(to get them interested in Miss Crump's history class, Andy has told the boys about the American Revolution and "the shot heard round the world")
Andy: You fellas look through that book, I bet you in a couple of weeks you'd be comin' in here tellin' me stories. That might not be a bad idea, you know that.
Andy: Form a kind of a troop... a history troop... Mayberry Minutemen.
Johnny Paul: Hey!
Howie: How 'bout that!
Whitey: I got a canteen!
Barney: (excited) Will you help us? (the boys look at him) Uh, I mean... help them.
Opie: Will you, Pa?
Andy: Sure. Be a pleasure. Soon as you pass the fitness test I'll deputize you.
Howie: What's the fitness test?
Andy: Oh, let's see... uh... oh... uh... how 'bout that list of dates the teacher give you?
Howie: You mean we gotta learn all that stuff?
Andy: Well you can't let in everybody.
Johnny Paul: He's right. We gotta keep somebody out… or it ain't a club.
Andy: What say? Mayberry Minutemen... always ready with the answers?
All the boys: Yeah!
Opie: And any guy that don't join is British!