouts are in the original Troop #1.
don’t miss: when the troop ends up in the middle of war games – “Show him how to tie a sheepshank and let him go.”
check out: the lodge the scouts build out at the lake.
listen for: “Holy jumpin' blue-eyed cow!”
also listen for: “Young man, you are a popinjay. And YOU, sir are an employer of popinjays.”
count: how many scouts show up for Lem Siddons Day.