Chest of Gold
Inland Northwest Coucil
Lets take a few minutes to show how thankful we are for
one of our pack leaders. This could be a Cubmaster, Den Leader Coach,
Committee Chair or anyone needing an extra pat on the back You will want to do
this as a surprise to the leader. However let them know that as part of this
skit, when it is time the boys will need them to come up on the stage and just
stand there. A small token of appreciation for all the hours donated to the
pack by the leader would be a nice addition.
Scene: 8 boys studying a treasure map
1st Boy: "I think we are looking in the wrong
2nd Boy: "I think we are looking for the wrong
3rd Boy: "What do you mean, the wrong thing?"
4th Boy: "We're looking for a chest of gold,
5th Boy: "Oh course, but where's the best place to
look for a chest of gold?"
6th Boy: "Probably at the end of the rainbow, but
I don't see one."
7th Boy: "Let's look out there in that sea of
faces." points to the audience)
8th Boy: "I'VE FOUND IT" (Walks to the leader and
brings him/her on stage. Other boys look puzzled) "This is by far the best
chest of gold: for in that chest pointing to leader) beats a heart of pure
gold! Otherwise, why would he/she spend so much time being our Leader?
All Boys: (together) "That's Right!"
Crossroads of America
A scout in a trench coat and hat enters and acts like
Karl Malden in an American express Commercial “Do you know me? I’m Karl Malden
and I carry the American Express card. Don’t leave home without it! You will
see just watch.
Have another boy cross the room and have two other boys
walk by the single boy and bump into him.
The single boy exclaims as the other two leave, “oh my
wallet is gone. I’m far from home and have no money.”
Malden steps up and says “see it can happen to anyone,
anywhere. Lets see it in slow motion.
Have the single person go across the room again and this
time have the other two twist, turn and search everywhere, and then leave.
Malden says: The American Express Card, do not leave home
The Lost Quarter
Personnel: 5 or more Scouts
Scene: One person acts as a lamppost,
shining a flashlight on the ground. Another is groping around in the pool of
light. (He's “Scout One”)
A third person enters, sees Scout One, and asks: "What
are you looking for?"
Scout One: "A quarter that I lost".
He joins # 1, and helps him search. A fourth and fifth
enter and repeat the above scene.
Finally one of them asks Scout One: "Where did you
loose the quarter ?"
Scout One: (Pointing away) "Over there"
Other Scout: "Then why are you looking here ?"
Scout One: "Because the light is better over
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The first Scout comes out walking around, he suddenly
grabs his chest and falls to the ground. Two other scouts come in talking
about just completing their first aid merit badge and find the scout on the
ground. They rush to his aid and begin C.P.R.. Adjust head, listen, feel for
pulse and then begin (fake) compressions. The other scout counts. After about
3 sets, the other scout yells "switch". Suddenly the scout on the ground gets
up, one of the two scouts lies down, and they begin again to administer C.P.R.
is a cute skit. However, some adults and boys might not like it at all. Be
sensitive to this. If you decide to use it, insist that this skit is to be
done in soccer shorts or the like.--Baloo
The scene is a
general store, with the Storekeeper behind the counter. The counter is easily
represented by a long table with a few items piled on it. Behind the
Storekeeper is a curtain, which conceals another Scout, the Storekeeper's
Son. He has a full change of clothes with him.
The Storekeeper introduces
himself. He explains that this is his store and his Son helps him to run it.
He is very proud of how hard he works to satisfy every customer, no matter
what the customer wants.
A customer enters, walks up to the counter, and asks for
a hat. The Storekeeper turns and calls out, "Hey Son, I need a hat." The
curtain moves, and a hand reaches through with a hat. The customer admires
it, and they agree on a price. The customer pays, puts on the hat, and walks
out acting pleased.
Other customers repeat the process for a jacket, a shirt,
shoes, socks, and a pair of pants. Each time, there is more movement of the
curtain, and a longer delay before the clothing is handed through the
curtain. There are sounds of grumbling, and the Storekeeper reminds his son
about their commitment to sell whatever the customer needs.
The last customer walks in hesitantly and asks in
embarrassed tones for underwear. The Storekeeper does not hear him, and makes
him repeat it until everybody can hear clearly. Finally he says, "Oh of
course. Underwear! Son, we need some underwear." Nothing happens.
The Storekeeper repeats his request several times, each
time emphasizing the word, "Underwear." There is no answer. He apologizes to
his customer for his lazy son, and says he will get the underwear himself. He
stomps off behind the curtain.
The curtain shakes, and we hear, "No, Pa! No, Pa! No!"
The Son runs through the curtain and across the stage wearing only underpants.
hate to admit this, but right now I don’t trust our computer. I really
thought our new system was possessed, and even after having the hard drive
replaced I still don’t trust it totally. Hmmm, can you say “bad sectors?”
Because of my distrust I am including a skit
Craftsman Activity Badge that is out of sync this month because this is
Athlete and Engineer month for the older guys. However I want to get it the
Bugle and there is no time like the present. Thanks Mark for the skit.
The Scouts each stand up in front of the Pack and imitate
a tool. The crowd guesses what tool they are imitating. Here are some ideas
we came up with.
Drill: One boy spins in place
Hammer & Nail:
One boy leans forward at the waist, swinging his head at the other boy
(hammer). The other boy (nail) gets a little shorter each time the hammer
One boy turns the other slowly in place.
Two scouts stand with an arm around the other's waist and the outer arm over
their heads so they are touching. Together, they raise the outer leg out to
their side and back while moving their outer arm out and back.
One boy leans over and clamps his arms down on the other boy.
One boy leans over next to another who is standing. The one who is leaned
over sticks out an arm and draws circles in the air at a moderate speed. The
other boy holds his arms out in front of himself and slowly brings them
The lightest boy leans over holding his arms over his head. Two or three
other boys pick up the "saw" and move him back and forth with a sawing motion.
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