How many of these 20 Scouting cartoons from 1960-63 still hold true today?

Cartoon-1963-Camp-Dreams“A boy is naturally full of humor,” Scouting founder Baden-Powell once said.

So it’s completely appropriate for us to share a good-natured laugh about those funny, spontaneous moments that make Scouting great.

In that spirit, I’ve gathered 20 of my favorite Scouting cartoons from the 1960 to 1963 issues of Scouting magazine (available for anyone’s perusal in our app — just search your device’s app store.)

Do these scenes still ring true today? Which are your favorites? Do any remind you of your Scouts? Have a laugh after the jump.

Sometimes boards of review are more trying for the Scouters than the Scouts…

Cartoon-1960-Board-of-Review

Can’t get your Cub Scouts to calm down? Here’s one idea…

Cartoon-1960-Den-Mothers

Taste test, anyone?

Cartoon-1961-Dinner

Would this have been considered “racy” back in the ’60s?

Cartoon-1961-Girls-School

Maybe you should try birthdays…

Cartoon-1961-Height

Scoutmaster knows best, right?

Cartoon-1961-Poisonous

Oops.

Cartoon-1961-Wedding-Day

Might be seen as sexist by today’s standards. Still pretty funny.

Cartoon-1961-Wife

Chemistry merit badge — adult supervision required.

Cartoon-1962-Chemistry

Cubmobiles pictured here, but would this apply to pinewood derbies, too?

Cartoon-1962-Cubmobiles

A trained Boy Scout: don’t leave home without one.

Cartoon-1962-Emergency

That’s what you get for making sugar packets the pre-meeting snack!

Cartoon-1962-Order

Know any Scouts who “pack” like this?

Cartoon-1962-Overpacking

Merit badges do indeed lead to careers, so this one’s funny and true.

Cartoon-1962-Rabbits

Do not try this at home (or if you do just don’t tell us).

Cartoon-1963-Behaved

This is every Scout around May each year.

Cartoon-1963-Camp-Dreams

Now that Cooking merit badge is required, this’ll only get worse!

Cartoon-1963-Cooking

Everything including the kitchen sink.

Cartoon-1963-Forgetful

So true…

Cartoon-1963-Messy

Is that a telephone booth? I’ve read about those…

Cartoon-1963-Rain

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.