Cub Scouting is Many Things
This can be used as an opening or a skit. Each of 12 Cubs
(or adults) holds a candle, which is lighted as he gives his message. The
room lights are turned off.
Cub 1: Cub Scouting Is A Boy, He is somewhere
between 7 and 11 years old. He is just an average boy - energetic,
inquisitive, noisy and eager to explore the world around him.
2: Cub Scouting Is Parents Who Love This Boy, and care about him. They
want him to grow up to be a well-rounded individual who can live and work
in an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation.
Cub 3: Cub Scouting
Is A Den Leader, who opens their home and heart to this boy and 5, 6 or 7
others just like him, so they may learn to do things in a group, rather
than individually, and learn to share the limelight with others.
4: Cub Scouting Is A Den Chief, a Boy Scout who works into his busy
schedule the time for the younger boy, so he may encourage him to stay on
the Scouting trail for many years.
Cub 5: Cub Scouting Is A
Cubmaster, who gives of his spare time, and sometimes much more, to
provide a program that will bring Cub Scouting to this boy.
6: Cub Scouting Is A Committee, made up of interested parents who back
up the Cubmaster and who serve willingly to carry out pack
Cub 7: Cub Scouting is a Nationwide organization a little
brother to Boy Scouting, provided by the Boy Scouts of America for the 7,
8, 9 and 10 year old.
Cub 8: Cub Scouting Is Fun, for the boy,
his parents and his leaders.
Cub 9: Cub Scouting is Fellowship,
with the boy in your class at school, your neighbor and other people you
might never meet, except through Cub Scouting.
Cub 10: Cub
Scouting Is Citizenship, teaching the young boy respect for God and
country. He learns his moral obligation to himself and his fellow
Cub 11: Cub Scouting Is A Challenge, to all who become
involved - a challenge to live up to high ideals, bring forth creative
ideas, express yourself. It is also a challenge to learn to accept the
ideas of others who may not agree with you and learn to compromise and
work out differences.
Cub 12: Cub Scouting Is Achieving, by boys
and parents, as they work together in advancement in the boy's book.
Leaders achieve as they carry out the den and pack programs
Narrator: As you can see, Cub Scouting is many
things - each one important and shining forth in its own way. If we keep
all these lights burning brightly in our pack, our radiance will be seen
by many people. THIS IS CUB SCOUTING! (Pause - the lights on, candles are
blown out, and readers exit.)
Making A Cub Scout
(An excellent opening for the induction of new Cub Scouts
into the pack)
Characters: Child, Two Leaders, Two
Props: You will need a large table for the child to
lie on during the "operation."
The "doctor" can carry a large
Props to be "removed" are tacked to back of table,
out of sight.
Those to be "put in" can be placed nearby. (Props are
listed where used.)
Narrator: We are about to instruct you in
the method of making a Cub Scout. To complete this project, you will need
one small eager boy, two interested parents, one patient Den Leader, and
one courageous Cubmaster. (Each character enters as his name is spoken.
Boy wears uniform under a large loose-fitting shirt and climbs up on the
table. Others don surgical masks. As the narrator continues, the operation
proceeds, with Cubmaster acting as doctor. Den Leader and parents hand him
the things to be put in and take the things removed. When the boy is
hidden under a sheet, he removes his shirt.)
Narrator: Cover him with fun and good times (Hold
up posters labeled "FUN" and "GOOD TIMES" and cover boy)
laughing gas for anesthetic.
(Use a tire pump labeled "Laughing
Take out hate and put in Love.
(Hate - lump of paper, so
labeled. Love - big paper heart, labeled).
Take out selfishness, put in
cooperation. (Sign "I," sign "WE).
Take out idle hands, put in busy
fingers. (Idle - empty rubber gloves. Busy - glove full of flour.)
out laziness, put in ambition. (Laziness - rag; Ambition - blown up
After this pleasant operation, we have a "CUB SCOUT."
(Remove the sheet. Boy, in uniform, stands up and gives the Cub Scout
Circle 10 Council
Preparation: The following answers and questions
can be used in a Cubnac presentation (based on the Johnny Carson "Carnac"
routine.) A Cub Scout dresses in a turban and cape and his assistant
carries in envelopes with questions inside. After Cubnac holds each
envelope to his forehead in order to "telepathically" come up with the
answer (it is written on the outside of each envelope), he states the
answer out loud, opens the envelope and reads the question. The boys can
ham this up as much as they want.
Dances with Wolves
Question What would you call a den leader who
square dances with her den?
Answer I Can Bear No
Question What does a new Webelos Scout
Question What would you call Robert
Cat if you were a close friend?
Answer Bear, Aaron, and Wells
Question Name a rank, a Hank, and a bank.
Question What happens to patches on your uniform after
Answer Arrow of Light
Question What would you
call 20 candles in a straight line?
Question What do you call a group of Tiger