Various shots of a rather fantastical display of sports represented by "seasonal tableaux".
New York City, United States of America (USA)
LS High general view of the boy scouts massing in the arena of Madison Square Gardens for the biggest scout-o-rama ever held in America. MS Spectators. MS Margaret Truman (daughter of President Harry Truman of the United States of America) posing for a photograph with some of the boys. MS A tableau representing the sports of Spring. (Boys in body paint to make them appear like bronze statues.) Lights go out and tableau changes. MS Two men watching and clapping. MS A tableau representing the sports of Summer. Light fades to MS Autumn sports. (3 shots). LS Tumbling display as one boy leaps and then does a head-over-heels, over a row of 10 crouched "Scout-O-Rama" boys. LS High shot. The climax of the evening, a massed Indian dance involving about 100 boys in full "Indian" head-dress. (3 shots).
Cataloguer's Note: "Date received" on original paperwork, reads: 27/5/48. Paperwork also records that some fifteen thousand American youths took part in a pageant of America, which climaxed in the "Indian dance". By today's standards, a rather bizarre display of sports represented by "seasonal tableaux". Sound is intermittent and of poor quality.