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Baloo's Bugle

May 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 10
June 2006 Theme

Theme: Invent a Reason to Celebrate
Webelos: Traveler and Artist
Tiger Cub


Greater St. Louis Area Council
This skit goes with National safety Month

The first Scout comes out walking around; he suddenly grabs his chest and falls to the ground. 

Two other scouts come in talking about just completing their first aid merit badge and find the first scout on the ground.

They rush to his aid and begin C.P.R. Adjust head, listen, feel for pulse and then begin (fake) compressions.

The other scout counts. After about 3 sets, the other scout yells "switch.”

Suddenly the scout on the ground gets up and begins compressions, the Scout doing compressions begins counting, the Scout counting lies down, and they begin again to administer C.P.R.

Climb That
Greater St. Louis Area Council
Possibly for Fly a Kite and Electricity Day

Two Scouts meet, and the first scout begins to brag he can climb anything.

Cub 1: Can you climb that tree?

Cub 2: Sure I've done it lots of times.

Cub 1: Can you climb the steep hill over there?

Cub 2: No sweat, no problem for me.

Cub 1: How about the Empire State Building?

Cub 2: Done it, did it.

Cub 1: How about Mount Everest?

Cub 2: Boy that was I cold day, I've done that too. I told you I am the world's greatest climber, I can climb anything!

Cub 1: I'll bet you ten bucks I can show you something that you can't climb.

Cub 2: Your on!

Cub 1: Pulls out a flashlight and shine the beam up into the sky "All right climb that!

Cub 2: Are you crazy? No Way!

Cub 1: I knew you would back out, now pay up!

Cub 2: I won't pay because its not fair. I know you, I'd start climbing and I'd get half way and you'd turn the flashlight off!

The Invention Skit
Greater St. Louis Area Council
June 8 is Best Friends day.  This could be used then.

Setting: One boy sitting on a bed.  Toys and clothes scattered all over room.  Several boys come in.

All:       Hi. What are you doing?

Cub 1: Just thinking.

Cub 2: Thinking about what?

Cub 1: My invention.

Cub 3: Are you inventing something?

Cub 1: Sure. I want to be famous like Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Edison.

Cub 4: What are you going to make. Maybe we can help.

Cub 1: Really? Do you all want to help me?

All:       Sure!

Cub 1:  Ok.  First of all, I need a big box.  There's one in my closet.

(One boy gets box)

Then I need two toy airplanes.

(Another boy gets airplanes off floor)

And I need some kite string.

(Another boy picks up kite string.

Continue until all toys are off floor.)

Last we need rags.  Let’s use my clothes for that.

(They pick up clothes)

“Now - put everything in the box.”

(Looks around room) 

“Well, that just about takes care of it.”

Cub 4: Takes care of what?

Cub 1: My invention.  I just invented a way to get my room clean before my Mom gets home.

Alapaha Area Council

Personnel: 1 boy selling lemonade, 3 customers

Props:  Glass and pitcher (optional); sign: “Lemonade – all you can drink for a quarter”

Scene opens with boy waiting for customer.  1st Customer walks on stage.

1st Customer:    All I can drink for a quarter, huh?

Boy:    Yep!

1st Customer:   I’ll take a glass. (Seller hands him a glass.  Customer takes a drink, makes a terrible face.)

1st Customer:   Boy, this stuff is horrible!  (Goes off stage.)

2nd Customer:(Enters) Hey, that sounds good.  I’m sure thirsty.  I’ll take a glass. (Seller hands him a glass, he takes a drink and runs off stage gagging.)

3rd Customer:(Enters) It’s a hot day.  I’ll take a glass of lemonade.  (Takes a drink.)  This is really good!  I’ll take another glass.

Boy:     That will be another quarter, please.

3rd Customer:  Another quarter?  But the sign says “All you can drink for a quarter.”

Boy:  I know that – that IS all you can drink for a quarter!

We Have No Skit Skit
Great Salt Lake Area Council

First cub walks to center stage, stops, slaps his forehead and shouts, 'Oh no!'

Next cub runs up to him and asks, 'What's wrong?'

First cub whispers in his ear, and cub #2 says, 'Oh no!'

Repeat this for each Cub Scout running to the group until only the last cub is left.

Last Cub Scout runs up and asks, 'What's wrong?'

All cub scouts say, 'We have no skit!!!'

You could have each scout take off his neckerchief and use it as a hanky and start crying when they hear the bad news.

Emergency Alert System Skit
Great Salt Lake Area Council

Required: 6 to 10 cub scouts

Notes: Make sure you practice so the 'Beeeeeeps' start and stop when they should and so that the punch line does not drag on too long.

All cubs but one stand in line. Denner is in front or to one side.

Den Leader: 'For the next ten seconds we will conduct a test of the BSA Emergency Broadcast System.'

The line of Cub Scouts all make 'Beeeeeeeeeeep' sound until the Den Leader’s hand is raised.

Den Leader: 'Thank you. This concludes the test of the BSA emergency broadcast system. Had this been an actual emergency, you would have heard....'

The line of cub scouts scream in panic and run around.

Water! Water! Skit
Great Salt Lake Area Council

Props: Sahara Desert scenery (have cubs draw cactus for background.) Glass of water.

Set Up: Skit begins with a cub scout standing at one end of stage holding a glass of water.

  •  (Crawls across stage towards cub with glass of water, gasping and saying:) WATER! WATER! (Cub collapses about one fourth of the way across the stage.)
  • (Same as Cub #1 but he gets a little further before he collapses.)
  •  (Same as Cub #2 but he gets a little further before he collapses.)
  •  (Same as Cub #3 but he gets a little further before he collapses.)
  •  (Cub with the longest, messiest hair. Crawls across the stage, panting and asking for water.) WATER! WATER! (When he reaches the boy with the glass of water, he drags himself up onto his knees and pulls a comb from his back pocket, dips it in the glass of water and combs his hair.)

