September 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
| Volume 14, Issue
October 2007 Theme
Down on the Farm
Citizen & Showman
Pumpkin Patch Patter
12 Cubs dressed as pumpkins,
Mother and children
Other boys maybe dressed up a
pumpkins sitting on stage at the sides. If you donít have this many Cubs,
double up on the speaking parts.
Have Cubs either make pumpkin
costumes or make large paper pumpkins to pin them on their clothing. Consider
puppets Ė boys stay behind real pumpkins and say lines while out of sight.
One sign saying ďPUMPKIN PATCHĒ
12 signs saying ďTHE ENDĒ
Pumpkin Patch sign is placed on
The 12 pumpkins sit on floor in
Mother and children enter and
remain on stage pretending to look at the pumpkins.
(Angrily) Well, here we are once again. I hate being a pumpkin.
I know what you mean. Pretty soon theyíll all be over here poking and
squeezing, and trying to decide how to dress us up.
(Loudly) Iím tired of being Carved! It Hurts!
(Smiling) I wish theyíd give me a pretty smile and not tooth decay.
(Wiping his brow) And that candle so hot. Boy, were they glad I used DIAL!
Well, itís better than crayon all over your face. They really get carried
away. I even had a beard and moustache.
Be thankful for a beard and moustache. How would you like to be wearing a
girlís wig! I was humiliated!
At least a wig is soft. The family I was with stuck gourds all over my
head. Two ears, two eyes and a big nose!
I keep getting a spot on the window sill. I need more room than that. You
canít imagine the bruises I have from falling. (Rubs his back)
(Very indignantly) Well, I resent when they decide to build a pyramid with
two or three of us. They call it a pumpkin man. I call it sore shoulders.
(Disgustedly) IĎve been listening to you all complain for the last 10
minutes, and not one of you mentioned being put outside. Every year, for one
solid week, I get the place of honor on the front porch.
(Shaking his head in agreement) Me, too. The least they could is take us in when
it rains, or give us a raincoat.
(Pointing to the family coming over) Be quiet; here they come. Maybe weíll
be too small or the wrong shape.
(Excitedly) Mommy, over here! Look at all the pumpkins!
Why, these pumpkins are too small and are all twisted out of shape.
(In unison) Thank goodness!
(Very slowly says as she is eyeing each pumpkin) But Ö theyíll make perfect
(Groan in unison) Oh! NO!
Six Oíclock in the Morning
Personnel: Cubs in animal costumes.
Setting: Various animals inside barn.
(loudly) Cock Ďaí doodle do. Itís now time to wake up.
Well, I guess that means itís time to get going.
(Stretching) Youíd think that for one morning Rooster would forget.
Come on you lazy creatures. Farmer Brown expects us to be raring to go when he
Itís six oíclock and itís time for everyone to get moving. (Everyone moves
Thereís activity going on in the house. Iím going to go scratch on the door for
some milk. (Cat Exits)
Brown: (Enters) Good morning animals, you are all up early. It looks
like a beautiful day out there. (Animals just stand around.) Letís get all of
you some breakfast and start this day off right. (Starts feeding animals.
Farmer Brown just rambles on and on to the animals.) Gee, it would be nice to
know what you re all thinking when Iím talking to you. (Animals turn
and stare) But of course everyone knows animals canít talk. (Walks off) (As
Farmer Brown walks off all animals wink at audience.)
Farmer Brown and His Friends
Personnel: 6 Cubs
Large piece of cardboard made to
look like a barn with enough windows for each boy.
Farmer Brown needs to look like a
Setting: This skit is running jokes. All should
have a copy of it and is funniest if done very quickly. Farmer Brown is in
front of the barn, keeping things going.
Farmer Brown: Welcome to
Den ___ís version of Hee Haw.
Cub 1: Hey Farmer Brown.
What do you get when you cross an onion with a potato?
Farmer Brown: I donít know.
Cub 1: A spud with
Cub 2: Hey (4) Why did
the rooster crow early?
Cub 4: Because his cluck was fast.
Cub 3: Why does a cow
wear a bell?
Farmer Brown: Why?
Cub 3: Because her horns donít work.
Cub 5: Hey (1) what
three states have the most cows?
Cub 1 : Cow lorado, Moo ssouri and Cow lifornia.
Cub 2: What do you call
it when you pawn a pig?
Farmer Brown: A ham hock.
Cub 5: Hey (3), Do you
like raisin bread?
Cub 3: Canít say, never tried raisiní it.
Cub 4: (6) What do you
call a carrot that insults a farmer?
Cub 6: I donít know, what?
Cub 4: A fresh vegetable.
Cub 6: What do you get
when you cross a dog and a chicken?
Farmer Brown: A pooched egg.
Cub 5: Hey, (2), How
many kinds of milk are there?
Cub 2: Well...thereís whole milk, skimmed milk, condensed milk, and, say
why do you want to know?
Cub 5: Iím drawing a picture of a cow and I want to know how many faucets
to put on it.
Cub 1: Farmer Brown,
what did the pig say when the farmer picked it up by the tail?
Farmer Brown: I donít know. What?.
Cub 1: This is the end of me.
Farmer Brown: (Turns
around with ĎĎTHE ENDíí on the seat of his pants.)
Hamming It Up
Personnel: 8 Cub Scouts
Equipment: Pig masks and tails (There are many ideas
on mask making in the Cub Scout Leader How-To Book)
Piggy #1: I sure had a high fever last night.
Piggy #2: How high?
Piggy #1: Two bales.
Piggy #3: Two bales? Thatís no way to take a temperature.
Piggy #1: Of course it is. I have hay fever!
Piggy #4: Hey, why did the pig cross the road
Piggy #5: I give up. Why?
Piggy #4: It was the chickenís day off.
Piggy #6: What do you think my Uncle Porky pig sang when he joined the
Piggy #7: I donít know. What?
Piggy #6: (singing) ďOinkers away, my boys, oinkers away.Ē
Piggy #8: What do you call a pig who crosses the road twice but refuses to
take a bath?
Piggy #5: What?
Piggy #8: A dirty double-crosser.
Piggy #3: (Holding up a blank piece of poster board) Here is my
famous paining of five hogs eating in a field of corn.
Piggy #2: I donít see a field of corn.
Piggy #3: The hogs ate it all.
Piggy #7: I donít see the five hogs either.
Piggy #3: Of course not. Why should the hogs stay around when the corn is
All: And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the end of our tail!
(All pigs turn around and show off curly tails.)
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