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Cub Scout Skits
Funny skits for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts
One of the fun things about scouting are the skits being performed on scout camping trips or at scout pack and troop meetings. Most cub scout skits have some sort of twist at the end which makes them fun. I am compiling my favorite skits from boy scouts, cub scouts, and girl scouts that I have seen, and hope you add your favorites as well.
Yes, scout skits are childish, in bad taste, and a whole lot of fun. Feel free to modify theses scout skits to fit your pack's interests and values.
In getting ready for performing your scout skit and while practicing them with your cub scouts, remember, that these skits can all be modified to the size of the group performing the skit around the campfire or at the pack meeting. Look for ways to add to the skit to ensure one cub scout, boy scout, or girl scout is not left out, or combine parts where your have too few cub scouts, boy scouts, or girl scouts, but you really like the skit. Be creative and always have fun!
Why do boy scouts perform skits
Should the skits be morale based?
I've been watching skits in Cub Scouts for a couple of years now and have been confounded by the lack of morals in most of the skits. We teach the scouts to be loyal, trustworthy, and obey the law of the pack, and scout skits always seem to portray the opposite of the desired behavior.
As I was thinking about this, I remembered the goal of boy scout skits, to teach boy scouts to speak in public. All scouts, girl scouts, boy scouts, and cub scouts, are more receptive and willing to perform a funny scout skit than to a scout skit about morals. Teaching all scouts to perform and speak in front of friends, family, and other people is a great skill to learn in life.
The scouts show to each other that it is OK to speak in public. As Daisy Scouts, Brownie Scouts, Tiger scouts and Wolf scouts, skits are mainly done in a group with everyone doing a very similar speaking part. As bear scouts, webelos, girl scouts, and boy scouts, the skits become more complicated with many speaking parts and different animations going on. Its great to see the scouts start reaching out and planning their own scout skits at campfires and day camps.
The General Hospital Skit
A great original cub scout skit
Here's an original skit that was written by our Bear den leader.
Props: Stop in at the local hospital to get surgeon masks, gloves, hair nets, shoe covers. Surgeons wear white adult bottom down shirts.
Surgeon 1: Scout 1 - center position
Surgeon 2: Scout 2 - right position
Surgeon 3: Scout 3 - left position
Patient: Scout 4
Den Leader: Welcome to another episode of General Hospital...
Surgeon 1: We've haven't seen a patient in weeks
Surgeon 2: This economy is tough even on surgeons
Surgeon 3: Yeah, we need to take matters into our own hands and get some patients
Surgeons 1 and 2: Yea!
Patient: (Walking up to Den Leader) Excuse me, I am looking for directions to the school
Den Leader: You'll have to ask them (pointing to the surgeons)
Patient: Hello, I am Cub Master , and I am looking....
Surgeon 1: Sir, you look pale...you don't look well...anesthesia (putting hand over patient's mouth)...(patient lays down on table)
Surgeon 2: OK...we got a patient...way to go!
Surgeon 3: Alright, let's practice surgery!
Surgeon 1: Scalpel, Suction, Scalpel. (Surgeon 2 and 3 turn over pillow sheet stained with red food color so audience can see it)
Surgeon 2: I know, lets look in his stomach and see what he had to eat!
All Surgeons: Yeah!!
Surgeon 3: Look...Pizza - Hey that's Lou Malnati's Pizza...I love that Pizza (takes a bite)
Surgeon 1: Looks like he had a salad too...smells like Malnati's dressing...(takes a bite) it is.
Surgeon 2: Look...a snickers bar...yum - I love snickers (takes a bite)
Surgeon 3: Look at the time, we've got a tee time in 20 minutes. Lets sew him up.
Surgeon 1: Mr. ...Mr. ...wake up.
Patient: Aaaa...what happened.
Surgeon 2: You were very sick, but we took care of it. How do you feel.
Patient: Good...I'm just very hungry.
Surgeon 3:. We have to go.
Patient: Stay tuned next week when the surgeons practice brain surgery on Den Leader
Ice Fishing Skit
2 or more Cub Scouts
Here's a skit for the upcoming winter. You can check out a Cub Scout Pack doing this skit on YouTube.
A group of scouts walk into the room and pretend to bore a hole in the ice. They then take out their fishing poles and start to fish.
A voice from the back of the room (den leader), yells "There are no fish under the ice"
The group of scouts look up, pick up their poles and go to another section, boar a hole in the ice and go back to fishing.
Again the voice yells "There are no fish under the ice"
The group of scouts look up, shrug, pick up their poles and boar another hold and start fishing again.
The voice yells for the final time "Boys you've been on the ice rink for ten hours, there are no fish under the ice"
Pinewood Derby Skit
Performed by Webelo Scouts as they have been through this a few times...
The Den Leader asks the Webelo Scouts, “What was your favorite Pinewood Derby Car last year?”
Webelo #1, “Someone drilled holes in one and painted it yellow, and called it “Cheese”
Webelo #2, “A scout painted his white and made it look like a Wii Remote”
Webelo #3, “The one that looked like a skateboard”
Webelo #4, “The hotdog car was cool, I think they used real ketchup and mustard”
All the Webelos start talking at the same time, “Batman car”, “Looked like a plane”, “The rocket car”, “the fireball”,
The Den Leader asks the Webelo Scouts, “What have you learned about building Pinewood Derby cars?”
Webelo #1, “I forgot to glue the axles, and the wheels came off.”
