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Baloo's Bugle

January 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 6
February Theme

Our Native Peoples
Webelos Scholar & Engineer



National Capital Area Council


The Cub Scout Trail-Skit


Props needed: Teepee or tent, Tiger Cap, Large boxes to make store and mountainCardboard signs that read:Tiger Treat Center, Bobcat Store, Bear Mountain, Webelos Bridge, Rugged Road

Setting: A simulated trail, with the teepee standing at the beginning, four signs held along the way by Cub Scouts, and the Den Chief and the end with the fifth sign.Blue and gold crepe paper streamers are wound around the signs marking the trail. Akela, attired in an ďIndianĒ blanket and headband, is at the teepee.The prospective Cub Scout wears an old baggy shirt over his uniform as he steps up to meet Akela.

Akela: Can I help you?

Boy: Iím on my way to manhood.

Akela: Come; letís follow the blue and gold trail.Itís the best way.First, weíll stop at the Tiger Treat Center. (Boy goes inÖputs Tiger cap on-comes back out)

Boy: Boy that was a treat! I searched interesting place, discovered new things and shared with my new friends!What is next?

Akela:Yes. But Tigers just give you a little taste of what is to come. Now we need to stop at the Bobcat Store, to prepare you for a longer more challenging journey.(Boy ducks down and removes old shirt, and removes Tiger cap. Returns)

Boy:OK, Iím ready for the next step.

Akela: Follow the blue and gold trail. I will walk with you as your guide.

Cub Scout: (at Wolf Tunnel)I hope there arenít real wolves here!†† (Ducks in and puts on the Cub Scout cap.)


Cub Scout: (comes to Bear Mountain)A mountain Ė WOW! Are you SURE this is the best way?


Akela: Youíre doing fine (Comes to Webelos Bridge).I must go to help others now.You did very well!Good luck!


Cub Scout: (Salutes) Thanks for your help. (Crosses Bridge.)This is the end of the trail.Is this manhood?


Den Chief:No, but youíre getting there.Just follow the rugged road, to Boy Scouting.

Scene: White man on stage; Native Americans enter, beating drums and line up in half circle.


White Man:White man glad to see red man.White man hope big chief feel tip top.

Brave:(calling to friend) Hey Joe! Come here and listen to this guy talk!

All Dance

White Man: Why were the Native Americans the first people in North America?

Brave: Because we had reservations

All Dance

Brave 1: I hear your name is Sitting Bull.

Brave 2: Yes, thatís right.

Brave 1: Then, why arenít you sitting?

Brave 2: Iím on vacation.

All Dance:

Brave 1: Hey, Why are you wearing so many feathers?

Brave 2: To keep my wigwam, of course!

White man: What is that youíre wearing around your neck?

Brave: These are bear claws

White Man: Oh, I suppose that they hold the same meaning for you as pearls do for us?

Brave: Well, not quite. Anybody can open an oyster!

The Pronouncement
National Capital Area Council


Big Chief: Bring in 10 scalps; kill 5 buffalo barehanded and go into desert without water for a moon. Then I will pronounce you Big Brave. You understand?

Indian Brave: Yes.What do I do to get pronounced Little Brave?

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