Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. – Gomer Maneuvers

While doing war game maneuvers with his squad, Gomer Pyle inadvertently leads his group to a Girl Scout camp where they raid a camp full of girls instead of their opposing squad in the “Gomer Maneuvers” episode of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Already in the doghouse for revealing where they would be setting up camp to Sgt. Hacker a day earlier, Gomer is sent back to base when he is captured by Sgt. Hacker’s men. Seeing another opportunity, Sgt. Hacker tries to use Gomer as bait to lead them to his squad but instead of leading them back to his own camp, Gomer leads Sgt. Hacker’s men to the Girl Scouts. While at the Girl Scout camp, Gomer’s squad closes in, winning the maneuver and a $50 bet for Sgt. Carter, who claims it was his plan all along.

The episode debuted on February 21, 1969, 21 episodes into the final season of the show that spun off from the Andy Griffith Show and lasted five seasons from 1964 to 1969.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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