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Scouts are seated in a restaurant. A waiter approaches them.
Waiter: What’ll you have?
Scout 1: I’ll have a tuna on rye.
Waiter: Why tuna? Salmon’s much better. And have it on whole wheat,
Scout 1: Okay, okay. Make it salmon on whole wheat.
Waiter: And you?
Scout 2: I’ll have bacon and tomato on toast. And coffee.
Waiter: Bacon’s not good for you. And coffee strains your heart.
Have a nice roast beef sandwich and a cup of tea.
Scout 2: Okay, make it a roast beef sandwich and tea.
Waiter: How about you?
Scout 3: What do you suggest?
Waiter: Who has time to make suggestions?
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Guide, students and echo (hidden)
Setting: School field trip, all are standing at the edge of a cliff.
GUIDE: This is Echo Point. What makes Echo Point so special is that
whenever you call out the name of a food, it will echo three times. Listen.
ECHO: Yogurt! Yogurt! Yogurt!
GUIDE: See? Now anyone want to try? (Each Cub calls out a food, and
Echo repeats three times, until last Cub.)
LAST CUB: My turn! Baloney:
ECHO: Baloney, baloney! (Only twice)
GUIDE: That’s strange. It’s never repeated a food only twice. Maybe
we should wait a moment more. (Pause---nothing happens) I’m so sorry, boys.
Maybe we should go back to school for lunch in the cafeteria, where the food is
Set Up –
Jingle bells start jingling offstage.
Four Cub Scouts pull a “ sleigh” to center (can hold onto a
rope or stick to keep them together.)
As they move they count to themselves l-2-3-4.
On “ 4” they all yell, “CRACK!” together.
Driver flicks a whip as they all yell, “Crack!“ .
Sleigh stops - bells stop -
when the driver yells, “WHOA!” Driver gets out, walks to a group of waiting
scouts and “Talks” (Pantomimes) to them.
#l (In exasperation) Where did she get that whip? All Horses Shake their
#2 (Groans as he looks at the group) Look who we have tonight! All Horses
Groan. Cub Scouts! (disgusted)
#3 They’ re so loud! They hurt my ears!
#4 Worse than that, they sing the whole trip!
#l Where did she get that whip?
#2 I don’ t know, but look back there. Something is happening.
driver appear to be arguing. Scouts point to drivers whip and shake their heads
#3 (Hopefully) Maybe we won’ t be carrying Cub Scouts tonight.
#4 They’ re just so . . . so spirited! They can not sit still!
look at group once again. Driver throws whip away, and they all approach sleigh.
in behind driver.
Horses: (Together) Yea! Wow! Rad! Awesome!
#l (In disbelief) They talked her out of using the whip!
#2 Cub Scouts are Awesome, Horse!
#3 They’ re cool dudes. They always carry their trash away, and they feed
us apples. -
#4 They are fun and they sing. They are so full of . . . of spirit!
picks up reins and yells “Giddyup” .
jingle. All move forward singing:
through the snow,
in a four
horse open sleigh,
O’ re the
fields we go,
all the way,
it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight!
bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
fun it is to ride in a four horse open sleigh – Hey
DO YOUR BEST
CHARLIE BROWN, LINUS, CUB
SCOUTS (As many as 8 and as few as 3.)
CUB 1: This is a great time of year!
CUB 2: It sure is! Snow … Santa Claus … presents … its all
CUB 3: Well, here comes Charlie Brown and Linus.
3 CUBS: Hi Linus. Hi Charlie Brown.
CUB 4: What’s the matter Charlie Brown?
CHARLIE: I was just thinking. All I will probably get for Christmas
is rocks! That’s all I got at Halloween.
CUB 5: That’s not all there is at Christmas.
CUB 6: There’s snow.
CHARLIE: That means Lucy will throw snowballs at me!
CUB 7: How about Christmas trees?
CHARLIE: Snoopy knocked mine down!
CUB 8: There’s also mistletoe and bells and Christmas carols
. . .
CHARLIE: Bells hurt my ears, only my mother wants to kiss me and I
can’t sing. If that’s all Christmas is about, I guess I don’t like it much. I
wonder if that’s all there really is?
LINUS: No, Charlie Brown, there is much more. Let me tell you
what Christmas is all about.
“… And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping
watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were so afraid. And
the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of
great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the
city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto
you. Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising
God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will
toward men.’ And that’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.