Title Details

Scouting in Australia

Illustrates the impact upon a boy of his joining the Scouts
Year : 1971 | Total Duration : 17 Minutes | Producer : Joe Scully
Director : Jack Rogers |
Boy greeting his father as he drives his car into the driveway after work then walking away disappointed as his father tells him he's too busy to go fishing with him. GS boy playing with pinball machine alone. Two boy scouts interrupt his game to invite him to their scout rally. VS of rally with local mayor at microphone to open it. VS of events including fire building, climbing stick ladders, walking rope bridges. walking on tin cans, pancake race etc. VS of scouts with parents
Access No. 145218 | 2 mins 40 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Young scout introducing his friend to scoutmaster. VS boy in scout uniform learning oath and MS of him sitting with scout master discussing the book of scouting rules. GS boy and his mother looking at scout uniforms in shop window. VS of boy during his investiture surrounded by other scouts from his troop with his parents watching. CU of boy taking oath and having his group colours tied around his neck, receiving badges and certificate. MS scoutmaster taking to boy's parents and CUs of them looking at brochure.
Access No. 145219 | 2 mins 58 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Young scout sitting in lounge room with his parents discussing his father taking part in the scout movement. WS scout committee meeting. CUs people speaking from the floor. MS people speaking informally over cups of tea. GS three men taking equipment from Police Rescue van. CU scout lead on walkie-talkie on location with rescue unit. VS Roamer Scouts assisting police and rescue unit with search. CU scout leader looking at map with policeman.
Access No. 145220 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS handicapped boy scouts and scoutmasters taking part in flag parade. VS scouts doing fundraising chores including bottle collecting, car washing, mowing lawns and painting fences. CUs badges. CU scouts performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation techniques on dummy overseen by ambulance officer. CU scout's firefighter's badge. VS scouts being shown firefighting techniques from fire officer. CU scout's wirelessman badge. GS roof aerial at night. VS scouts broadcasting for annual Jamboree on-the-air. VS scouts from a variety of nationalities communicating around table. GS scoutmaster holding meeting with fathers in hall.
Access No. 145221 | 2 mins 27 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Adult scouts bushwalking with backpacks and stopping near waterhole to erect tents and make fire. VS erecting tent with tree branches as poles, cooking on camp fire and eating. VS scout's father being invested as Assistant scoutmaster at ceremony. VS children putting together makeshift raft assisted by scoutmasters and playing on it in waterhole. VS children jumping from rope into water. VS jamboree for older scouts known as a "Venture". VS of boys on adventure equipment and obstacle courses. GS scouts erecting tent in rain. GS and high angle views of boys in life jackets canoeing.
Access No. 145222 | 2 mins 28 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS senior boy scouts including Asian members during activities such as bricklaying, welding, spraypainting and waterskiing. VS archery, tilt to gliding, GS dragcar racing and GS skydiving with parachutes opening as scouts jump from planes. VS parachutists through air and landing. VS jamboree with scouts from all over the world greeting each other. High angle pan over large crowd at Leppington Jamboree opening. Zoom out from covered stage to scouts sitting on surrounding slopes throwing hats in the air. WS scouts and flags in silhouette against late afternoon light.
Access No. 145223 | 3 mins 7 secs | 1970s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |