Cub Scout Roundtable

Information and Ideas for Silver Star Cub Scout Leaders

Be Prepared

Required: Any number of Scouts
Air horn or siren or even trashcan lids to make a startling loud noise.

Preparation: Have one scout in the back of the audience by the last part of the skit.

 

Notes:This skit fills in between other skits. You need to arrange it with the program leader so he does not announce it as a skit and understands how it works.

Script:

First scout seriously walks to center stage, makes the scout sign and waits for silence. When it is fairly quiet, he loudly proclaims "Be Prepared!" and then walks offstage.

Another skit or announcement or song.

Second scout walks to center stage, raises scout sign and waits for silence. When quiet, proclaims "Be Prepared!" and walks off.
Another skit.

Third scout does the same thing.
Another skit.

All three scouts walk center stage and hold up the sign. The fourth scout needs to be in back of audience ready to make noise. When the scouts lower their signs, he blows the horn hopefully startling the audience.
All three scouts say, "We told you to BE PREPARED!"

Emergency Alert System

 

Required: Any number of Scouts

Notes: Make sure you practice so the Beeeeeps start and stop when they should and so that the punch line does not drag on too long.

 

Script:

All scouts but one stands in line. Lead scout is in front or to one side.
Leader: For the next ten seconds we will conduct a test of the emergency broadcast system.
(Line of scouts all makes Beeeeeeeeeeep sound until the leader raises his hand.)

Leader: Thank you. This concludes the test of the emergency broadcast system. Had this been an actual emergency, you would have heard...
(Line of scouts screams in panic and run around)

38 Over the Cliff

 

Required: 2 scouts

Script:

Scene: One scout is standing at the top of a high cliff, peering down over the edge.

Scout 1: 38, 38, 38, 38, ...
Scout 2: (walks up behind first scout ) Hey, be careful there! What are you doing?
Scout 1: Take a look! There's 38 of 'em down there!
Scout 2: (peers over the edge) 38? 38 what? I don't see anything.
(Scout 1 gives him a gentle push on the back, just enough to send him over the edge.)
Scout 1: 39, 39, 39, ...

Note: You can do this with more than two Scouts.

Invisible Bench - plus Add-Ons

 

Required: 4 to 8 scouts

Script:

Scout #1 walks onstage and squats down as if he is sitting on a bench that is invisible.
Scout #2 walks up to #1.
Scout #2: Whatcha doin'?
Scout #1: Just sitting on this invisible bench.
Scout #2: Can I join you?
Scout #1: Sure.
Scout #2 sits down next to #1.
Scout #3 repeats the dialog.
Each scout comes on and repeats, making a long line of scouts sitting on the bench.

Last scout walks up to line of scouts.
last Scout : What are you guys doing?
all people: Just sitting here on this invisible bench.
last Scout : No you aren't. I moved the bench over there. (points)

All the sitting scouts fall down.



Add-On #1:
last Scout : No you aren't. I moved the bench over there yesterday. (points)
Scout #1: But, I moved it back here this morning!
last Scout : Oh, ok! (and sits down with the rest)



Add-On #2:
last Scout : Oh, ok! (and sits down with the rest)
one more Scout : What are you guys doing?
all Scouts: Sitting on this invisible bench.
one more Scout : Oh no! I just got done painting that bench!
all Scouts: AAAAGH! (stand up and wipe paint off back sides.



Add-On #3:
one more Scout : Oh no! I just got done painting that bench!
Scout #1: Oh, that's ok. We all have our invisible paint suits on. (all stand up, and unzip front of suits and step out.)

 

Ole, the Champion Climber

 

Required: 2 scouts

Notes: This is a campfire skit and works best outside where there are bushes and trees. It is an MC run-on to fill in between other skits.

Script:

MC: (to audience) You are lucky to be here this evening. You will witness a tree climbing demonstration by the world-record tree climber, Ole Petersen. Ole, come on down!

Ole: Hiya, it's sure good to be here, yah!

MC: Well, Ole, are you ready to demonstrate your skills? Go ahead and find a tree out there and start climbing!

(Ole runs offstage left or right into the woods out of sight. MC gives him a while to start 'climbing')

MC: Ole! How high are you?
Ole: Oh, I'd say I'm about 25 feet up. It's pretty hard climbing.
MC: Well, we'll check in with Ole after this next [skit, song, announcement,...]

