The LawnMower Sale
Here is a good one "to get" your favorite Scout Leader with.
Need: 3 or 4 boys as lawnmowers, 1 Salesman, and 5 or 6 customers
Lawnmowers on hands and knees in a row. Salesman standing around talking
about lawnmower sales: "Lawnmowers, Good Condition, Sale today only. Come
and try them"
Customer 1: (walks in) "Hey I'd like to buy a lawnmower. Can I try
Salesman: "Sure give this one a pull" Takes customer to a
Customer 1: Pulls imaginary cord on mower, Lawnmower starts up (Scout makes
noise and moves off stage with Cust. 1 pushing..
Repeat the above for (n - 1) lawnmowers. On the last mower, mower won't
start, spits and sputters... This happens for all remaining customers. The
salesman may even give it a try. Disgusted and concerned about the sale of
his last mower, the salesman asks for a volunteer from the audience.. Many
hands will go up, but salesman will select someone special like Council
Executive, Scoutmaster, Commissioner, or Camp Director ... This person will
come up and mimic what the others tried to do.. Of course the mower starts up
immediately and moves off st age..
Salesman turns to audience: "I guess all it needed was a big jerk!"