GeekUSA is brought to you by…: the Boy Scouts of America

19 May

It’s no secret – I was a scout once.  This commercial, which ran every damn five minutes on Channel 56 during cartoons, probably had some influence.  But check out the funky folk-soul-rock here, behind the kids doing their stuff.

Nowadays, the BSA, who spends most of their time picking on gays and atheists instead of teaching kids life skills and building fires, would never release a commercial this awesome.


Posted by on May 19, 2009 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “GeekUSA is brought to you by…: the Boy Scouts of America

  1. fever2tell

    May 19, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I remember this commercial! It made me so jealous of the boy scouts because all we did at the one girl scout meeting I ever went to was make Jell-o. I’m serious. Who wants to do that when you could be recording 8 tracks and boxing a kid with a killer afro!?

    P:S I feel kinda sorry for kids today who didn’t grow up on vintage 70s funk Sesame Street. They are so being robbed and they have no clue.

  2. Gilly

    May 19, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Seriously, F2T! I went to one girl scout meeting and quit. Who wants to sell cookies when you can be learning to tie knots (and, apparently, dance to awesome funk music?)

  3. Bill D.

    May 20, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Wow. Haven’t thought about that ad in years. 56 ran that thing for years, probably well-past its “sell by” date, I’m sure, along with that one Museum of Science ad (“Where it’s fun to find out!”) and all those Better Business Bureau spots with the Abominable Snowman.

  4. fever2tell

    May 20, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Srrsly Gilly. Remember in the mid 90s when there was this big whoopty-do over girls suing to be in the boy scouts? anyone who had ever gone to a girl scout meeting would know why, because the girl scouts were bo-RING!
    I mean, I love a bake off as much as the next gal but bake offs alone do not a well rounded young woman make. The pictures on girls scout cookie boxes these days show little girls repelling on a ropes course, so I’m hoping maybe times have changed. Too late for us though. It’s amazing to see how much less sexist the world has become even since I was a kid. Maybe by the time I’m 80 we’ll have a woman president?


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