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Baloo's Bugle

May 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 10
June 2005 Theme

Theme: Destination Parks
Webelos: Traveler & Artist
  Tiger Cub


Picnic at the Park

Greater St. Louis Area Council

You will need 6-8 Cub Scouts with paper sacks.

Setting: Skit opens with boys standing together at the park. Cardboard cutout trees and bushes could be used.

CUB 1: Gee, there’s nothing to do.

CUB 2: Yeah, I know.

CUB 3: Hey, let’s have a backyard picnic.

ALL:     Yeah!

CUB 4: But it’s going to rain.

Cub 1:   I don’t think so. If it does, we can eat in the house.

CUB 2: I’ll bring the potato chips.

CUB 3: I’ll bring the hot dogs.

CUB 4: I’ll bring the hot dog buns.

CUB 5: I’ll bring the drinks.

CUB 6: And I’ll bring something special!

(All walk off stage and come back carrying sacks)

CUB 2: Here are the chips.

CUB 3: Here are the hot dogs.

CUB 4: Here are the hot dog buns.

CUB 5: Here are the drinks.

CUB 6: (Drops his sack) Oh No!

CUB 5: What’s wrong?

CUB 6: I brought the ants!!!

Hiking - The Scouting Way

Piedmont Council

Boys are on stage. They don’t look ready for anything.

Den Chief:          Okay, guys. Is everybody ready to go hiking?

(Boys start hiking up their socks.)

Den Chief: What are you doing? I said HIKING! Are you ready to go HIKING?

Boys:        Yes, we're hiking up our socks, our shorts, you know....

Den Chief:          NO, NO, NO! Hiking, Hiking, don't you know HIKING!

Boys:        Oh, yes.

1st Boy:    (Takes football from behind his back; boys line up to begin to play.)

                Hike one...hike two...hike three.

Den Chief:          NO, NO, NO, HI-KING, HI-KING. Come on guys. Get with it!

2nd Boy:   (Walks with crown on head)

Boys:        Hi, King!

Den Chief:          NO, NO, NO!, Hiking, walking, Scout stuff - You know - hiking!

Boys:        Oh why didn't you say so? (Walk off stage hiking.)

All Boys: sing – “A Hiking we will go. A Hiking we will go.” Then lots of conversation about fresh air, color of trees, blue sky, what a great time they will have hiking, etc.

Dad comes along in car, stops and leans out window

Boys:        Oh hi, Mr. _____. What are you doing out here?

Dad:         Any one for ice cream?

All boys pile into the car acting wildly excited.

How Far ??

Piedmont Council

Personnel:         Any number of boys

Equipment:      Pedometer (can be an oversized prop for effect)

Setting:             Boys are heaped in a pile - looking worn out after a long hike.

Cub # 1:        Wow, that was a long hike.

Cub # 2:        We sure walked a long time!!

Cub # 3:        Did you see all those trees?

Cub # 4:        The bear sure was neat!!

Continue on until all boys have added an experience until you get to the last boy.

Last Cub:   How far did we walk?

Den Chief: (checks pedometer) It looks like about 2 blocks!


Greater St. Louis Area Council

Setting:    A Cub Scout happens across a set of tracks on the ground and tries to identify them. Cub 1 enters and notices a set of tracks on the ground. He scratches his head.

CUB 1:    Hmmm, a set of tracks. I wonder what kind of tracks these are.

(Cub 2 enters and looks down at the ground.)

CUB 2:    What are you looking at?

CUB 1:    I found this set of tracks here and I am trying to figure out what kind they are. I think they are wolf tracks.

CUB 2:    Nope, you’re wrong. They look like bear tracks to me.

CUB 1:    No, they’re wolf tracks!

CUB 2:    No, they’re bear tracks!

If you have more Scouts – add Webelos Tracks, Tiger tracks, maybe Lion Tracks for us old timers CD

Have the Scouts begin to argue about what kind of tracks they are.

A train enters (use 3 or more scouts to be the train) and runs over the two scouts.)

All:         Hmph! I guess they were railroad tracks!

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