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Baloo's Bugle

April 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 9
May 2006 Theme

Theme: Diggin' in the Dirt
Webelos: Outdoorsman and Handyman
Tiger Cub


All By Myself Skit
Heart of America Council

Setting: Den Meeting or Classroom. The teacher has asked each boy to bring a sample of something he grew himself. Each boy has an article except one boy.

Den Leader or Teacher: Since we're studying “Diggin’ in the Dirt,” I asked each of you to bring something you grew by yourself to show the class. Johnny, will you be first. )

  • I brought these carrots I grew in my garden.
  • I brought some flowers I planted last spring .
  • I planted some tomatoes, but this is as big as they got. (he holds up a cherry tomato)

Teacher:   It looks like you all grew some useful things. Roy, what did you bring?

  • Roy: Well, I didn't plant anything so I don't have anything to show.  Mom said that if I had to I could always take off my shoes.

Teacher:   What do you mean take off your shoes, Roy ?

  • I mean I could show you my feet; they grew 13 inches in the past 8 years and I done it all by myself.

The Den Mother's Bouquet
Alapaha Area Council

Characters:  Six Cub Scouts in summer uniform or Cub Scout T-shirts. 

Scene:  A nature walk. 

Props:  Cub - fashioned bouquet, with strands of ivy. 

Cub 1:  Gee, fellas.  I don't think Mrs. Brown's having a very good time. 

Cub 2:  Well, you didn't help things much, giving her that garter snake. 

Cub 3:  I was just trying to help her collect stuff for our nature display at pack meeting. 

Cub 4:  Yeah...and you heard what she said! "Nothin' ever again, that moves by itself."

Cub 3:  So...now I know better!

Cub 5:  Don't worry about a thing, you guys.  I'm gonna fix everything. 

Cub 6:  Yeah? How?

Cub 5:  Well, you know how nutty women are about flowers? So, I picked her this neat bunch of flowers. (He holds up bouquet, with trailing strands of ivy.) See?

Cub 6:  Oh no! (Wails) We'll never get to go on another hike!

Cub 5:  How come?

Cub 6:  Cause...that's poison ivy!

Digging a Hole to China:
Sam Houston Area Council

One boy is digging a hole

A sequence of boys comes by each asking “What are you doing?”

The boy replies each time “I’m digging a hole to china.”

The other boys will leave with comments like “That’s impossible”, and “You’ll never get there.”

The digging boy each time shows confidence in his mission.

Finally, after all of the questioners has gone by, he strikes something in the ground.  And he pulls out a plate (make it plastic, but looks like it could be china).  He say’s “There’s my china!”

Heart of America Council

This could easily be an opening or closing, too   CD

Den Leader (labeled Mother Nature): "Everything living, and properly cared for, grows. There are things that a tree needs to grow. It needs warmth, water, care, and protection. Cub Scouts grow. What does a Cub Scout need to help him grow? "

  • He needs food to grow. (perhaps this is the largest cub)
  • He needs a home for shelter.
  • He needs a man to be his friend.
  • He needs to go to school to grow mentally.
  • He needs to go to his place of worship to help him grow spiritually:

Den Leader: Where's Johnny? Isn't he in this skit?

  • (hurrying on stage) Here I am. A Cub Scout needs to be needed.

Den Leader: It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!

Den Leader: The moral of our story is "As ye sow, so shall ye reap."

All Cubs   (in unison) Which translates as "What you seed is what you get!"

Texas Fisherman
Sam Houston Area Council

CAST: 6 Cubs

PROPS: Stools (for fishermen to sit on), fishing poles

SETTING: 6 Fishermen sitting on stools by a lake, hanging their poles in the water.  Heads droop until it’s time for them to speak their line.

  • What do you think about how our fishing is going today?
  • Not Bad.  When we lived in Texas we caught them as big as 8 inches.

Cub # 1:  8 inches?  Why I’ve caught ’em over 20 inches long right here in this very pond."

Cub # 2:  Who’s talking long?  In Texas, we measured ’em between the eyes."
Any luck, Zeb?

  • Yup, I caught me a 65 pound cat, but I decided not to keep him.  How ’bout you?"
  • Nope.  But I did fish out a lantern I lost 5 years ago.  And it was still a-burning"

Cub # 3:  Aw right.  Maybe my fish weren’t no 65 pounder.  I’ll knock off 30 pounds if you’ll blow out the light in the lantern."

  • "No, seriously, how is the fishing in Texas?"

"Not too good.  Fished all day and only caught one fish and he was too small to keep.  Luckily for me, two men came along in a truck and helped me throw him back."

The Ants
Baltimore Area Council

Characters: 6 to 8 Cub Scouts

Props: Paper sacks

Setting: Skit opens with boys standing together in a backyard. Cardboard cutout trees and bushes could be used.

1ST Cub:   Gee, there’s nothing to do.

2ND Cub:  Yeah, I know.

3RD Cub:  Hey, let’s have a backyard picnic.

ALL:       Yeah!

4TH Cub:  But it’s going to rain.

1ST Cub:   I don’t think so. If it does, we can eat in the house.

2ND Cub:  I’ll bring the potato chips.

3RD Cub:  I’ll bring the hot dogs.

4TH Cub:  I’ll bring the hot dog buns.

5TH Cub:  I’ll bring the drinks.

6TH Cub:  And I’ll bring something special!

(All walk offstage and come back carrying sacks)

2ND Cub:  Here are the chips.

3RD Cub:  Here are the hot dogs.

4TH Cub:  Here are the hot dog buns.

5TH Cub:  Here are the drinks.

6TH Cub:  (Drops his sack) Oh, no!

5TH Cub:  What’s wrong?

6TH Cub:  I brought the ants!!

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