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Baloo's Bugle

April Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 9

Happy Trails
Webelos Outdoorsman & Handyman
Tiger Big Ideas 16 & 17




Poison Spring
York Adams Area Council


One by one the boys drag on stage crying for water.  Each reaches a bucket with a ladle and takes a drink, splashing some water to show there is really water in it and dies.  Ham up the dying as much as you want.  More than ladle may be needed so that there is plenty of water to slosh around.  The next to the last person starts to drink from the bucket, when the last person comes in sees all the dead bodies and yells for the other guy to drink from the bucket, that it is poison.  The last person throws the bucket in the audience which really only contains rice or confetti; only the ladles had water.


The Cricket
Circle 10 Council

Equipment: A sheet unless you are near a wall

Action: Have one boy stand behind the sheet or wall, unable to be seen.  When he talks, he talks in a high-pitched voice.  The boy behind the wall or sheet is the cricket.  Two boys walk up to the cricket where they can be seen but the cricket can’t.  The cricket is crying.  The boys start talking to him…

Boy #1: “What’s wrong little cricket?”

Cricket: “Nobody loves me (still crying)”

Boy #2: “That’s not true”

Cricket: “Really!”

Boy #2: “Yea”

Cricket: “Well then, who is it that loves me?”

Boy #1: “The angels love you”

Cricket: “Who are the angels?”

Boy #1: “Tell you what. I’ll take you to the angels”

Cricket: “Oh, please hurry”

Boy #2: “OK”

The boys stomp on the ground as if smashing a bug.


Dogs in the Wild West
Heart of America Council

Personnel: Cubs (Bartender, Dog and saloon customers in costumes) and Narrator.

Setting: Wild West Saloon.  Cubs act out in pantomime the action while the narrator reads.

One hot and dry day in the Wild West, this dog walks into a saloon and says, “Gimme a "Sasparilla”.

Evidently this type of thing wasn’t too rare ‘round those parts because the bartender said, “I’m sorry, but we don’t serve dogs here.”  The dog then took out a silver dollar, dropped it on the bar, and said, “Look, I got money, and I want a "Sasparilla.”  This scene had the potential to get ugly.  The bartender, getting a little irate, said one more time, “We do not serve dogs here. Please leave.”  The dog growled, so the bartender pulled out a gun and shot the dog in the foot! The dog yelped, and ran out the door.  The next day, the swinging bar doors were tossed open and in walks the dog that had been in the saloon the day before.  He was dressed all in black. A black cowboy hat, a black vest, three black cowboy boots and one black bandage.  The dog looks around, waits for the talking to quiet down, and says, “I’m lookin’ fer the man who shot my paw.”

Two Buffaloes
Heart of America Council

Personnel: Narrator, Man & Buffaloes

Equipment: Costumes or signs indicating Buffaloes

Setting: Buffaloes stand quietly

Narrator: One cloudless day out on a prairie, two buffaloes grazed peacefully.  Suddenly, a man ran out among them and started shouting.

Man: (runs out and shouts) Hey!  You buffalo are big and ugly.  Just look at the size of your heads!  And phew, you guys smell awful.

Narrator: Then, just as suddenly as the man appeared he disappeared.  The buffalo looked at each other.

Buffalo 1: Well, guess you could say that counts as our seldom heard discouraging word.


Hiking—The Scout Way
Heart of America Council

Personnel: Den Chief or Leader and 4 Cubs

Den Chief: Okay, guys.  Is everybody ready to go hiking? (Boys start hiking up their socks and pants or shorts.)

Den Chief: What are you doing? I said Hiking!  Are you ready to go Hiking?

Cub 1: Yes, we’re hiking up our socks, our shorts, you know.

Den Chief: No, no, no. Hiking. Hiking, don’t you know ----Hiking!

Cub 2: Oh, OK. (Takes football from behind his back; boys line up to begin play)  Hike one, hike two, hike three.

Den Chief: No, no, no! Hiking! Hiking! Hiking!.  Come on guys. Get with it!

Cub 3: (Walks by with crown on head.)

Cub 4: Hi, King!

Den Chief: No, no, no! Hiking, walking, Scout stuff.  You know —hiking!

All Cubs: Oh, why didn’t you say so?  (Walk off stage hiking with den leader.)


Climb that Mountain
Heart of America Council

Personnel: 4 to 8 persons

Equipment: Rope, pikes, goggles.

Costumes: Stocking caps, coats, boots.

Setting: Skit opens with boys tied together with rope as mountain climbers are.  All talk about how they are going to see the whole world when they reach the top.  Finally, the lead climber reaches the very top.

Lead Climber:  We’ve made it!  We’re at the top! I see!

Others: Yes, yes.

Lead Climber: I see, I see.

Others: Yes, Yes!

Lead Climber: I see.

Others:  What do you see?

Lead Climber: The other side (In disappointment).


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