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Baloo's Bugle

March 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 8
April 2007 Theme

Theme: Cub Cafe
Webelos: Family Membe & Sportsman
Tiger Cub


Three Rivers
Great Salt Lake Council

Cast:    Camp Cook, 3 Strangers, Three Rivers (a boy on all fours acting like a dog)

Props:  Big Kettle or Dutch Oven

Setting:             The camp cook is stirring the contents of the big kettle when along comes a stranger.

1st STRANGER: What’s cooking? Sure does smell good.

COOK: Homemade stew. Want a plate?

1st STRANGER Yeah, if it’s not any trouble. Got an extra plate?

COOK: Sure do. Three Rivers just cleaned ‘em.

The 1st Stranger picks up a plate from the pile the cook is pointing to.

1st STRANGER: (Looking at plate) Are you sure these plates are clean?

COOK: Sure are, stranger. Three Rivers just cleaned ‘em.

This is the crux of the skit. Make sure the audience understands that Three Rivers cleaned the plates.

Two more strangers come in and get served. 
Ad Lib similar conversations and
discuss how good the food is

3rd STRANGER: Cookie, that stew was great! To show my appreciation, I’d like to clean up the dishes.

COOK: Never mind about that. Three Rivers will take care of them. Three Rivers!!! Three Rivers!!! Here boy, come on Three Rivers!!!

THREE RIVERS: (Enters, barking.)

STRANGERS: (Pretend to get sick.)

Cub Scout Chefs/Cub Scout Upside Down Stew
Russ, Timucua District


On stage is a huge pot, made from cardboard carton. The pot could be painted on the side of the carton. Boys getting into the pot, pile on top of each other face down.

Boy with chef's hat is stirring in pot with a broomstick.


Chef (Pretends to taste) Hmmmmm-mm. Tastes like a well-rounded den to me.

DL:   What did you put in it?

Chef:   (reading from oversized card marked "Recipe") Cub Scouts that do their best. (Any number of uniformed Cubs climb into Pot)

         "A sense of humor" (Grinning Cub wearing sign "Humor" climbs into pot)

         "A pinch of wanting to please". (Cub wearing sign, "I want to please" sign climbs into pot)

         "A dash of mischief" (Cub wearing sign, "Mischief" sign climbs into pot)

         "A bit of obedience" (Cub wearing "Obedience" sign climbs into pot)

         "A bundle of sunshine" Cub wearing "Sunshine" sign climbs into pot)

         "And a ton of Energy Cub wearing "Energy" sign climbs into pot)

         "Stir well and you have Cub Scout Upside Down Stew"

DL:   (pretends to taste) Tastes like dirty blue jeans to me!

Tossed Salad
San Gabriel Valley-Long Beach Area-Verdugo Hills Councils



CUCUMBER                     TOMATO          CARROT


  • FARMER IN THE DELL: Cub Scout dressed in overalls, straw hat, plaid shirt, red hanky, rake or hoe in hand. and a very large green thumb made by stuffing toy balloon with cotton and placed on thumb. Curtain opens with FARMER IN THE DELL onstage):
  • All the vegetables are Cub Scouts hidden behind very large cardboard cutouts to represent the vegetables they represent.

FARMER IN THE DELL :         I’m the Farmer in the Dell and you know me well, ‘cause I grow good things to eat. That’s easy to be seen, ‘cause my thumb is green (Hold out thumb with green balloon, which was hidden behind back.) And I have some friends I want you to meet.

CUCUMBER:    I’m a long cucumber, cool and green, and people like me to eat. I’m really tickled, ‘cause raw or pickled they all say I am a treat.

TOMATO:  I’m a ripe red tomato, juicy and round, and you better not squeeze me, you betcha’, ‘cause if you do, I’ll squirt on you and I won’t be tomato, I’ll be CATSUP.

CARROT: I’m a bright orange carrot, tall and wise. I’m a health food for lads and lasses. They say, and it’s true, I’m good for your eyes. Did you ever see a rabbit wear­ing glasses?

CELERY:   You know me, I’m one of the bunch, and I’m very good for your diet; but I always crunch, whenever you munch; so I’m not too good for your peace and quiet.

ONION:      Whatever would a salad be, without poor little me. For that distinctive touch that adds so much, chop me up and see.

ALL TOGETHER SING (to the tune of "Friendship"):

Friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.
When other salads have been forgot, ours will hit the spot.
La-de-da-de-la-de-da-da-da (As the curtain closes.)

Eskimo Pie
Baltimore Area Council

Personnel: 6 Cub Scouts around a table.

Equipment: Ping pong ball, sponge, white golf tees, pan with ice cream bars in the bottom.

Cub 1:Isn’t it great our leader is letting us make a pie for our den meeting treat?

Cub 2:Sure is.  I don’t know what kind of pie it is, but here are the directions.

Cub 3: Let’s see, first you put in these walrus eyes.

Cub 4:Walrus eyes?  Are you sure?