(do another skit. When it is finished, check in with Ole)

MC: Hey, Ole, how high are you now?
Ole: Oh, I'd say I'm up about 50 feet now! The air's getting a little thin.
MC: Wow! He's doing great! Keep it up, Ole! We'll check in with Ole after this next skit.

MC: Hey, Ole, how high are you now?
Ole: Oh, I'd say I'm up about 100 feet now! I can see for miles up here!
MC: Ole! The tallest trees in this forest are only 70 feet!
Ole: Aaaaaaaaaahhhh! (make crashing noise in bushes)

Can of Cola

 

WARNING! This Skit features some bodily humor that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Required: one can of cola, one stool and several Scouts.

Script:

First scout brings in a stool, puts it down, leaves.

Next scout brings in a can of coca cola, puts it on the stool, leaves.

Next scout opens the can of coke, puts it back on the stool, leaves.

Next scout drinks the whole can of coke, leaves.

Next scout takes the can, leaves.

Next scout takes the stool, leaves.

Next scout comes in, does a really long burp, leaves.

Follow the Tracks

 

Required: 4 scouts

Script:

(All scouts are sitting around a campfire.)

Scout #1: (walks over to storage box and looks in.) Hey, we're about out of meat. I'm going to go get a deer.
(Everyone waits while he walks offstage and comes back. 5-10 seconds is fine OR can be longer with a skit or song in between.)

Scout #2: Hey, nice deer! How did you get it?
Scout #1: I just followed the tracks.
Scout #2: You know, some rabbit would go well with that deer. I'm going to go get some.
(Everyone waits until he returns.)

Scout #3: Nice rabbits. How did you get them?
Scout #2: I just followed the tracks.
Scout #3: Nothing like a little possom to go with rabbit. I'll go get some.
(Everyone waits until he returns.)

Scout #4: Nice possom. How did you get them?
Scout #3: I just followed the tracks.
Scout #4: Squirrel always adds flavor. I'll go get some.
(Everyone waits until he returns.)

(Scout #4 comes limping back, broken leg, all banged up and barely alive.)
Scout #1: Hey, what happened to you?
Scout #4: I just followed the tracks...
Scout #4: And a train hit me!

Fishing Secrets

 

WARNING! This Skit has gross parts that may not be appropriate for all audiences or venues.

Required: 4 or 5 scouts

Script:

3 or 4 scouts in a group, all fishing and not catching anything. 1 other scout walks onstage, waves to them and they wave back. He sits a distance away and starts fishing. He catches a fish and repeats it a few times.

One scout gets up and walks over to the scout that is catching fish.
Scout #1: I've been here fishing all day and haven't caught anything. You've almost caught your limit already. What's your secret?
Fish Scout : mumble mumble with mouth closed.
Scout #1: What did you say?
Fish Scout : mumble mumble with mouth closed.
Scout #1: Oh never mind! (walks back to buddies)
Scout #1: He's kinda strange. I couldn't understand him.

Repeat with each scout asking his secret until the last scout tries.
Last Scout : We've been here all day and haven't caught anything. What's your secret?
Fish Scout : mumble mumble with mouth closed.
Last Scout : What?
Fish Scout : mumble mumble with mouth closed.
Last Scout : Oh, come on. You can tell me, buddy! (and gives him a slap on the back which causes the scout to take a big hard swallow and look kind of sick.)
Fish Scout : I said - 'You have to keep the worms warm!'

Alternate ending:

Last Scout: Oh, come on! You can tell me!

 

Fish Scout: (Reaching into mouth and pulls out gummi worm) I SAID… You have to keep the worms warm!

Gotta Go WEE!

Required: Any number of scouts and 1 leader

Script:

All scouts lay or stand in a line sleeping with leader at one end and Scout #1 at the other.

Scout #1: I gotta go Wee.
(each scout passes the request down the line until it gets to the leader)
leader: you'll have to hold it.
(scouts pass the reply back)
Scout #1: I really gotta go Wee.
(pass it down)
leader: No, go back to sleep.
(pass it down)
Scout #1: But, I REALLY, REALLY gotta go Wee.
leader: Alright, go then!
Scout #1: (stands up, runs around yelling) WEEEEEEEEE!

Share on Facebook

Share on Facebook