Cub Scout Chefs/Cub Scout Upside Down Stew
San Francisco Bay Area Council
Setting: On stage is a huge pot, made from cardboard carton. The pot could be painted on the side of the carton. Boys getting into the pot, pile on top of each other face down.
Boy with chef's hat is stirring in pot with a broomstick.
Chef (Pretends to taste) Hmmmmm-mm. Tastes like a well-rounded den to me.
Den Leader: What did you put in it?
Chef: (reading from oversized card marked "Recipe") Cub Scouts that do their best. (Any number of uniformed Cubs climb into Pot)
"A sense of humor"
(Grinning Cub wearing sign "Humor" climbs into pot)
"A pinch of wanting to please".
(Cub wearing sign, "I want to please" sign climbs into pot)
"A dash of mischief"
(Cub wearing sign, "Mischief" sign climbs into pot)
"A bit of obedience"
(Cub wearing "Obedience" sign climbs into pot)
"A bundle of sunshine"
Cub wearing "Sunshine" sign climbs into pot)
"And a ton of Energy
Cub wearing "Energy" sign climbs into pot)
"Stir well and you have Cub Scout Upside Down Stew".
Den Leader: (pretends to taste) Tastes like dirty blue jeans to me!
Heart of America Council
Personnel: 6 Cub Scouts around a table.
Equipment: Ping pong ball, sponge, white golf tees, pan with ice cream bars in the bottom.
Cub 1: Isnít it great our leader is letting us make a pie for our den meeting treat?
Cub 2: Sure is. I donít know what kind of pie it is, but here are the directions.
Cub 3: Letís see, first you put in these walrus eyes.
Cub 4: Walrus eyes? Are you sure?
Cub 3: Says so right here. (Puts ping pong balls in pan)
Cub 5: OK, next put in a pound of blubber.
Cub 4: A pound of blubber? Are you sure?
Cub 5: Thatís what it says in the recipe. (puts in white sponges.)
Cub 6: The next thing is to add are two dozen polar bear teeth.
Cub 4: I donít believe that. Why would you put teeth in a pie?
Cub 3: Hey, you have to have teeth to eat a pie!
Cub 6: Here go the teeth. (Puts in golf tees)
Cub 1: Now we let it freeze for one hour. (Put lid on pan)
Cub 2: (holds up sign that says "one hour later")
Cub 1: Letís see what weíve got. (Uncovers pot)
All: (Look into pan and exclaim) Eskimo pies! (Pulls out ice cream bars, open and eat)
The Land of Chew and Swallow
Heart of America Council
Personnel: 5 Cub Scouts and narrator
Equipment: Plates and silver, big bread slice, a big bandage
(Enter two boys carrying plates and silver)
Narrator: Over the mountains and across the stars in a far hidden corner of the world lies the land of Chew and Swallow. It's a very special land, which you will soon see.
Cub 1: What do think weíll have for supper tonight?
Cub 2: I donít know but I hope we donít have a spaghetti storm again. It leaves the trees a mess.
Narrator: You see in this land all the food comes with the weather or the weather is the food. It rains milk and juice and they have bread storms and drumstick cloud bursts. Everything was fine until one day the weather started to go bad.
(Enter two boys holding their noses and one with a bandaged head)
Cub 3: Watch out itís a big bread blow in. (Big bread slice falls in)
Narrator: The storm continued. Instead of normal size food the meat balls were as big as bowling balls and the bread a size never seen before. Roofs were crushed and people were getting hurt. Something had to be done.
Cub 4: What will we do? (Head bandaged)
Cub 2: Iíve heard of a land over the sea where people have to grow and cook their food.
Cub 3: We canít stay here. My house is buried under a pizza.
Cub 4: The smell is getting bad and people are getting hurt.
Cub 5: Letís use the stale bread to make boats and find this new place to live.
Narrator: So the work began on the bread boats to take them to the new land. (All boys working on boats and set sail. Boats land and people welcome new friends)
Narrator: Now starts the fun of getting your own food ready and learning new skills. (Boys learning to cook at picnic)
Cub 1: Life was easy before but I like knowing what Iím going to eat at each meal and not have to wait for the weather.
Is It Time Yet?
York Adams Council
Sure, this is a regular favorite and it usually has nothing to do with Cub Grub, but you can add a twist that gets everyone's focus just a little bit away from what they usually expect. And make sure you practice this a few times (or a lot of times) before you get them in front of the group to do it.
Props: At one end of the "lineup" is someone stirring a pot. Also, everyone else in the lineup has a soup bowl and spoon in their hand.
Setup: Have all the boys who are doing the skit sitting in a row (the lineup) with their bowls in their hands and their legs crossed all in the same direction. The last boy at one end of the lineup also has his legs crossed, but instead of having the soup bowl, he has a big soup pot and is stirring it.
Action: The first Cub at the end of the line (opposite the soup pot) begins. He turns to the one next to him and asks "Is it time yet?" That boy responds with "I don't know, but I sure am hungry." He then turns to the one next to him and asks "Is it time yet?" This continues down the line until the question gets to the one stirring the pot. He stops, lifts the spoon out of the pot and does a taste test. He makes a "yuck" face and responds "Nope, not yet." This response gets passed on down the line to the first boy. They all start playing a little with their soup bowls for a while (looking in them, stirring their spoons, turning them upside down in disappointment, etc.). Then the first boy in line begins the questioning again and the routine repeats itselfóall the way to the pot stirrer and back with a "Nope, it's not time yet" response.
Now, depending on the number of boys, the amount of time they take in the process, the amount of time they have to do the skit, etc., this action can go for as few or as many repeats as you want. Then, when the tension is about as great as everyone can stand, you run the last repeat. And when the question finally gets to the stirrer, he tastes the soup, puts a big smile on his face and responds, "Yup. It's time." This response passes its way back to the very first boy. And he responds with a loud "FINALLY!" When he says the word, everyone uncrosses their legs and crosses them the other way.
York Adams Council
Props: a large pot, several spoons, and a floor mop. A chef's hat would also be useful.
Announcer: This scene takes place in the camp Dining Hall.
(Several boys are seated around a large pot, sampling the imaginary contents with the spoons.)
Scott : Boy, this is sure good soup.
Brad : Yep, it's got REAL flavor.
David : Sure is, why it's even better than my Mom makes.
Matthew: Oh yeah. It's the best food I've eaten at camp all week.
Cook : (Enters waving floor mop and shouting) Hey you guys ! Get out of my mop water !!!
York Adams Council
A man sits down in a restaurant and orders a hamburger. The waiter brings out his hamburger. The man starts eating his hamburger and finds a hair in it; complains to waiter and another one is brought out. The second hamburger has a hair in it and is taken back. The third hamburger also has a hair in it. The man gets upset and demands to see the cook. The cook comes out and the man asks him how he makes his hamburgers. The cook says that all he does is roll the meat and demonstrates making patties by placing the meat under his arm and squeezes.