Cub 3: Says so right here.  (Puts ping pong balls in pan.)

Cub 5:OK, next put in a pound of blubber.

Cub 4: A pound of blubber?  Are you sure?

Cub 5:That’s what it says in the recipe.  (Puts in white sponges.)

Cub 6: The next thing to add is two dozen polar bear teeth.

Cub 4: I don’t believe that.  Why do you put teeth in a pie?

Cub 3: Hey, you have to have teeth to eat a pie!

Cub 6:Here go the teeth.  (Puts in golf tees.)

Cub 1: Now we let it freeze for one hour.  (Put lid on pan.)

Cub 2: (Hold up sign that says “one hour later”.)

Cub 1:Let’s see what we’ve got. (Uncovers pot.)

All:       (Look into pan and exclaim.)  Eskimo pies!!!!  (Pull out ice cream bars, open and eat.)

Messy Scout Cook
Baltimore Area Council

Needed: 2Scouts, cook pot, play ingredients, card table, recipe card

Cub 1:  I was watching from over there and saw you fill up the cook pot with food and then take the pot and turn it over on the stove.

Cub 2:  Oh, yes. That’s exactly what I did!

Cub 1:  Why would you do such a thing? What a mess!

Cub 2:  The recipe card told me to put all the ingredients together in the pot and turn it over for cooking directions.


The Land of Chew and Swallow

Personnel: 5 Cub Scouts and narrator

Equipment: Plates and silverware, big bread slice, a big bandage

Enter two boys carrying plates and silverware.

Narrator: Over the mountains and across the stars in a far hidden corner of the world lies the land of Chew and Swallow. It is a very special land, which you will soon see.

Cub 1:     What do think we’ll have for supper tonight?

Cub 2:     I don’t know but I hope we don’t have a spaghetti storm again.  It leaves the trees a mess.

Narrator:You see in this land all the food comes with the weather or the weather is the food.  It rains milk and juice and they have bread storms and drumstick cloud bursts.

               Everything was fine until one day the weather started to go bad.

Two boys enter holding their noses. One has a bandaged head

Cub 3:     Watch out it’s a big bread blow in. (Big bread slice falls in.)

Narrator: The storm continued.  Instead of normal size food the meatballs were as big as bowling balls and the bread a size never seen before.  Roofs were crushed and people were getting hurt.  Something had to be done.

Cub 4:     What will we do?  (Head bandaged)

Cub 2:     I’ve heard of a land over the sea where people have to grow and cook their food.

Cub 3:     We can’t stay here.  My house is buried under a pizza.

Cub 4:     The smell is getting bad.  People are getting hurt.

Cub 5:     Let’s use the stale bread to make boats and find this new place to live.

Narrator:So the work began on the bread boats to take them to the new land.

All boys working on boats and set sail.
Boats land and people welcome new friends.

Narrator:Now starts the fun of getting your own food ready and learning new skills.

(Boys learning to cook at picnic.)

Cub 1:     Life was easy before but I like knowing what I’m going to eat at each meal and not have to wait for the weather.


“Cub Scout Café” Skit
Baltimore Area Council

Some Cubs dressed as parents seated at table with checkered tablecloth.  One Cub dressed as waiter, wearing apron, and towel over arm.

Narrator: The Cubs Scouts of Den ____ have decided to open a Cub Scout Café, but something is not quite right.

Parent 1: Excuse me; Johnny, is this coffee or tea?  It tastes like kerosene.

Waiter 1   Then it’s coffee, the tea tastes like gasoline.

Parent 2:  I hope you’ll hurry and bring my food. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.

Waiter 2   Then you’ve come to the right place.

Parent 3:  Why do you have your fingers on top of my food?

Waiter 3   (serving plate with his hand all over it.)  So it won’t fall on the floor again.

Parent 4:  Why are you stompin’ on my steak?

Waiter 4   (stomping on something on the floor) Because when you told me to bring you your food, you said to “step on it.”

Parent 5:  I’m afraid there’s a fly in my soup.

Waiter 5   Don’t worry, there’s no extra charge.

Parent 5:  There really is a fly in my soup.

Waiter 5   What did you expect, a humming bird?

Narrator:  Thank you den _____, and good luck in keeping your Cub Scout Café open.


Good Soup
Russ, Timucua District

Props:      a large pot, several spoons, and a floor mop. A chef's hat would also be useful.

Announcer: This scene takes place in the camp Dining Hall.

Several boys are seated around a large pot, sampling the imaginary contents with the spoons.

Scott :   Boy, this is sure good soup.

Brad :   Yep, it's got REAL flavor.

David :             Sure is, why it's even better than my Mom makes.

Matt:    It’s the best food I've eaten at camp all week.

Cook : (Enters waving floor mop and shouting) Hey you guys ! Get out of my mop water !!!


Is It Time Yet?
Russ, Timucua District

Sure, this is a regular favorite and it usually has nothing to do with Cub Grub, but you can add a twist that gets everyone's focus just a little bit away from what they usually expect. Make sure you practice this a few times (or a lot of times) before you get them in front of the group to do it.