The Picnic Blues
Baltimore Area Council

Characters:    10 Cubs each with one of the following parts - hamburger, hot dog, chips, mingles (Pringles), pop, cooler (box), bag of ice, pickle, potato salad, marshmallows

HAMBURGER: Boy I sure hope they grill me soon.


HAMBURGER: Because I’m going to spoil in this hot sun.

HOT DOG: Well, at least when you do get cooked they turn you I always get over done on one side.

CHIPS:    I get so crushed.

MINGLES: You should come in a can like me.

POP:       I wish they’d close that cooler top. I’m getting warm.

COOLER: I hope they come for you one at a time. Last time they rushed me and I got all scratched up.

BAG OF ICE: I’m melting!

PICKLE: Oh, all of you quit complaining, look at this beautiful day.

POTATO SALAD: Yeah... and look how happy everyone is.

HAMBURGER: Yes . . . you are right.

HOT DOG: It’s great to see the families get together with their kids.

CHIPS:    Just as long as they remember to play safely and not get crushed.

MARSHMALLOW: Look at that kid throw that ball.

POP:       That’s the boy that shook up my cousins and let them spew all over.

CHIPS:    At least they didn’t get crushed.

BURGER: Oh, will you quit complaining?

HOT DOG: Look out everyone here they come!!!

PICKLE: Well, good-bye everyone. It’s been nice.


MINGLES: I hope we’ll be enough for everybody.

POTATO SALAD: I’m sure we will...

ICE:        I’m almost gone already . . . Good-bye.

CHIPS:    I’m getting crushed! ! ! !

What Did You Say Your Name Was?
Great Salt Lake Area Council

CHARACTER: Boy in Cub Scout uniform and a group of boys in street wear.

PROPS: Toy airplane, a ball for the group of boys to bounce; sign saying "small town in 1939." SCENE: Open with boys bouncing ball to each other when Cub Scout enters. Easel is set up wit a sign on far left side of stage.

CUB:          Hi fellas! (holding an airplane)

BOY #1:    Hi, you're new here aren't you?

CUB:          Yes, we just moved here from Ohio. I'm on my way to my first den meeting. Are you guys in Scouts?

BOY #3:   What king of airplane have you got there?

CUB:          We're building rockets in our den and I made this airplane at my last meeting in Ohio. I just thought I'd bring it to show the guys in the den. It will really fly.

BOY #4:   You say you're building rockets?

CUB:           Yes, when they are finished we are going to shoot them off after pack Meting so everyone in the pack can see how they work. I'm glad to get the chance to build one.
You know I'm going to fly one someday for real. Maybe I'll even walk on the moon.

BOY #5:   Wouldn't that be something! What else do you do in the den meeting?

CUB:          We do a lot of different things. Of course I'm really interested mostly in aviation. I'm going to have my pilot's license by the time I'm 16.

BOY #6:    Sure, sure ... do you guys ever camp out?

CUB:          Sure when you become a Webelos they have great dad and son campouts. You know, I'm going to test new aircraft when I'm grown ... maybe even rocket-powered planes. I've got to go now...I don't want to he late. Bye!

BOY #7: Boy those Cub Scouts think they can do anything ... He sure has big ideas... What did he say his name was, anyway?

BOY # 1.  Neil Armstrong! What a dreamer! He really thinks he's going places.

The Bicycle Shop
Greater St. Louis Area Council
This skit goes with the invention of the
bicycle June 26, 1819.

This skit is potentially a grey area concern.  If you do it, make it clear that the volunteer selected at the end is in on the joke.   DO NOT SURPRISE THE VOLUNTEER

Setting: The scene begins with three players on their hands and knees, in a row, as bicycles.)

Shop Owner: Well, there we are three brand new bicycles all set up for sale.

Customer: (Entering) Hi. I'd like to buy a bicycle.

Shop Owner: Sure thing, why don't you try them on for size?

Customer sits on the first bike and it falls down.
The second is too big, while the third is too small.

Customer: I sure like the first one, let me try it again.

Shop Owner: Why not? (Setting up bike again) There you are, it's all set up again.

Customer sits on it, and again it falls down.

Customer: I don't know. I really like this one but it keeps falling down. I'm afraid it's not made well enough.

Shop Owner: Our bicycles are all very well made. It was just assembled this morning, and it may need a little adjustment. Let me get some help.

A volunteer is chosen from the audience, and is
instructed to hold one 'wheel' of the now upright bicycle.)

Customer: (Sitting on the bike) That's perfect now. What was the problem?

Shop Owner: Oh, we just need a big nut to hold it together!

The Candy Shop
Greater St. Louis Area Council
June is National Candy Month

This skit is potentially a grey area concern.  By using two boys from the den you make it clear that the volunteers are in on the joke and are not being made fun of.

Two Scouts from the Den stand up in the front of the candy shop.

Customers come in and ask for various candies

Customer #1:   Do you have chocolate covered cherries.

Shopkeeper:     Sorry, no chocolate covered cherries. 

Customer #2:   Peanut brittle? 

Shopkeeper:     Sorry, just sold our last peanut brittle. 

Customer #3:   Toffee.  You must have toffee.

Shopkeeper:     Um, well, not today. 

Customer #4:   Licorice? 

Shopkeeper:     Fresh out of licorice. 

All CustomersWell, what do you have? 

Shopkeeper:     "Well, all we've got are these two suckers."


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