OLDER THAN DINOSAURS
Sam Houston Area Council
8 boys are needed.
SCENE: Have them enter
on stage and gather around just talking.
Cub # 1:
Have you met the new leader?
Cub # 2:
No, but 1 hear he's real nice.
Cub # 3:
I heard he knows all about knots and
Cub # 4:
Yea, and camping, too.
Cub # 5:
I heard he cooks a mean stew over an open
Cub # 6:
And makes cobbler for dessert.
Cub # 7:
He must be real old to know all that stuff.
Maybe there wasn't any city when he was little.
Cub # 8:
(laughing) Yea, I bet he had a
dinosaur for a pet!
ALL CUBS: Man is that
Make sure your leader is all
right with this last skit before doing it and doesnít take it personally.
Sam Houston Area Council
SETTING: 8 boys are needed.
SCENE: Have all but Cub
#8 on stage talking. Cub #8 will walk in at the end.
CUB #l: Hey, did you hear?
CUB #2: No, what?
CUB #1: (Cub #8's
name) found a dinosaur bone in his back yard.
CUB #3: How do you know it
was from a dinosaur?
CUB #1: He said it was from
Rex, you know, like Tyrannosaurs Rex.
CUB #4: How did he find it?
CUB #1: He was digging around
in the yard.
CUB #5: Did they call the TV
CUB #6: How big of a bone was
CUB #7: We better ask him
what happened. (#8 walks in)
CUB #8: Hi, guys,
CUB #2: Tell us about your
CUB #4: Yea, is it from a
Tyrannosaurs Rex dinosaur?
CUB #8: (looking a little
sheepish and at the floor) Oh that bone. No, it wasn't from a
Tyrannosaur Rex, it was from Rex.
CUB #7: What other dinosaur
is a Rex?
CUB #8: Not a
dinosaur. It was my dog, Rex.
THE FIRST SCOUT
York Adams Council
Circle Ten suggests
you have the Leaders present this skit to entertain the Scouts. And to use
plenty of sound and light effects
Props: A "skin" with a charcoal
drawing of the Arrow of Light. (Use a crumpled paper bag for the skin and
black marker to draw the AOL.) The actors need to be attired appropriately.
The interviewer should look the part
of an old Scouter (the more like B-P the better).
The Scout (or Scouts)
being interviewed should look as Neanderthal as possible (skins for
clothing; a club; heavy, unkempt hair and beard, etc.).
Good evening ladies, gentlemen, all Scouts and Scouters. Tonight we join
our investigative reporter, BP, in an exclusive interview with the
first-ever Scout. Let's join them now.
Curtains open to
Scouter and Caveman standing together)
So, you are called the oldest Scout in the world. Just how old are you?
Well, counting all the time before there were calendars, I figure I'm
somewhere around 5000 years old-give or take a century.
Wow! Five thousand years old! And to what do you contribute your
Why the skills and abilities I gained through Scouting, of course! It's
what's kept me going all these years.
Scouting, eh? So what was Scouting like in your day?
Well, to begin with, I'd have to say it was a
little primitive. Things like we had to use little round pebbles for dues,
vines for knot tying. Those kinds of primitive limits.
I imagine so. What about badges?
Yeah, we had badgers, but the dinosaurs were more of a bother than
No, not badgers, badges! Did you earn badges?
Oh, I'm sorry. You know what they say, "Hearing is the second thing to
go." Can't remember what the first thing is. What did you ask me?
Oh yes! We earned all kinds of badges. Fire starting was one of them.
Really needed to know how to start fires. Kept the cave warm, you know. And
then there was stalking. We had to learn the skills of stalking. Why we had
to be able to stalk just about any animal there was-any worth eating, at
What about other skills? Did you have to learn about Home Repairs or
Well, sorta. Home Repairs was a must. Did you
know I came up with one of the words we use to describe parts of a window?
Happened one cold December day. (Well, we would have called it December if
we had a name for it or a calendar even.) The wind and the wolves were
howling and the snow was just pouring through the front hole in the cave
wall. My mom told my dad that if something weren't done about it, he
wouldn't be allowed to go camping the following weekend. So my dad told me
it was my job. He said I could earn my Home Repairs badge if I could fix
it. So I just took the oil-skin sash from around my bear skin robe and
draped it in front of the hole. It stopped the snow and we could still get
light through it. And from that day on, they've called the covering over a
hole in a home a "window sash."
Yes, I see. And did you have a Gardening badge?
Almost. We called it Gathering, but it evolved into Gardening when we got
a little sloppy with it. We used to have to go out gathering seeds to eat.
You know-grains and berries and such. Well one time there was a hole in my
sack and some of the seeds dropped out just outside the cave. Next thing we
knew, the seeds had turned into plants and those plants had seeds. We just
kept the plants right outside and we had all the seeds we needed from then
In today's Scouting program, there are different ranks the boys
earn, like Bobcat, Wolf, and Bear. Did you have anything like that.
Of course, we had all them. I earned my Bobcat when I was first in
Scouts. Had to go out with the leader and find a Bobcat in the mountains.
When I finally spotted one and got really close to it, I held up my hand
like this (holds up Cub Scout sign) to let my leader know I'd spotted one. I
figured it would draw his attention so he'd listen and not make a lot of
noise. Then, after I'd caught it and we went back to the cave, I was telling
them how I'd reached out with two fingers really straight and GRABBED the
Bobcat around the leg with my other fingers. Everyone thought that was a
really good way to grab something. Here, let me show you. (Shows BP how to
do the Cub Scout handshake!)
