Although this is a classic skit, which we have included because it has been used frequently, some may find the language offending, or humiliating. Consequently, leaders and Scouts should be cautious about using it, particularly when younger Scouts or others who may be offended are present

Patience Jackass

This one will get them.


Need: 3 scouts (one mule, one driver, one narrator)

Two scouts enter (one on all fours if conditions allow) and move across stage as the skit proceeds. One is the mule and the other is the driver. A narrator stands just offstage.

Narrator: "In the heat of the Mojave Desert, the mule driver pushes his beast toward town. The first day. . ."

Mule: "Water, master, water!"

Driver: "Patience, Jackass, Patience!"

Narrator: "Still they drive on relentlessly. The second day. . ."

Mule: "Water, master, water!"

Driver: "Patience, Jackass, Patience!"

Narrator: "Without mercy, they push to their goal. The third day. . ."

Mule: "Water, master, water!"

Driver: "Patience, Jackass, Patience!"

Narrator: "Still far from town, they go on. The fifth day. . ."

Voice offstage: "What happened to the fourth day?"

Driver: "Patience, Jackass, Patience!"

If this is done well you will be able to get the audience to yell, instead of a voice offstage. Then you can get them.


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