• Short Summary

    Large group of boy scouts sit around a campfire singing traditional songs.

  • Description

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Meet the Boy Scouts of Birmingham... not to mention a thousand or so friends - all in a Camp, fire sing-song - "

    Camera pans across a huge number of boys singing around a campfire. They are singing in the round. The song is: "Campfire's burning, campfire's burning, draw nearer, draw nearer etc." M/S of a group of scouts - their faces are lit up by the fire. A man walks in front of the boys - he is smoking (not a very good example to set!) We see a man conducting the singing in the foreground. "This is the ideal way of singing - when the Camp fire gives a warm welcome." Panning shot and C/U of boys singing. M/S of man conducting the singing. He is seen in silhouette against the light of the fire. They are singing another traditional campfire song (not recognised by this cataloguer, possibly "I'm Going to Get My Ticket if I Can"?). More shots of the boys and the man conducting. Another song ("We're Happy When We're Hiking"?) is sung.

    Note: some sections of the sound are missing and a couple of frames of image are missing. Julian's note - Tail of track neg is fading, pre-decomposition stickiness - 17/9/98.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:19:00 / 01:08:25:00
    PSP 704

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