Something really familiar sounding about those things. Did you earn any
Well there was the Wolf badge. We had to do all sorts of things to earn
that one. Like learning how to use and properly care for a blunt rock and a
sharp rock. We also had to clean up rocks around the cave. And learn the
difference between our tribe's cave logo and others' logos. And for the Bear
badge-another one we earned- we had to listen and learn about old,
prehistoric tales about cavemen like Volcano Vort (who used to float down
the lava rivers) and T-Rex Rex (a tale about some Neanderthal who used to
ride dinosaurs). Also we almost had to learn how to ride a bike, except we
didn't have a wheel so we didn't have tires so we didn't have a bike so we
didn't have to do that.
Again, these things you did sound like things I've heard our Cub Scouts
have had to do. Are there any other special badges that you earned or
Well, there were many other badges, but the one I remember most had to be
the Arrow of Light. You probably don't know about that one, so let me show
you how we would draw it on the cave walls. We got this when we had proven
that we were ready to go onto bigger and more challenging things.
So there you have it. Seems not too much has changed since the first
Scout. I guess that's what they mean when they say "The more things change,
the more they stay the same!"
THE WAY DINOSAURS MOVED
Modified by Maria E. Torres & Terri Cody
Circle Ten Council
Narrator reads as the other boys act out the
Dinosaurs of Long Ago
The dinosaurs lived long ago,and walked like this, and that. (Slow, heavy
Some were large (Stretch hands upwards.)
and some were small. (Crouch down.)
Some liked water (Swimming motions.)
and some just walked on land. (Stomp feet.)
Some had wings, that flapped and flapped. (Flap arms.)
Some had long necks, that stretched and stretched. (Hand on neck stretching
The meanest, rudest one of all was ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. (Feet
apart, hands clawlike, scowl and growl.)
These were the dinosaurs of long ago.
Goodness gracious, where did they go?
run off stage)
Longhorn Council suggests the
above for a closing
city, outside a museumí
Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Brontosaurus, Scientist, Pterodactyl,
(Enter Triceratops arid
Triceratops: Did you see that?
That honking thing almost hit me!
Stegosaurus: Yes, I saw it. But
what was it?
Triceratops: Who knows? All I
know is that this doesnít look like my home!
Stegosaurus: I know. What are
those tall stone things? And what are those---
Triceratops: Shh, I hear
(Enter Brontosaurus. . . slowly)
Brontosaurus: I thought I heard
familiar voices. How are you.. andóówhere are we?
Triceratops: We donít know.
Scientist: Oh, my! I donít
believe my eyes! Are you d-d-dinosaurs?
Stegosaurus: Of course! But what
Scientist: Thatís right. There
were no people when you were alive.
Triceratops: When we were ALIVE?
What do you mean?
Brontosaurus: Are we..
Scientist: Well, we thought so.
You see, you became extinct about 65 million years ago!
Brontosaurus: Did you say STINK?
Scientist: No, no. Extinct means
that you all died out.
Triceratops: Oh, really? What
Pterodactyl: Ouch! I tried to
soar and I bumped into something very hard I
Scientist: Thatís a building.
Actually, a museum.
Pterodactyl: Do you know where I
can find a space to soar?
Scientist: Yes, try the park.
About four blocks that way.
(Exit Pterodactyl, enter
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Aha! Food.
Brontosaurus: Whereís the water?
I need to get into the water! Help!
Scientist: You wouldnít really
eat these wonderful animals, would you?
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Who. . or
what. . are you? You look good to eat too! GRRR!
Stegosaurus: Knock it off or
Iíll hit you with my tail. Weíve got a problem here!
Triceratops: Yeah, and Iíll
stick you with my horns!
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Well, you
donít have to gang up on me! Isnít anyone afraid of me anymore?
Brontosaurus: I am!
Scientist: Well, no one should
be afraid of you now. Thereís plenty of food for everyone to eat. So you can
leave these dinosaurs alone!
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Food. . for
Stegosaurus: Iím starved.
Scientist: Why donít you all
come inside the museum with me?
Brontosaurus: I donít think Iíd
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Nor would I.
Scientist: Of course you will.
We have some of you skeletons in here. Oh, Iím sorry.
Triceratops: Skeletons? You mean
of our families?
Scientist: Well, I mean, we
found their bones.
Brontosaurus: I want to see!
Stegosaurus: Me too.
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Weíll all go
inside with you.
(All go into the museum, look at
Brontosaurus: Iíll bet thatís my
Stegosaurus: Wow! It looks like
my Uncle Max!
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Something is
wrong here. Where are all the other living dinosaurs? Where are the
mountains and the swamps? Why are there so many things I donít understand?
Brontosaurus: He said we were
Stegosaurus: He said there were
Triceratops: Tell us, what
happened to the rest of them?
Scientist: We donít really know.
But if you stay here with me, maybe we can find out!
Brontosaurus: I have nowhere
else to go.
Tyrannosaurus Rex: If youíve got
food, Iíll stay.
Triceratops: Iíll stay for sure.
Stegosaurus: If itís good enough
for Uncle Max, itís good enough for me!