The Reluctant Rabbit
York Adams Area Council
Rabbit: Flop hands like
ears and wiggle nose
Hat: Tip imaginary hat
Joe was very busy. It was
only a few days until the Pack Meeting and he was still trying to perfect his
disappearing Rabbit trick. All the other Cub Scouts already had their
tricks ready. But Joe was having a little trouble. He had his black top
Hat and a very nice little Rabbit and Joe even knew
exactly how to do the Rabbit in the Hat trick, but the Rabbit
would not cooperate.
Just then, Joe’s Dog
came bounding into the room. “Woof,” said the Dog. He was a very large
Dog and the minute the Rabbit saw him, he bolted under the bed,
toppling the Hat and just about knocking JOE off the bed. “Dog,”
shouted Joe, “Get down! You keep scaring my Rabbit. And I
already have enough trouble with him.” The Dog hung his head in shame.
He was really a very good Dog and did not mean to scare the Rabbit.
Joe reached under the bed and pulled out the Rabbit. Joe
petted the Rabbit ad soon he was calm. “Now, let’s practice,” Joe
said. He took the Hat and after waving the magic wand a few times he
put the Rabbit into the Hat. But the Rabbit would not
stay in the Hat. Joe’s Dog sat quietly and watched.
Nothing Joe did seemed to help.
Joe was getting very frustrated.
He put the Hat on his own head and sat down on the bed. The Hat
fell down around Joe’s eyes so he could not see. “Boy it’s dark in
here,” he said. That was when it hit him. The Rabbit had
claustrophobia and was afraid of the dark! Every time Joe put him in
the Hat, the Rabbit got very nervous and tried to escape. Joe
patted his Dog on the head and thought and thought. He didn’t have
time to train another Rabbit. What could he do?
Then Joe had a bright
idea. He opened the top drawer of his bureau and began searching through all
his stuff. His Dog came over to help. Soon Joe found what he
was looking for—his penlight. He put it in the bottom of the Hat and
turned on the light.
Then he took the Rabbit
waved the magic wand and stuffed the Rabbit into the Hat. This
time, with the light to keep him calm, the Rabbit stayed.
“Hurray!” shouted Joe.
“Now I can do my trick!” And sure enough, the Rabbit had disappeared;
was empty! Even the Dog
Jared And His
Trapper Trails Council
Every time you hear the word
everyone is to say Abracadabra and Alacazam!
Jared was a Cub Scout. He liked
shows. He decided that he would put on his own
He practiced and practiced all his
tricks. Finally the big day came. He was going to put on his
show for his family and friends
His brother liked
tricks too! He thought it would be fun to pull a trick on Jared. He talk to
his sister Shari who was going to help Jared with his MAGIC tricks, and asked
her to help him with plan.
The time came and Jared started his show. He
showed some Magic tricks with cards. Then he showed a trick using a
handkerchief and some flowers.
Magic trick he did was to pull a
rabbit out of a hat. Then Jared showed the
number trick. Now it was time for his last
trick. He was going to make Shari disappear.
Jared had Shari get in a
box. Jared shut the door and said the
Magic words. He opened the door He
closed the door and told everyone he would make her come back. Again, Jared
said the Magic words and opened the door and guess what? She was still gone.
Jared was very surprised.
His Brother was laughing. Jared's brother came
out to help him. They both said the
Magic words and there she was with a
big smile on her face.
Jared's brother said, "The
trick was on you. You thought she was really gone and she wasn't."
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