November 2001 Cub Scout
Volume 8, Issue 4|
Works of Art
Webelos Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub Big Idea 5
San Francisco Bay
(bursting with enthusiasm): Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to
our program. Tonight, some lucky member of our audience will win $10,000.00 - if he correctly answers our skill testing question!
(Scans the audience and picks out the
planted helper). You, sir, would you like a chance at this great prize?
: Oh, yes, sir! (Leaves the audience and joins the announcer on the stage)
Tonight our questions is: "Name two of Santa's reindeer!" You have 10
seconds to think about it. No help
from the audience, please. (Buzzer sounds)
Time's up! Now, give me one
of the two reindeer names.
Would one be Rudolph?
(jumping with joy) Yes! That's
absolutely correct! You are half
way to $10,000! Now, can you give
me one more name?
(Thinks and scratches his head) Well; how about Olive?
(Groans): Olive! Whoever heard of a reindeer named Olive?
Well, they sing about her in the song about Rudolph. You know it, we've all
heard them. They sing "Olive
the other reindeer!"
Meaning of Happy
Heart of America
5 cards each with one letter
- H is for holidays that
come this time of season.
- A is for appreciation.
We appreciate the giving.
- P is for peace that we all should work for.
- P is for people with loving ways.
Y is for yuletide and
Heart of America Council
scene opens with a Chief Cook and his helpers busily cooking
something in a large
kettle. They can be dressed as
cooks in old white shirts and white construction paper hats, or as elves
in tunics made from grocery bags and painted.
Each should have a large spoon for “tasting”. There should
be a number of labeled containers
visible. These may be empty cereal
boxes or cans covered with paper or painted and
labeled “Worship”, “Love”, “Family”, “Friends”, “Tree”,
“Gifts”, etc. Let the boys suggest the “ingredients”.
The Chief Cook can use a “recipe card”
which is really the script.
(Thoughtfully) Let’s see, I think
we should start with the
most important ingredient. It is so
often left for last and forgotten. Charles,
bring me “Worship”. (Charles
does so) Let us use the greatest care in adding this. (They pour
in very seriously and
Abe, bring me the “Love”. This is what holds the entire result
together. (Helper Abe brings the “Love”, which is added.)
Baker: Do we need both “Family” and “Friends”, Sir? (He brings the two
It would be allight with one or the other, but it’s much better with both!
Pour them in! (Assistant Baker enthusiastically adds them.)
(carrying “Gifts’ container) Should we add the “Gifts” now?
(laughing) Oh ho! Those can be added any time! Some people think they come first!
Go ahead. (Abe pours them in. The
Chief Cook stirs the
mixture and tastes it.) Hmmm.
isn’t spicy enough. (The helpers all take a taste with
I know! We have forgotten the tree.!
Exactly! That always adds flavor. (Again
he stirs, and
again they all taste,) It still isn’t right! (As they stand, thoughtfully
tasting, Edmund enters) -
What are you making?
It’s a secret.! -
Please tell me!
Oh, allright. (He whispers into Edmund’s ear) But it just isn’t coming out
the way it should!
Here, let me taste it. (He does so, thinks a minute, then realizes what is
needed.) I know just what it needs and where to get it.
I’ll be right back! (He dashes off stage and is back in a moment with a
Cub Scout who is carrying an enormous box labeled “Good
Will”) It needs a lot of
“Good Will” and Cubs always have a
lot of that!
That’s it exactly! Come on, boys, let’s see if this doesn’t do the trick! (They all help
lift and pour. They stir and taste it.) Perfect.! Let’s serve it right now!
(He reaches into the kettle and pulls out a long, folded paper banner. The
helpers take their places in line, holding the banner for the audience to see as
the Chief Cook pulls it out, It reads, “THE HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS EVER.”)
Merry Christmas, everybody!
dialogue is merely a suggestion; might also be used as a pantomime with good results. The skit is so
much a pantomime that the dialogue
is secondary. It can really be
“hammed-up” during the tasting scenes.
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