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Still from Worth Scouting For in Movie Makers, Dec. 1945, 474.

Date produced: 1945


Alton Morton




450 ft





Sound Notes:



ACL Ten Best 1945 - General Class


"With the vitality of youth, the wonder of the woods and adolescent hunger for adventure, you have the ingredients for an excellent movie. Al Morton accepted the challenge offered by them, and turned out an interesting and competent film. Worth Scouting For has the indefinable quality that comes from fine filming, innate good taste and an understanding of boys' ways in the woods. Taking two independent youngsters and a large Boy Scout troop, Mr. Morton skillfully weaves a good story, based on the scorn of the two boys for the "sissy stuff" of Scouting. Both the troop and the boys go camping in the same area. The untrained campers make the mistakes avoided by the Scouts. They eat cold food because of their inability to build a fire; they become ill from smoking cigarettes which they have stolen; one almost drowns and is rescued by a Scout. They learn their lesson and decide that to "know how" is intelligent, not "sissy." A fine ability to film and direct youngsters with success makes Worth Scouting For an excellent picture which will be a delight to the actors in years to come. That, in itself, is a high accomplishment." Movie Makers, Dec. 1945, 495.


The film was "Movie of the Month" in Home Movies for June of 1945. The film receives a feature with a write-up and still images in Home Movies (June 1945, 238, 253-254).

Discussed by Morton in "Boy Scout Camp Filmed" (Movie Makers, Nov. 1945, 429, 442-444). The article describes the film's production and its purpose as a record for other scouts to watch. Film stills are shown.

Other films of Al Morton's can be found at, Alton Morton independent film collection, 1947-1968 Archives West .


  • Salt Lake City, Utah (Filming)






  • Screened by the Utah Cine Arts Club in 1946 and 1947: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Screened by the Seattle Amateur Movie Club in 1952: Seattle, WA

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