At one end of the "lineup" is someone stirring a pot.  Everyone else in the lineup has a soup bowl and spoon in their hand.


Have all the boys who are doing the skit sitting in a row (the lineup) with their bowls in their hands and their legs crossed all in the same direction.

The last boy at one end of the lineup also has his legs crossed, but instead of having the soup bowl, he has a big soup pot and is stirring it.


The first Cub at the end of the line (opposite the soup pot) begins.  He turns to the one next to him and asks "Is it time yet?”  That boy responds with "I don't know, but I sure am hungry.”  He then turns to the one next to him and asks "Is it time yet?"

This continues down the line until the question gets to the one stirring the pot.  He stops, lifts the spoon out of the pot and does a taste test.  He makes a "yuck" face and responds "Nope, not yet.”  This response gets passed on down the line to the first boy.

They all start playing a little with their soup bowls for a while (looking in them, stirring their spoons, turning them upside down in disappointment, etc.).

Then the first boy in line begins the questioning again and the routine repeats itself—all the way to the pot stirrer and back with a "Nope, it's not time yet" response.

Now, depending on the number of boys, the amount of time they take in the process, the amount of time they have to do the skit, etc., this action can go for as few or as many repeats as you want.

Then, when the tension is about as great as everyone can stand, you run the last repeat.  And when the question finally gets to the stirrer, he tastes the soup, puts a big smile on his face and responds, "Yup. It's time."

This response passes its way back to the very first boy. And he responds with a loud "FINALLY!”  When he says the word, everyone uncrosses their legs and crosses them the other way.


The Candy Store
San Gabriel Valley-Long Beach Area-Verdugo Hills Councils

This one can be really hammed up – have the kid walking up in a dance kind of way and the old storekeeper, being old, very laboriously climbing up a ladder, getting the candy jar, coming down, counting out the candies, and so on.

Cast:     Old storekeeper, very young kid or series of kids acting like they are 4 years old

Setting:A Candy Store

Kid:     (Kid walks up to storekeeper and asks) I want five of those penny candies way up at the top.

Storekeeper:     You mean those penny candies, way, way, waaaaaayy up top?

Kid:     Yes, please.

Storekeeper:     Sigh! (Kid takes innocent pleasure in watching the storekeeper go up.)

Storekeeper climbs up and get him five candies,
and receives the five cents.

This scene repeats itself several times over 3 more days (or three more kids entering store) , with the storekeeper being more and more tired each time and becoming equally more frustrated until,

Storekeeper:      Oh! I see that kid coming. I know what he’s coming to get, so I’ll climb up now to get the candies before he comes in and have it ready for him. (Kid walks in.) I bet I know what you want. I bet you want five of the penny candies from way up top, right?

Kid:     Nope! Not today!

Storekeeper:     Sigh! Now I have to climb back up to put them away. (He climbs up, puts them away, and then comes down.) Now, sonny, what would you like today?

Kid:     I would like three of those penny candies way up at the top!


San Gabriel Valley-Long Beach Area-Verdugo Hills Councils

Cast:     policeman; three boys; a police chief.

Start:    Policeman hustles scuffed looking boy up to boy sitting at the table marked CHIEF.

Policeman:  Here’s a bunch of trouble- makers for you, sir.

Chief:         O.K. constable. I’ll deal with this. (Dismisses officer, turns sternly to Boy 1.) Well, now.  Why are you here?

Boy 1:        (embarrassed) I threw peanuts into the lake.  (Chief looks puzzled)

Chief :        (sternly to Boy 2) And why, then, were you brought in??

Boy 2:       (defensively) I threw peanuts into the lake.  (Chief scowls angrily)

Chief:         (Bellows at Boy 3) and you!  What have you got to say for yourself?

Boy 3:        I’m Peanuts, Sir!  (All exit)


Lunch Break
San Gabriel Valley-Long Beach Area-Verdugo Hills Councils

Cast:     Two students and an announcer

Announcer:    We see here two students at school.  It is now lunchtime and the two friends are about to eat their lunches.

Student 1:      (Opens lunch bag and looks very disgusted) YECCHHH!!  Egg salad sandwiches again!

Student 2:      Look, if you hate them that bad, I’ll swap with you.  (Both pretend to eat)

Announcer:    The next day.

Student 1:      (Enters with Student 2, opens lunch bag and looks very disgusted) YECCHHHH!!  Egg salad sandwiches again!

Student 2:      O.K, I’ll trade with you again.  (Both pretend to eat and then exit)

Announcer:    The next day.

Student 1:      (Enters with Student 2, opens lunch bag and looks very disgusted) YECCHHHH!!  Egg salad sandwiches again!

Student 2:      (angrily) Look, if you don’t like egg salad sandwiches, why don’t you ask your Mom to make you something else? 

Student 1:      Why bother Mom?  She’s got nothing to do with this.  I make my own lunches.


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