Talk:Citizenship in the Community

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Is it really useful to have links to movies? And if it is, is it a good idea to recommend R movies such as Passion of the Christ, Braveheart,Schindler's List, or The Patriot? Epmatsw 15:35, June 17, 2007 (EDT)

I think it is useful. I know some scouts in my troop might pass off Napoleon Dynamite off for this requirement, so having examples definitely helps. As far as rated R movies, I think there needs to be a note put by those movies saying that they are rated R. It might not be a bad idea to put the rating of each movie next to the movie, as some scouts might not be allowed to watch a PG13 movie.--Wakleon 16:22, August 28, 2007 (EDT)
Agreed, and besides, this is Braveheart and The Passion, not Starship Troopers :P Swim4lyfe 18:55, August 28, 2007 (EDT)
well the requirment does say 'with approval of counselor and parent' , but I would still recommend removing any R rated movie as a suggestion. Most guys get plenty of those outside of scouts. After some discussion, a small group of our guys picked 'Pay it Forward', so I agree With including some PG13. --Garyww99 18:00, August 29, 2007 (Signature added to post... Please, always "sign" your posts on any "Talk" page by typing four tildes, like so: ~~~~) Thanks, --RWSmith (Sysop), 20:53, August 29, 2007 (EDT))
We're not talking about Saw or something: these are movies like Braveheart, which ranks as one of the top 100 movies ever made, and would definitely fulfill the requirement. As for the Passion: well, it's about Christ, which is extremely relevant, especially to a Christian Scout. Swim4lyfe 20:33, August 29, 2007 (EDT)
Can we set *some* sort of standard? The Patriot is rated R for bloodshed. It's greatly LESS offensive than the PG-13 rating that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves has for sexuality. Maybe a brief note such as "R for violence" or "PG-13 for sexuality", etc. Frankly, I'm not too concerned with my 15-year old watching the violence in Rob Roy, but I'd never let him watch Robin Hood at his age. EagleForumFan 03:15, December 6, 2007 (EST)
Is this the way it's going to be then? I see that 3 excellent movies (rated R for violence) were removed while some PG-13 that are sexual enough to make me fast forward are left. RW, would you PLEASE set the definitive standard? It cannot simply be by MPAA because many PG-13s are of considerably less worth than many Rs, and are greatly more offensive. I'm adding back in those that were pulled for now. Can you please write some set-in-stone guidelines so we don't have this 'discussion' every few weeks? EagleForumFan 05:56, February 16, 2008 (EST)


I see a note about PG-13. Is that the standard that's being set? I think it's very difficult to use MPAA ratings as a standard because (a) they're not always consistent, and (b) the amount of sexual content allowable in a PG-13 movie can be appalling while a stray word, bloodshed, or religious content can earn a film an 'R'. I added ratings and very short commentary, then I linked Kids-in-Mind where possible rather than IMDB. KIM is a review site for parents that rates films in three specific ways: Sex & Nudity, Violence & Gore, and Profanity. Parents can see at a glance whether a movie is appropriate for their child. As a parent, I'd rather see "borderline" movies listed, letting me and my Scout discuss and choose. EagleForumFan

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