(An excellent opening for the induction of new Cub Scouts into the pack)
Two Leaders, Two Parents
You will need a large table for the child to lie on during the “operation.”
“doctor” can carry a large cardboard knife.
Props to be “removed” are tacked to back of table, out of sight.
Those to be “put in” can be placed nearby. (Props are listed where
We are about to instruct you in the method of making a Cub Scout.
To complete this project, you will need one small eager boy, two
interested parents, one patient Den Leader, and one courageous Cubmaster.
character enters as his name is spoken. Boy wears uniform under a large loose
fitting shirt and climbs up on the table. Others don surgical masks . As the
narrator continues, the operation
proceeds, with Cubmaster acting as doctor.
Den Leader and parents hand him the things to be put in and take the
things removed. When the boy is
hidden under a sheet, he removes his shirt.)
Cover him with fun and good times (Hold
up posters labeled “FUN” and “GOOD TIMES” and cover boy)
We use laughing gas for anesthetic.
(Use a tire pump labeled “Laughing Gas.”)
Take out hate and put in Love.
- lump of paper, so labeled. Love - big paper heart, labeled).
out selfishness, put in cooperation. (Sign “I,” sign “WE).
Take out idle hands, put in busy fingers.
(Idle - empty rubber gloves. Busy - glove full of flour.)
Take out laziness, put in ambition.
(Laziness - rag; Ambition - blown up balloon.)
After this pleasant operation, we have a “Cub Scout.”
(Remove the sheet. Boy, in uniform, stands up and gives the Cub Scout
Rivers Council Pow Wow 1992
Pumpkin Patch Patter
12 Cubs dressed as pumpkins, Mother and children
Other boys maybe dressed up a pumpkins sitting on stage at the sides.
If you don’t have this many parts double up on the speaking parts.
Boy’s may either make actual pumpkin costume or may make large paper
pumpkins and pin them on their clothing. One sign saying “PUMKIN PATCH”
12 signs saying “THE END”
Pumpkin Patch sign in placed on stage. The 12 pumpkins sit on floor in
single file. Mother and children
enter and remain on stage pretending to look at the pumpkins.
1: (Angrily) Well, here we are once again.
I hate being a pumpkin.
2: I know what you mean. Pretty
soon they’ll all be over here poking and squeezing, and trying to decide how
to dress us up.
3: (Loudly) I’m tired of being Carved! It Hurts!
4: (Smiling) I wish they’d give me a pretty smile and not tooth decay.
5: (Wiping his brow) And
that candle so hot. Boy, were they glad I used DIAL!
6: Well, it’s better than crayon all over your face.
They really get carried away. I even had a beard and moustache.
7: Be thankful for a beard and moustache.
How would you like to be wearing a girl’s wig! I was humiliated!
8: At least a wig is soft. The family I was with stuck gourds all over my
head. Two ears, two eyes and a big
9: I keep getting a spot on the window sill. I need more room than that.
You can’t imagine the bruises I have from falling.
(Rubs his back)
10: (Very indignantly) Well,
I resent when they decide to build a pyramid with two or three of us.
They call it a pumpkin man. I call it sore shoulders.
11: (Disgustedly) I‘ve been listening to you all complain for the last 10 minutes, and
not one of you mentioned being put outside.
Every year, for one solid week, I get the place of honor on the front
12: (Shaking his head in
agreement) Me, too. The least
they could is take us in when it rains, or give us a raincoat.
1: (Pointing to the family coming over) Be quiet; here they come. Maybe
we’ll be too small or the wrong shape.
(Excitedly) Mommy, over
here! Look at all the pumpkins!
Why, these pumpkins are too small and are all twisted out of shape.
(In unison) Thank goodness!
(Very slowly says as she is eyeing each pumpkin) But
… they’ll make perfect pumpkin pies.
(Groan in unison) Oh! NO!
Heart of America Council
Cubs in animal costumes.
Various animals inside barn.
(loudly) Cock ‘a’ doodle do. It’s now time to wake up.
Well, I guess that means it’s time to get going.
think that for one morning Rooster would forget.
Horse: Come on you lazy creatures. Farmer
Brown expects us to be raring to go when he comes in.
It’s six o’clock and it’s time for everyone to get moving.
(Everyone moves around,
There’s activity going on in the house. I’m going to go scratch on the door for some milk.
Brown: (Enters) Good morning animals, you are all up early. It looks like a beautiful
day out there. (Animals just stand
get all of you some breakfast and start this day off right. (Starts
feeding animals. Farmer Brown just
rambles on and on to the animals.) Gee,
it would be nice to know what you re all thinking when I’m talking to
turn and stare)
But of course everyone
knows animals can’t talk. (Walks
off) (As Farmer Brown walks off all
animals wink at
Brown and His Friends
Heart of America Council
Large piece of cardboard made to look like a barn with enough windows
for each boy. Farmer Brown needs to
look like a farmer.
This skit is running jokes. All
should have a copy of it and is funniest if done very quickly.
Farmer Brown is in front of the barn, keeping things going.
Brown: Welcome to Den ___’s
version of Hee Haw.
1: Hey Farmer Brown. What do you get when you cross an onion with a potato?
Farmer Brown: I don’t know.
Cub 1: A spud with watery eyes.
2: Hey (4) Why did the rooster crow early?
Cub 4: Because his cluck was fast.
3: Why does a cow wear a bell?
Farmer Brown: Why?
Cub 3: Because her horns don’t work.
5: Hey (1) what three states have the most cows?
Cub 1 : Cow lorado, Moo
ssouri and Cow lifornia.
2: What do you call it when you pawn a pig?
Farmer Brown: A ham hock.
5: Hey (3), Do you like raisin bread?
Cub 3: Can’t say, never tried raisin’ it.
4: (6) What do you call a carrot that insults a farmer?
Cub 6: I don’t know, what?
Cub 4: A fresh vegetable.
6: What do you get when you cross a dog and a chicken?
Farmer Brown: A pooched egg.
5: Hey, (2), How many kinds of milk are there?
Cub 2: Well...there’s whole milk, skimmed milk, condensed milk, and,
say why do you want to know?
Cub 5: I’m drawing a picture of a cow and I want to know how many
faucets to put on it.
1: Farmer Brown, what did the pig say when the farmer picked it up by the
Farmer Brown: I don’t know. What?.
Cub 1: This is the end of me.
around with ‘‘THE END’’ on
seat of his pants.)