The Outing

Setting:

  • The Cubmaster is the narrator. He is taking the boys on a nature hike. As the narration is read, the boys pantomime the events (suggested movements below).
  • The Cub Scouts real names may be substituted for those shown below.
  • If desired, scenery may be used, such as trees, shrubs, etc.
  • Curtain opens with boys lined behind the Cubmaster, ready to take hike.

Script:

I’ll take you on a nature hike
You boys in Gold and Blue
You’ll know what hiking’s all about
Before this day’s through.

Whose magnifying glass is this?
You should have held it higher!
You see, the rays came from the sun
And set poor Tom on fire!
(Cubmaster holds up an imaginary magnifying glass while Tom grabs the seat of his pants and dances around.)

But never fear, Salt Creek’s nearby
First aid is what we’re learning
Oh boys, you threw the wrong guy in,
It’s Tommy here who’s burning.
(Another boy shakes himself off and frowns)

Please don’t wade out into the green
You’ll drown and I’ll not know,
Besides a snapping turtle there
Just bit off Bill’s big toe.
(Bill hops around holding his foot)

Please, Steve, don’t hang there by your knees
You’re apt to come to harm,
CRASH. What’s that you’re trying to say
You think you’ve broken your arm?
(Steve holds his arm and pantomimes pain)

I know you’re from the city, Rick
And I’m not one who gripes,
But black cats from these woods of ours
Just don’t come with white stripes!
(Rick holds up an imaginary skunk, while other boys hold their noses)

Your foot’s caught in a gopher hole,
Is that your trouble, Gary?
Well, don’t go away. I’ll be right back
A snake has bitten Larry.
(Both boys pantomime their predicaments)

Alright now, Bill, where’s the treats?
We all could use a snack.
But a hole tore in your paper bag
About a half mile back?
(Bill holds up imaginary bag and looks sheepish)

OK boys, hit the trail for home.
I hate to be a pill
But this ain’t a dance I’m doing,
I just sat on an ant hill.
(Cubmaster squirms and wiggles around scratching himself)

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