July Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 12
Webelos Naturalist & Forester
"Hey George, look over there, smoke signals".
"Oh yes Mike, what do they say?"
1st Scout: "Help----My----Blanket's---On
Why do hummingbirds hum?
Because they donít know the words.
1st Scout: When
is a songbird not a songbird?
Scout: When itís a hummingbird.
This works well
as part of an organized meeting. This skit should not be announced.
4 boys with 4 chairs
Four or more
people sneak up behind the speaker and set chairs down so that "the
speaker can't see them." They
then begin to go through the motions of casting a line and reeling it in.
After a while the audience is watching what the group is doing and then
the "speaker" looks over and asks, "What are you doing?"
fishing!" is the reply of the fishermen, after which they go back to
their motions and the speaker resumes talking. After a short time the speaker
looks over and says "But you
can't fish here!"
not?" asks another fisherman.
there's no water here!" (speaker)
they weren't biting anyway!" (fisherman)
then turn their chairs so that they are lined up in a single line, facing in
the same direction. They go
motions of putting their gear away, and then, acting as if they are rowing a
boat, slide their chairs backwards across the stage."
It worked well in a
gymnasium and at the hall where we showed it to the leaders at roundtable.
Perhaps the fishermen could sit on plastic garbage bags, or pieces of plastic
sheet such as that which is used for ground cloths and simply scoot across the
ground when it is time to "row" away.
Also, the speaker could be starting what looks like the
introduction to another skit when the fishermen interrupt his narration.
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