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About a Boy Scout 

Boy scouts honor.

Director:

Scott Ellis

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Ali Adler (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Bartha ... David Sawyer
Andrew Rannells ... Bryan Collins
Georgia King ... Goldie Clemmons
Bebe Wood ... Shania Clemmons
NeNe Leakes ... Rocky Rhoades
Jayson Blair ... Clay Clemmons (credit only)
Ellen Barkin ... Jane Forrest (credit only)
John Stamos ... Brice
Lenny Jacobson ... Ben
Greg Pitts ... Pat
Kevin Christy ... Freddie
Thomas Barbusca ... Donny
Jim Wisniewski ... Hank
Sara Van Horn ... Cat Lady
Becky Feldman ... Odd Looking Woman
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David is delighted by the local scout troop's awe for his badges-attested skills when he joins despite the antiquated statutory ban on gays. Even Brian, who abhors the boyish 'hardships', is delighted by the welcoming atmosphere and camaraderie. Yet David is ratted out to the HQ and officially expelled. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Rocky Rhoades: This is LA! You do not trust any man who gives you a gift over 20 dollars!
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A swing and a miss
26 June 2014 | by vikmar-37-52605See all my reviews

I do not agree with the policies of the Boy Scouts of America, but the writers of this show should have done 5 minutes of research before attempting to take them to task. Almost everything they showed regarding scouting is incorrect, in a large part because they have confused Boy Scouting with Cub Scouting. This episode used the wrong terminology, had them meeting way too often, and had them doing the wrong things.

A group of Cub Scouts is a Pack, not a Troop. Their leader is a Cubmaster, not a Scoutmaster. The group of boys that David joins is a Wolf Den, run by Den Leaders, not Scoutmasters. Wolf Dens are not allowed to go camping by themselves. Setting traps, building lean-tos, identifying edible plants, and starting fires without matches are not part of Cub Scouting. Cub Scouts do not earn badges for etymology or archery. Archery programs are not permitted at Den and Pack activities. The vehicle that David built in no way resembles a Pinewood Derby car (it's much too wide and the wheels don't move).

If you don't care enough about a topic to read a Wikipedia page, then why write a whole show about it?


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