This film is part of Free

A Place in Scouting

One of the Troop - awkward attempts at including disabled young people in Scouting in the Sixties

Promotional 1966 29 mins



A fascinating insight into how disabled young people are inducted into the Scout Association and movement in the 1960s. Despite some laudable attempts at inclusion, it is clear that social awkwardness and ambivalent attitudes around "the handicapped" still pervaded the Scouting at that time. Spot film-maker Bryan Forbes making a celebrity appearance.