The Cub Scout Trail-Skit
Props needed: Teepee or tent, Tiger Cap, Large boxes to
make store and mountain† Cardboard 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
that was a treat! I searched interesting place, discovered new things and
shared with my new friends!† What is
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
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
Scene: White man on stage; Native Americans enter,
beating drums and line up in half circle.
White man glad to see red man.†
White man hope big chief feel tip top.
(calling to friend) Hey Joe! Come here and listen to this guy talk!
White Man: Why were the Native Americans the first
people in North America?
Brave: †Because we had reservations
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.
Brave 1: Hey, Why are you wearing so many
Brave 2: To keep my wigwam, of course!
White man: What is that youíre wearing around your
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!
National Capital Area Council
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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