Deep in the Heart of Texas
Heart of America Council
Ladies.............. Scream (falsetto)
Broncos ..... Gallop (slap hands on knees)
Shooters .............. Bang; Bang
...................... Steek'em up
Rattlesnakes ............. Hiss ominously
Ride 'em Cowboy...... all shout – Ride 'em Cowboy
listless, tired out of sorts? Do you need excitement and new thrills? Then go
to Texas! There you will find COWPUNCHERS, BUCKING BRONCOS, RATTLESNAKES,
SIX SHOOTERS and just enough TIMID LADIES.
well I remember one night on the Bar-B-Que ranch, the CATTLE were in
the corral and the RATTLESNAKES were rattling their babes to sleep and
the COWPUNCHERS were telling tales to the TIMID LADIES, when all
of a sudden the BUCKING BRONCOS began cutting up, and you could hear
the CATTLE for a mile. Like a flash, the COWPUNCHERS pulled out
their SIX SHOOTERS and made for the corral. The RATTLESNAKES ran
for cover, the TIMID LADIES collapsed in a cactus bush.
Stealthily, from around the
corner of the ranch house crept the BANDITS. "Aha, just as I thought -
much better than CATTLE, huh, Pancho? So your young friends have
deserted you. We could be very good friends. "The TIMID LADIES shrank
further into the cactus. Aha, Pancho, See they are such TIMID LADIES,
we will have to teach them a few things."
BANDITS quickly carried the TIMID LADIES to Gory Gulch where their
horses were waiting. The TIMID LADIES screamed but to no avail - the
CATTLE were making too much noise. The TIMID LADIES screamed,
"Where arc you taking us?"
Mexico way, my little tortilla." At this moment, the TIMID LADIES sank
their teeth into the BANDITS arms. The BANDITS let out a
terrific yell that rang out over the range above the noise of the CATTLE
and the stamping of the BUCKING BRONCOS.
In an instant, the
COWPUNCHERS were on THEIR BUCKING BRONCOS, SIX SHOOTERS in hand,
riding hard and fast in the direction of the BANDITS.They could hear
the cries of the TIMID LADIES.
The BANDITS spurred
their horses on; the COWPUNCHERS were gaining - 50 yards, 30 yards, 10
yard. Now the BUCKING BRONCOS were at the foot of the hill. The noise
of the SIX SHOOTERS was terrific.
Pancho pushed one of the TIMID LADIES
off his horses, the other BANDITS
followed suit. "Reverse," cried the COWPUNCHERS,
shifting their reins. Immediately the BUCKING BRONCOS
fell into reverse until the TIMID LADIES
could regain their feet. The COWPUNCHERS
swooped the TIMID LADIES
up into the saddles beside them and galloped rapidly away. The TIMID
LADIES shouted, "RIDE 'EM COWBOY"
Pioneer Trip - Audience
beanbags (or peanuts, candy, nuts, etc.) into audience as you reach blanks in
the story. Whoever catches it fills in the blank with items pioneers would
need when moving to a new farm.
Today when we move we put
our things in a large truck and are settled in our new home within a week. But
did you ever wonder about the pioneers?
This is a story about a pioneer family named Jones who
moved from their old home to a new farm. To carry all their things, Mr. Jones
will get a __1__ pulled by __2__. To cook their meals, Mrs. Jones will take
her __3__, __4__ , __5__ (as many cooking utensils as they can name). To cut
wood they will need a __6__. When Mr. Jones goes hunting, he will need a
Junior Jones will help herd
the __8__ along the way. To help her mother plant a garden when they get to
their new home, Sally Jones will take __9__. To prepare the ground for their
new garden they will need a __10__. They will probably build a cabin out of
__11__, and to store vegetables will dig a __12__. Mrs. Jones will probably
cook in a __13__, and their plates will be made from __14__ or __15__. When it
gets cold, everyone will wear woolen __16__.
One possible set of answers:
2. Oxen 10.
Plow (pulled by ox)
3. Cast iron frying pan 11. Logs or sod
4. Kettle 12.
5. Pots and pans, rolling pin 13. Fireplace
6. Ax or Saw 14. Wood
7. Rifle or Gun 15.
8. Cow 16.
Put the answers in a hat and have people pull one
out each time you come to a blank. See how comical it would be.
Prior to reading, have people call out 16 nouns
relating to the old west and use them in the order given to fill in the
The Sad Tale Of Two Famous
Circle Ten Council
Divide the audience up into
3 groups and assign them each a name and sound.
................................................... Eeech, Ouch!
Let me tell you the story of two famous cowboys from western history. Yep,
you guessed it! They are WILD BILL HICCUP and, his sidekick,
HAP-A-LONG CATASTOPHE. It seems that WILD BILL HICCUP was
constantly plagued with long seizures of hiccups for which there seemed to be
no cure. Many doctors all over this land of sagebrush and CACTUS had
tried to cure him, but it was all in vain. Nothing worked!
WILD BILL HICCUP’s
buddy, HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE, was also plagued with a peculiar
ailment. It seems that he was so clumsy that he was like a bull in a china
closet. He stumbled his way from one catastrophe to another. Out in this land
of sagebrush and CACTUS these two men kept each other company and tried
to keep out of the way of others so as not to disturb any more people than
necessary. Thus WILD BILL HICCUP and HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE
were together constantly. One day while trying to mount his horse,
HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE spooked his horse with his usually bumbling. The
horse ran off into the sunset. With much effort and many tries to stay on,
HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE made it onto the horse with WILD BILL HICCUP
and off the two rode through the land of sagebrush and CACTUS. After
riding awhile, they caught sight of the horse. It had calmed down and was
slowly walking among the CACTUS. Wouldn’t you know it! WILD BILL
HICCUP got so excited at finding the horse that he began to hiccup
violently and of course, HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE being the way he was,
could not take the jerking of his friend on the horse. Just as they came to
the next big CACTUS, WILD BILL HICCUP gave out a
tremendous hiccup, which sent HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE sprawling right
into the middle of the CACTUS! That frightened the horse again
and sent him running off into the sunset.
The last anyone saw of our
western heroes, HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE was still trying to mount
WILD BILL HICCUP’s horse, only to be sent flying back into the CACTUS
by a giant hiccup from his friend. I’m sure after many trials and failures,
our heroes must have felt the whole thing was pointless, but the CACTUS
was still there reminding them of it’s point.