Boy Scout Troop 105 and Pembroke Media teamed up Sunday, August 18th on the Town Green for both a recycling drive and what turned out to be a “comedy” film shoot.
Each of the eleven young men in attendance took his turn filming the antics of the others. The budding filmmakers are Luke Lapham, Connor Giese, Nick Shea, Ryan Larsen, Kyle Keogh, Riley Larsen, C J Perry, Justin Gaiser, Lenny Lapham, Ryan Gaiser, and Evan Stockdale.
Scouts learned how to zoom in an out, keep quiet while filming so their own voice or gum-chewing didn't overpower the microphone, and focus on things of interest to them and their future audience.
The resultant five-minute video, “Troop 105 Recycling for Sustainability,” is a riot of dancing, jumping, silly phrases, and glee-filled facial expressions.
At one point the boys lined up and said their names, but who is Peter Dingkelvitch? Amidst much laughter, that's who one of the boys said he was.
After viewing, you will know who said “Are you Google? Because you're everything I'm searching for.”
Or how about this gem: “Your son is a monster?”
Three leaders also embraced the humorous spirit, each comically claiming to be the real Jim Twigg.
This edited jocular production is playing on various local cable access stations and at www.pembrokecommuntymedia.com, so tune in for the laughs.
Leader James Twigg called the event “a very exciting opportunity to earn an Eagle-required Sustainability merit badge through saving the environment, and also our first chance to raise some much needed money to help pay for camping trips.”
Twigg further explained that “'Sustainability' is a new Eagle-required merit badge that teaches Scouts about climate change, species extinction, resource extraction, green chemistry, recycling, and zero-waste manufacturing.”
During the Pembroke Arts Festival Friday August 9th through Sunday the 11 on the Town Green, Troop 105 distributed over 300 flyers announcing the “recycling drive for inkjet cartridges, cell phones/pagers, mp3 players, PDAs, old digital/video cameras, GPS and radar detectors, video games, accessories, consoles and handhelds: all things that need to be kept out of landfills.”
Pembroke Media publicized the happening with an e-mail blast to over 20% of Pembroke households, and an announcement in the on-line Patriot Ledger in the Blog section under “Local.”
Senior Patrol Leaders coordinated schedules to reach as many folks as possible, then met back at the Town Green August 18th to help the Pembroke Media Center collect and pack the items in boxes for shipping to the recycling organization.
All-in-all the joint effort between Pembroke's Boy Scout Troop 105 and Pembroke Media was a huge success as both an occasion for recycling and a chance for the boys to make their own movie.
“That’s what I’m talkin' about!!,” Twigg exclaimed in an e-mail to all involved.
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