Characters: Eight boys wearing signs to
identify their characters.
Narrator: (Wearing an Uncle Sam
hat and opening a history book to read) Come join me now for just a
minute while we look in a history book to see who is in it. There
are many trailblazers on these pages with tales of deeds down
through the ages.
Thomas Jefferson: (Wearing a three
cornered hat made from paper) The Declaration of Independence I did
write, helping our country in its freedom fight.
(Wearing an Indian headdress) I helped the pilgrims to stay alive
that first winter in their struggle to survive.
Armstrong: (Wearing an astronaut helmet) I helped to blaze the
trail into space for our land and I was the first person on the moon
Abe Lincoln: (Wearing a stovepipe hat) As
president, my best to the country I gave, and helped to end the War
Between the States.
Thomas Edison: (Wearing a newspaper
hat) I did my best to help my land without wait, the electric light
I did create.
Paul Revere: (Wearing a tri-cornered hat and
holding a lantern) I made a famous ride to every farm to warn of the
British and spread the alarm.
Cub Scout: (In uniform) All
these men who blazed a trail did their best and did it well. We are
the future trailblazers of this land, and you can bet we'll do our
best to do our job grand!
story Fiesta of Heroes in Heart of America Council with a few
Personnel: 6 Cub Scouts
Chair, Book costumes or signs for Robin Hood, Blackbeard, Man from
Mars, King Rex, Sitting Bull
Scene: Billy is in his room trying to think
of a Legend or Lore costume for the coming pack meeting. He lounges
in a chair and is looking through a book, when he falls
Billy: Gee, if only I could think of a good
costume for the pack meeting. It has to be something for Legends and
Lore. I don't see anything like that in this book. (Falls
Robin Hood: (enter) Billy, Billy what about me?
No grander hero there could be! I robbed the rich, gave the poor a
hand; I'm Robin Hood from the merry band. (He stands to one
Blackbeard: (enters) Lift the anchor, hoist the
sail; Blackbeard's here to tell a tale. I'm the hero for you, Billy.
Anyone else would just be silly. (Billy is still sleeping.
Blackbeard moves to side.)
King Rex: Nonsense, lad,
they're not your style; they'll both end up on the rubbish pile.
What you need is a costume with zing! Why not go as Rex, the King?
(He stands to side.)
Man from Mars: If you need some lore
and must borrow (entering), don't go to the past, come to tomorrow.
Why not go as a Man from Mars? A part of the future, one of the
stars. (He stands to side.)
Sitting Bull: (entering) How,
Bill Cub Scout, heap big plan, need Indian costume, soon as you can.
Famous Indian, Sitting Bull, sure to win you trophy full. (Takes his
place on side.)
(Dream characters begin to talk among
themselves. As they do Billy wakes up.)
Billy: Boy what a
funny dream, all about those legendary people. Each wanting me to be
them. Oh well, I might as well, hey, I got an idea! I'm going to the
Pack Meeting as Smokey the Bear! Boy that's a great idea! (exits
All other Characters: Smokey the Bear. (Shaking
heads as they leave.)