First I’ve heard of this film: “759: Boy Scouts of Harlem,” a film by Jake Boritt and Justin Szlasa.
Have you seen it?
2010 is the 100th anniversary of Scouting in the U.S. This film is not officially a part of that celebration — but expect to see more like it. This film was produced independently, with approval from one Scout council, but entirely independent from Scouting otherwise.
Would this make a good recruiting device for your troop? Why or why not?
Perhaps one of the Scouts in your troop, working on the cinematography merit badge, might be inspired to make a film like this about your troop.
- Website for the film
- WordPress blog for the film, 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem
- FAQ on the film and the filmmakers
- You can buy a DVD of the film, or get a kit to use the film to raise money for your Scout unit
- Wikipedia site for the film
- Facebook page for the film
- MySpace page for the film
- Ten Mile River Scout Museum clip from the film, on YouTube