- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The random subplot about the army mistaking the Scout troop for a rival military, which stars a bunch of new scouts we've only just met, makes a wacky comedy of the military trying to slaughter a pack of kids, is filled with Vietnam Stock Footage, and has no bearing on the rest of the plot at all. After it's over the subplot gets one passing mention ("This wouldn't have anything to do with the time we captured that tank?") and then is never brought up again.
- Cliché Storm: Picture two hours of Leave It to Beaver and The Andy Griffith Show episodes strung together.
- Critical Research Failure: During Whiteys daring rescue of another Scout on a cliff, the Boy Scout knot best suited for the job would have been a bowline (because the loop doesnt contract or expand, it can be used as an emergency harness), rather than his improvised harness ending in a square or granny knot, which can slip. However it can also be a justified Didn't Think This Through though, because as a kid dealing with an emergency without any adult assistance, the knots he was using were probably the least of his concerns.
- Ear Worm: Follow me, boys, follow me...
- Ending Fatigue: Just when the film seems to have resolved its main plot, it jumps ahead a few months (or even several years) and covers a new one, then does that again at least four or five times.
- Took the Bad Film Seriously: Lillian Gish, silent film legend who once froze her hand and face for the art, puts her all into playing Hetty Seibert, especially in a touching scene where she tearfully remembers her sons lost in World War I, a scene that comes right after the army-gone-wild plot.
YMMV / Follow Me, Boys!