May Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 10
Webelos Traveler & Artist
Tiger Big Ideas 17
On The Beach
Northwest Suburban Council
A Madlib Story
Ask the audience
to provide the words to fill in the blanks in the story.
the story, filling in the blanks with the words provided by the audience.
If you want to
enjoy yourself at the beach, you should bring your ___plural noun___.
Before exposing your skin to the sun, you should put suntan oil on
your ______body part______. Rub it on your face; then smear it all over.
Be sure that itís rubbed in thoroughly.
Then go into the salt water and ___verb___.
When you come out of the water, donít dry your ____body part____.
Lie down on a(an) ___noun___ and soak up the rays.
Itís fun if you bring a(an) ______noun_______ __to play with at the
beach, I like to build ___plural noun___ with sand. You see all sorts of
bodies at the beach. Some are ___adjective___ like your own.
You can ___verb___ on the beach.
Some beaches allow you to sunbathe without your ____plural noun___ .
___exclamation___ ! My friend,
____person in room____ went to a beach without his/her ____noun____ and got
so sunburned that he/she had to walk home.
Simon Kenton Council
story. When audience hears a
"water" word, they do a wave, like at sporting events.
One upon a time,
there lived a poor merchant from Botany Bay.
He sailed across the Seas to distant lands. He traveled with his dog, Bruno.
During Ocean voyages, he
missed his family.
On one of these Sea
journeys, the poor merchant traveled to the island of Catomania.
He heard a loud caterwaul as he entered the Bay.
The island had a terrible problem. Too many cats!
The king begged him to help. The
poor merchant let loose his trusty Bruno.
Bruno chased the cats on board the ship in the Bay.
merchant quickly set sail for the high Seas,
with a shipload of cats. At the
next port, the island of Micea, he found another island with a problem.
They had never seen a cat before.
The island was run over with Sea
gulls. There was practically not a place to land his ship because
the gulls covered the Water's
edge. He was able to sell all
of the cats to the inhabitants of Micea.
The cats who were hungry after the long Ocean
journey, gobbled up all of the gulls but two who flew to the top mast of the
poor merchant's ship in the BAY.
sailed for many days in the Ocean.
When he reached America, he brought out his caravan of camels.
They pulled his ship right to the Rio Grande River
in Albuquerque. He found the
pioneers wrestling with a plague of locusts.
The quick-thinking merchant threw a stone at the giant gulls.
They swooped down and hungrily devoured the locusts.
The pioneers who were still settling in, didn't have much to trade,
so he let his camels have a drink from the River
and was on his way again.
The next stop
was an island called Waterworld.
There was so much Water, the islanders had a hard time eating, sleeping, working or
playing. The camels smelled the
Water as soon as they made port
and stampeded. Soon, the excess
Water was gone.
The islanders thanked the merchant by presenting him with a cargo
hold full of umbrellas. They wouldn't he needing them anymore.
When the mercirant arrived home, his
family Rained tears of joy.
The tears poured for days and days.
The wise merchant who knew it never Rains
but it pours, sold the cargo hold of umbrellas to the good citizens, and
became the now rich merchant from Botany Bay.
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