We Are All
Alike, We Are Cub Scouts
Have the boy's list different ways that they have seen
others being treated unfairly because of their physical challenge. Then have
them give ways to correct the situation. Take three or four of those ideas and
let the boys role play the situation for the entire pack. In this way they
have the opportunity to share with the entire pack and help to develop empathy
for the challenges experienced by others.
Arrangement: One den member wears a sign
reading "Mother Mouse. " Another has a sign reading "Cat. " All others wear
signs reading "Mouse. "
MOTHER MOUSE: Come children, it's a beautiful day
for a nice walk.
(Other mice respond. All making small talk while
crossing the stage. Suddenly "Cat" jumps into the path in front of the mice)
MOTHER MOUSE: (in a loud voice) BOW WOW WOW!
BOW WOW WOW!
(The cat screeches in fear and runs off)
MICE: Oh, Mother, we were so scared!
MOTHER MOUSE: Let that be a lesson to you,
children. It pays to learn a second language.
Characters: A whole den of Cubs
Have the Cub Scouts act out different objects that can be
found in the outdoors. They can do animals such as a spider, snake, frog, etc.
They can act out the sky, a stream, hot weather, etc. They can also act out
objects such as a tree, grass, pretty flowers, stickers, etc. Have the
audience try to guess what they are acting out. To confuse the audience you
can mix up animals, weather and objects so they will not know what is coming
next. If you choose what you are going to act out beforehand you can add some
props to your skit.
LISTEN AT THE WALL
(1st Cub walks along a wall just
listening, listening. Others come along and see him)
2nd CUB: What do you hear?
1st CUB: (Dramatically) Listen!
(Others listen. But they don't seem to hear anything)
3rd CUB: 1 don't hear anything!
1st CUB: (More dramatically) Listen!
4th CUB: (In a disgusted voice) I
don't hear anything.
1st CUB: (With a faraway look) You
know, it's been that way all day.
Making A Cub Scout
CHARACTERS: Child, Two Leaders, Two Parents
(or you can do it with five Cub Scouts – CD)
PROPS: You will need a large table for the child
to lie on during the “operation.” The “doctor” can carry a large cardboard
knife. Props to be “removed” are tacked to back of table, out of sight. Those
to be “put in” can be placed nearby. (Props are listed where used.)
NARRATOR: We are about to instruct you in
the method of making a Cub Scout. To complete this project, you will need one
small eager boy, two interested parents, one patient Den Leader, and one
Each character enters as his name is spoken. Boy
wears uniform under a large loose-fitting shirt and climbs up on the table.
Others don surgical masks. As the narrator continues, the operation proceeds,
with Cubmaster acting as doctor. Den Leader and parents hand him the things to
be put in and take the things removed. When the boy is hidden under a sheet,
he removes his shirt.
Cover him with fun and good times
Hold up posters labeled “FUN” and “GOOD TIMES” and
We use laughing gas for anesthetic.
Use a tire pump labeled “Laughing Gas.”
Take out hate and put in Love.
Hate - lump of paper, so labeled. Love - big paper
Take out selfishness, put in cooperation.
Sign “I,” sign “WE
Take out idle hands, put in busy fingers.
Idle - empty rubber gloves.
Busy - glove full of flour.
Take out laziness, put in ambition.
Laziness - rag;
Ambition - blown up balloon.
After this pleasant operation, we have a “CUB SCOUT.”
Remove the sheet. Boy, in uniform, stands up and
gives the Cub Scout sign.