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Baloo's Bugle

June 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 10
July 2005 Theme

Theme: Play Ball
Webelos: Aquanaut & Geologist
  Tiger Cub


A New Sport

Baltimore Area Council

Have a Den line up on stage.  One Scout steps forward and, acting as a narrator, announces that this is the first exhibition of a new Olympic event.  This is the cue for the rest of the Scouts to grin as widely as possible.  The narrator announces that this event is called the Standing Broad Grin.

The Football Game

Baltimore Area Council

A group of boys are discussing a football game.  Insert the name of your local high schools or favorite pro teams in the blanks.

Cub # 1:        I sure hope that the __________ win.

Cub # 2:        Well, I’m sure that the _________ will win.

Cub # 3:        Why, the _________ will beat ‘em 40 to nothin’.

Cub # 4:        I can tell you the score of the game before it starts.

All Others:  Oh yeah?  How can you?  You’re not psychic, are you?

Cub # 4:     The score of the game before it starts?  It’s nothin’ to nothin’ of course.

(Others chase him off stage.)

Harlem Globetrotters

Baltimore Area Council

Three Scouts are doing laundry. Each is sitting behind a bucket that holds his “laundry”. Two of the buckets realty have water and a rag or two. All three work at scrubbing and wringing water from their laundry for a few seconds. One sitting on the end shakes the water from his hands getting his neighbor slightly wet. This provokes the Scout in the middle who retaliates with a splash back, escalate in comedic fashion till the one on the end throws a wet rag at the face of the Scout in the middle who ducks. The rag sails on till it smacks the Scout on the far end (previously not involved in the water fight) in the face. The smack-ee picks up his bucket to dump on the others who take flight into the audience.

The Punch line: When the actors are in the crowd the smack-ee tosses the contents of his bucket in a wide arc over as much of the audience as possible. You can fill the bucket with pieces of newspaper, but in a Scouting setting a bucket full of leaves would work just a well. If the actors have a little talent and practice this can be extremely funny

Sportsmanship Skit

Make large cards with the following letters-S-P-O-R-T-S-M-A-N-S-H-I-P.  You’ll need the Cubmaster and 13 Cub Scouts, each with one letter.  As the Cubmaster reads the letters the boys show their cards, read the words for their letter off the back, and hold them up for the rest of the ceremony.

CM:           At the start of a baseball game, the announcer yells, “Play Ball!” Very soon, we will be saying that for our big game here at our Pack picnic.  But before that, 13 Cub Scouts and I would like to remind you of something very important.  We’ll do it with a little spelling lesson:

Cub # 1:        S – is for smiling, even if you hurt inside.

Cub # 2:        P – is for pardoning parents who may show poor manners.

Cub # 3:        O – is for oozing enthusiasm for your car and your fellow Den members.

Cub # 4:        R – is for respecting the feelings of other Cub Scouts.

Cub # 5:        T – is for trying your best and (next letter) is for being satisfied with yourself.

Cub # 6:        M – is for mastering self-control.

Cub # 7:        A – is for anger, which has no place in our meetings.

Cub # 8:        N – is for noticing that only one can win.

Cub # 9:        S – is for success in doing your best.

Cub # 10:      H – is for hushing boastful words.

Cub # 11:      I – is for inspiring us to congratulate the winner.

Cub # 12:      P – is for playing the pinewood derby for fun.

CM:            Let us remember that word  ‘Sportsmanship’ during our derby tonight.

Broken Finger

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Personnel: Two Scouts

Preparation: Practice speaking loudly and clearly

CUB #1:  Cub #1 approaches Cub #2 "Do you know about first aid? When I press my forehead with my finger, it really hurts. When I do the same to my jaw, it's also painful. When I press on my stomach, I suffer. What can it be?"

CUB #2:  Cub #2 listens to Cub #1’s heart, taps on his chest, looks in his ears and declares, "I don't know. You better go to the camp doctor. It looks serious."

CUB #1:  “O.K.” Cub #1 leaves for a few minutes and comes back.

CUB #2:  "What did the camp doctor say?"

CUB #1:  "The doctor said I have a broken finger."

Whose Football?

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Equipment: Something that looks like a T.V. & 2 chairs.

Preparation: Set up the two chairs side by side facing the T.V., Two scouts playing a Father and Son, sit in the chairs.

CUB #1:  (The Father) leaps out of his chair saying, “I can’t believe he missed that simple pass! Why do they let that lazy guy play anyway?”

CUB #2:  (The Son) looks at father, “Dad, maybe it’s his football!"

Bubble Gum

San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach & Verdugo Hills Councils

Equipment: 1 chair

Preparation: Practice, but there are no lines.  But the more the Cubs ham up the action, the better the skit. 

This could be introduced as boys waiting outside the Principal’s Office at school.  Or waiting to see the doctor. 

1st scout walks out to the chair, takes his gum out of his mouth, places it on the back of the chair, then walks off.

2nd scout walks out to the chair, leans his hand on the back, finds the gum on his hand, and, totally disgusted, wipes it on the seat of the chair and walks off.

3rd scout walks up to the chair and sits down. He realizes with great disgust that the gum is stuck to his bum. Disgusted, he peels it off, throws it to the ground and walks off.

4th scout walks out to the chair, then realizes he's got gum stuck to his shoe.  With great disgust he peels it off, sticks it to the back of the chair, and walks off.

1st scout comes back, walks up to the chair, peels it off, sticks it in his mouth and walks on.

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