I was going to call this
Adult Skits, but thought that might have the wrong connotation. No,
these are skits that are basically silly, but are best done by the leaders,
or to leaders, rather than the Scouts. Please send me your favorite
skits for leaders and I'll include them here.
My wife and I did
this at a Pack meeting. Between things on the agenda I popped up out
of my chair, ran up to the front where she was speaking and, acting
like a real dweeb, said...
"Ms. Den Leader Coach.
Oh, Ms. Den Leader Coach."
"Yes, what do you want?"
"I wanna be a Den Leader,
I wanna be a Den Leader. What do I have to do to be a Den Leader?" Ham
this up a lot. Be bouncy and enthusiastic.
"Well....OK, so you want
to be a Den Leader." Hesitantly.
"Yea, Yea!! I wanna be
a Den Leader, I wanna be a Den Leader. What do I have to do to be a
Den Leader?" Ham this up. Turn and nod to the audience.
"Well...OK. But you first
have to answer three questions in order to be a Den Leader."
"OK, OK. What are the
questions? What are the questions?" With great enthusiasm.
"OK, here is the first
question. Are you ready?"
"Yea, yea. What is it?"
"Here we go. How many
days of the week begin with the letter 'T'?"
At this point the prospective
Den Leader begins to mumble, might say a thing or two to the audience,
particularly if there are Scouts in the front row, counts on his fingers,
then says... "I have it, I have it!!"
"OK, so how many days
of the week begin with the letter 'T'?"
"Well, lets see. There's
'Today' (pausing) and 'Tomorrow'. How's that, huh, huh?"
"Well, thats certainly
a different answer but I guess that IS correct."
"What's the next question,
whats the next question?"
"OK, here's the next
question. How many seconds are there in a year?"
"Oooh, that's a real
tough one. Let me think." At this point, the dweeb really ponders this,
counts on fingers, mumbles, maybe says something to the audience, and
counts on his fingers some more, then says... "I have it, I have it!!"
"OK, so how many seconds
are there in a year?"
"Twelve? How did you
arrive at that number?"
"It's easy." Starts counting
out on his fingers, "Theres January Second, February Second, March Second.
"Arrrrgh! Well, once
again you have a pretty creative answer and we certainly need creativity
in our Den Leaders."
"So whats the third question,
whats the third question?" "OK, here it is. How may 'D's are there
in the song, 'Rudolf, the Red Nosed Reindeer'?"
"Oooh, that's the toughest
one yet. Let me think." At this point, the dweeb really ponders this,
counts on fingers, scratches figures in the air, mumbles, maybe says
something to the audience, and counts on his fingers some more, then
says... "I have it, I have it!!"
"So, how may 'D's are
there in the song, 'Rudolf, the Red Nosed Reindeer'?"
"Seven hundred forty-three."
"Seven hundred forty-three.
That's incredible. How did you arrive at that figure."
"It's easy... DE-DE DE-DE-DE-DEE-DEEEE
DE-DE-DE-DE-DE-DE-DEEEE..." Sing about that much of it, that way, and
leave the stage.
-- Thanks to Kyna and
Gary Hendra, The MacScouters, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Props needed: one chair,
one fishing pole, green garbage bag half filled with crumpled paper.
The Scene set-up: Leader
sits on chair, holding pole, making like he is fishing. Another leader
announces that the scene takes place on a frozen lake. The sitting leader
is obviously a successful fisherman, because look at all of the fish
that he has in his garbage bag.
First Leader: (Walks
on) Wow! Look at all of the fish! What's your secret? Etc., etc...
Fisherman mumbles a reply
but doesn't open mouth... first leader says can't understand reply...
while first leader is trying to get fisherman to say something, second
leader walks on, and goes through the 'Wow... What's your secret?' routine....
Fisherman mumbles a reply, but still doesn't open mouth. Continue this
until all of the leaders are on stage, with all leaders commenting on
'What's your secret?'.... Once all of the leaders are on stage, everyone
starts to get angry at fisherman for not replying in a way that they
can understand.., etc., etc.
Finally, fisherman cups
hands under his mouth, and goes 'Patooee', and says something like:
'Well, the secret to my success is that you have to keep the worms warm!'.
Grossed the cubs out,
but this skit has been done at every campfire since then.
-- Thanks to Jim Speirs