Scouting Along with Burl Ives

Scouting Along with Burl Ives

Infobox Album
Name = Scouting Along with Burl Ives
Type = studio
Longtype =
Artist = Burl Ives

Caption = 1964 LP album cover
Released = 1964
Recorded =
Genre = Folk
Length =
Label = Columbia
Producer =
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|2|5 [ link]
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:"Note: This article is linked to the discography in the Burl Ives article."

"Scouting Along with Burl Ives" is a 1964 album, subtitled "The Official Boy Scout Album". [Burl Ives, "Scouting Along with Burl Ives", Columbia CSP347, 1964: [ link] .] Ives was commissioned by the Boy Scouts of America to make this album, which is now available on CD at [ [ Scouting Along with Burl Ives Classics] at] Ives is accompanied by a choir of boys and an orchestra directed by Sid Bass. Greg Adams of "Allmusic" writes, "Scouting Along With Burl Ives" is essentially a work-for-hire children's album made for the Boy Scouts and is therefore of limited appeal, but the professionalism and enthusiasm Ives and Bass exhibit are admirable." [Greg Adams, Review of "Scouting Along with Burl Ives", in "Allmusic": [ link] .] The album features folk and other songs that might be sung around a campfire.

Ives had a long-standing relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Lone Scout before that group merged with the Boy Scouts of America in 1924. [Lone Scout Foundation, "How the Lone Scouts of America Came To Be": [ link] .] The collection of his papers at the New York Library for the Performing Arts includes a photograph of Ives being "inducted" into the Boy Scouts in 1966. [Guide to the Burl Ives Papers, 1913-1975, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: [ link] .] Ives received the organization's Silver Buffalo Award, its highest honor. [NNDB: Tracking the Entire World: Silver Buffalo: [ link] . ] The certificate for the award is hanging on the wall of the Scouting Museum in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. [The World of Scouting Museum at Valley Forge: Our Collection: [ link] .] Ives often performed at the annual Boy Scouts of America jamboree, including the 1981 jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, where he shared the stage with the Oak Ridge Boys. [John C. Halter, "A Spirit of Time and Place," "Scouting Magazine", September 2004: [ link] .] There is a 1977 sound recording of Ives being interviewed by boy scouts at the National Jamboree at Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania; on this tape he also sings and talks about scouting, teaching, etc. [WorldCat: OCLC No. 28143341: [ link] .] Ives is also the narrator of a 28-minute film about the 1977 National Jamboree. In the film, which was produced by the Boy Scouts of America, Ives "shows the many ways in which scouting provides opportunities for young people to develop character and expand their horizons." [WorldCat: OCLC No. 5641115: [ link] .]

Track listing

# "Boy Scouts of America"
# "The Quartermaster's Store"
# "The Herdsman"
# "I Points to Mineself"
# "Campfire Medley"
# "I'm Happy When I'm Hiking"
# "Three Jolly Fisherman"
# "Now the Day Is Over"
# "We're All Together Again"
# "On My Honor"
# "Ham and Eggs"
# "Hi Ho! Nobody Home"
# "Camp Menu Song"
# "Clementine"
# "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain"
# "Taps"

ee also

*Scouting in popular culture


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