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Good Scouts (1938)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Animation | 8 July 1938 (USA)
Donald Duck is Scoutmaster of his nephews on a camping trip at Yellowstone National Park, but his lack of leadership skills results in the Scouts having to help the Scoutmaster out of one predicament after another.


Jack King
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice)


Donald is leading a scout troop consisting of his nephews on a hike in the woods. Donald isn't nearly the expert on the woods that he thinks he is, much to the amusement of the boys. In a bid for sympathy, he douses himself in catsup and fakes injury; the boys bandage him so thoroughly he can't see, and he stumbles into a pot of honey, and is soon getting all too much attention from a bear. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The original title card to this short, for unknown reasons, was replaced with a more generic card in reissues, making it one of the handful of cartoons to have suffered this situation (others include "Symphony Hour", "How to Play Football", and "Rugged Bear"). See more »


When Huey, Dewey, Louie pushes the round boulder over a cliff to block the geyser, the geyser erupts even bigger sending the rock up to Donald Duck and the Bear jumps on the rock and chases him even when night comes. Both Donald and the grizzly bear would've got tired very quickly due to being covered in fur and feathers and they would've likely fallen off the round boulder rock even before night came. See more »


Huey: Yippee!
[Huey grabs the ax from the tree stump and is about to chop the tiny tree down when Donald blows the whistle]
Donald Duck: Gimme that! You call that a tree? Shame on you, I'll show you a big size tree. Oh boy, oh boy! I'll show you how to do it.
[Donald duck spits on his hands and gets ready to swing his ax on the tree, but Huey looks at the sign and discovers it's a petrified tree, he runs up to Donald Duck]
Huey: No no Uncle Donald!
Donald Duck: Go on, scram! Doggone kids, don't know how to do anything.
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Edited into All Together (1942) See more »

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Following the leader...
12 December 2015 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

Donald takes on a follow-the-leader role as he takes his scout troop - Huey, Duey and Louie - to a hike in the woods.

As bad luck will have it, Donald not-so-expertise in the woods lands him in a hilarious tussle with a bear. His nephews doesn't really help much as they bandage him so thoroughly from a stumble that he can't see bear. Donald takes the brunt of the bad luck.

This cartoon has its funny moments with great animation and colorful characters. But it doesn't show much teamwork between Donald and his nephews. There are better ones featuring Donald and his nephews out there.

Grade C+

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Release Date:

8 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buenos exploradores See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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