National Capital Area Council
Props: Box with coiled spring in it and fur tied
to end of spring. When box is opened spring will shoot fur out of box.
Setting: 2 Scouts talking about what they caught
in the woods.
Object: Get other Scouts to look in box and
see the Mongoose.
Cub 1: Did you see what we caught in the woods
Cub 2: No! What was it?
Cub 1: It's a Mongoose.
Cub 2: A what?
Cub 1: A Mongoose, they are very quick and hard to
catch. Did you know that?
Cub 2: Where is this Mongoose?
Cub 1: Right here in this box.
Cub 2: Can I look?
Cub 1: Sure! But don't scare it. (Peek in box lid
Cub 2: Wow did you see how shiny and glassy the
Cub 1: You know they are so fast that they kill
snakes by grabbing their head?
Cub 2: Wow that's really neat. (Get someone to
look and let the box lid come open quickly, so fur flies.)
The Weather Man
Central New Jersey Council
This is performed on a
stage. Hang a large map, or a sheet with some outlines drawn on it, across the
back of the stage. Since the skit involves water, it is a good idea to use a
waterproof ground cloth to protect the stage.
Plan the skit, assemble
the materials, and assign responsibilities ahead of time. Everybody except
the Scapegoat knows what will happen. Let the Scouts decide what kind of
weather to use, and what props are needed to represent it.
The Weather Man stands
in front of the map, and presents a parody of the television evening news
He reads from a script
in his hand. As he announces each kind of weather, it appears, aimed straight
at him from off-stage.
He announces that the
South will have wind. The backdrop shakes and a large fan blows the papers in
The Weather Man reports
that there will be snow in the North. White confetti drops from the sky, or
over the map. He reports hail in the Midwest, and small white objects pelt
him. (Plastic packing makes good hail.)
Each time the weather
reacts to his report, the Weather Man acts more scared. Finally, he turns the
page, stops, and protests that he can't do this any more. He needs a brave
person to read the last forecast for him, and asks for a volunteer from the
audience. With the help of the audience, the 'volunteer' is selected and
The Scapegoat is handed
the script, and reads, "And tomorrow this area will have heavy rains."
Instantly, he is hit by a bucket of water from offstage. [If inside, pretend
bucket is full of water, but use confetti instead]
The Weather Man and the
Scapegoat will clearly expect something. In fact, the Weather Man will
usually have a hard time hiding his anticipation. Without warning him about
the actual outcome, get him wet instead of the Scapegoat.
Hang or hold up a large
map, or a sheet with some outlines of states on it. The scouts should decided
on the weather and the props in advance. The Weatherman stands in from of the
map and presents a weather report, (like on TV) He reads from a script in his
hand. As he announces each kind of weather, it appears, aimed straight at him
from off stage. He announces that the South will have wind. The backdrop
shakes and a large wind blows (be creative). The Weather man reports there
will be snow in the North.
White confetti falls
from the sky over the weatherman. He reports hail in the Midwest and white
objects pelt him. The weatherman acts more and more scared. Finally he turns
the page and stops and quits. He asks for a volunteer to take over. A
volunteer is force to continue. He is handed the script which reads:
Tomorrow This Area Will Have Heavy Rains, the reader is immediately
drenched with buckets of water. (Variation, go ahead and drench the
weatherman, especially funny if you have the scoutmaster be the weatherman and
he does not know skit.) [If inside, pretend bucket is full of water, but use
Central New Jersey Council
A small vessel is
approaching the Weser river delta from the north sea. The fog is so dense that
the captain sends a deckhand to the bow and reduces speed to dead slow ahead.
"Can you see anything
!?", the captain shouts.. "Not a tiny thing!" is the answer from the bow.
The captain lets the
ship move ahead at lowest speed, only hoping that the currents don't set the
ship off to far. "Still nothing in sight!?", the captain asks.
"Nothing at all!", is
the reply. "Oh, now there seems to be something! It's almost ahead, just a bit
"Well, and what is it
"I can't tell! By now,
it's just a shadow! We need to close in a bit so I can see better!" Cautiously
they proceed and the captain turns the ship a little bit to starboard,
decreasing the distance to that object.
"Can you see it now?" -
"Not really, it's still just a shadow!" "Yes! It looks like a buoy ... oh yes,
now I can recognize the shape, it is a buoy! Just close in a little bit more!"
After a short moment:
"What type of a buoy, can you see that?"
"No, I can't! Can not
distinguish it's colors, see just a shadow in this fog! Go on closer! It's
still slightly to starboard!" Again, the captain turns the ship a bit and they
continue dead slow ahead through that thick fog.
"Now, what kind of buoy
is it !?", the captain shouts.
"It's , uhm ..., it is
... " Crunch! They hit the ground. "Oh yes, now I can see it!" replies the
deckhand, "It's a shallow water warning!"
Central New Jersey Council
One by one the boys
drag on stage crying for water. Each reaches a bucket with a ladle and takes
a drink, splashing some water to show there is really water in it and dies.
Ham up the dying as much as you want. More than ladle may be needed so that
there is plenty of water to slosh around. The next to the last person starts
to drink from the bucket, when the last person comes in, sees all the dead
bodies and yells for the other guy not to drink from the bucket, that it is
The last person throws
the bucket in the audience which really only contains rice or confetti; only
the ladles had water.
Lorie McGraw sent a fun skit for those who might be
having a Cowboy Day camp. Or use this whenever.
Great Skit for Cowboy Day Camp
A cowboy rides up to a Saloon, goes inside and orders a
drink. He's just about got the glass of sasparilla to his lips, when a guy
comes running up to the door, and yells "Hey Joe! Your house is burnin!"
The man leaps up, runs out and jumps on his horse just as
he thinks... "Hey, I don't have a house." He goes back in and sits down, and
raises the glass to his lips again.
Just then a man comes running up to the door and yells
"Hey Joe! Your dad has died!"
So he leaps up, runs out, gets on his horse and starts to
head down the street when he thinks... "Wait a minute, my dad died years ago."
He goes back to the bar, and sure enough, he's just about
to take a sip of his sarsaparilla when another guys runs up. "Joe!
Congratulations! You've won the lottery! There's a pile of money waiting for
you down at the post office!"
The cowboy gets up, leaps on the horse, and starts flying
towards the post office. He almost gets there when he thinks, "Hey, wait a
minute. My name ain't Joe..."
Another Skit from Lorie
To Build or
Not to Build
A couple of not very bright guys drove their pickup truck
drove into a lumberyard. One saunters into the office and said, "Howdy. We
need us some of them four-by-twos."
The clerk said, "You mean two-by-fours, don't you?" The
guy says, "Maybe right. Hold on. I'll go check," and headed out went back to
the truck. A minute or so later he ambles back in and says, "Yep. That's it,
I meant two-by-fours."
"Fine... How long do you need them?"
The slightly confused person paused for a minute,
scratched his beard, then said, "Well now I'd better go check."
After awhile, he returned to the office and said, "A long
time. Ya see, we're gonna build us a house."
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