Webelo #2, “I cut too much wood off, and had 14 pennies taped to mine”
Webelo #3, “My dad used some special lubricant, and mine was rejected”
Webelo #4, “I spray painted my hand blue last year” (shows hand still blue)
Webelo #5, “Not to build it the night before”
The Den Leader asks the Webelo Scouts, “What do you like best about the Pinewood Derby”
Webelo #1, “The day of the Race and all the races”
Webelo #2, “Building the cars”
Webelo #3, “Spending time with my Dad”
Webelo #4, “Going to the hospital”
The Den Leader, “What do you mean going to the hospital?”
Webelo #4, “Every year, my dad tries something new with a new tool he just bought from Home Depot, and every year, we end up in the emergency room. Ain’t that right dad?”
All Dad’s in the Webelos Den do their best grunting imitation of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor from the TV series Home Improvement. "RRRR, RRR, RRR, That's Right"
Popcorn Skits for Cub Scouts
Here are a couple of great skits for cub scouts featuring popcorn. I love the Rocky Theme in the first cub scout skit. And the second skit shows the proper way to sell popcorn.
Fred the Trained Flea Skit
skit for a single webelo scout...
A webelo scout does a monologue with the audience and gets an unsuspecting person to join in.
"Here in my hand is Fred the Trained Flea. Fred will perform for you some amazing feats. Watch closely."
"Fred, do jumping jacks! Very good! Cheer, everyone!"
"Fred, do a somersault!"
"Fred, do a high jump!" Watch him go way up, then back down.
"Now Fred will do a long jump. I need a volunteer to catch Fred." Pick a scoutmaster, or someone in authority.
"Fred, do a long jump!" Watch Fred jump to the volunteer "Oh! He seems to have jumped into your hair!"
Walk over to the volunteer, start picking through their hair. "Here we are .. no, that's not Fred." toss the flea over your shoulder "Ah! No, that's not Fred." "That's not Fred." "Fred, are you in there?" "That's not Fred either." "Boy, there's a lot of fleas in here." "Fred? Fred?" ...
Too Tired to Move Scout Skit
Great for more than 3 tiger scouts or wolf scouts
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Den Leader: The wolf scouts are settling down in their sleeping bags after a great day at Scoutarama. Let's see what they are talking about.
The Scene: 4 or more cub scouts on the stage with howling coming from offstage.
Wolf Scout #1 asks Wolf Scout #2: "Hey Go Check on that howling"
Wolf Scout #2 replies: "I'm too tired to move"
Wolf Scout #2 asks Wolf Scout #3: "Hey, Go see what's howling"
Wolf Scout #3 replies: "I'm too tire to move"
And so it repeats until they get to the last scout.
The last wolf scout replies: "OK, I'll go check" The cub scout walks offstage, comes back onstage and gets back in his sleeping bag.
All other wolf scouts at the same time: "What was the howling"
The last wolf scout replies: "It's just a coyote sitting on a cactus and he's just too tired to move!"
I lost the New Kid - Boy Scout Leaders and multiple Boy Scouts
With the weather starting to get warmer, and the boy scouts starting to go camping. I found this skit on YouTube that's great if you have a new boy scout camping with you. There are many lines you can add to help teach the younger cub scouts, like
Boy Scout - "I think he went to the lake"
Leader - "He took his buddy with him right, did someone tell him about the buddy system"
100 Years of Scouting Skit: History of the Boy Scouts skit
For a Den Leader or Pack Leader and 2-4 scouts
The Pack Leader starts by explaining they will be giving history about the Boy Scouts of America as 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of BSA. (Try to be serious at this point to give the impression that this will be a serious conversation)
Pack Leader: Four-Score and Seven Years ago...
Boy Scout 1: Sir, that's the Gettysburg Address. The Boy Scouts of America didn't start until 1910, the Gettysburg address was in 1865.
Pack Leader: Our Father who...
Boy Scout 2: That's Gods prayer. The Boy Scouts support all religions and the father of the Boy Scouts is considered to be Robert Baden-Powell.
Pack Leader (changing the subject): Well, our mascot is the Bald Eagle...
Boy Scout 3: That's the mascot of the United States. Although we all achieve to be an Eagle Scout. In fact, Arthur Eldred was the first Eagle Scout in 1912. It took 72 years until 1982 for there to be 1 million Eagle Scouts and 27 years later in 2009 there were 2 million Eagle Scouts.
Pack Leader (looking impressed): In the summer we bring our instruments to the Jamboree...
Boy Scout 4: The Jamboree is the BSA celebration of scouting not music. The first World Jamboree was in 1920 in London, and the 1st National Jamboree was in 1937 in Washington DC. For the 100th anniversary, the National Jamboree will be in Washington DC again.
Pack Leader (Looking a bit nervous): Before there were Boy Scouts, there were Cub Scouts...
Boy Scout 5: Ah sir, the cub scouts were not formally introduced until 1930 as a result of all the younger brothers wanting to be like their older brothers in Boy Scouts. In 1980 the 30 millionth cub scout joined the BSA.
Pack Leader: In conclusion, in 2010 the Girl Scouts...(any scout tugs on leader's shoulder and whispers in his ear)
Pack Leader continues: Um...The Boy Scouts will be celebrating their 100th year anniversary; we hope you enjoy the year long celebration.
Superman Smore Skit - Great for all Tiger Scouts
This skit is sung to the Superman Theme and of course must be accompanied by the Superman poses.
Thank you God, for giving us Smores
Thank you God, for giving us Scouts
For the Smores we eat
For the Scouts we eat
Thanks you God
For giving us Smores
Water Conservation While Brushing Teeth Skit
any number of cub scouts
Props: Two cups, one with water and one without.
The scene starts with all cub scouts (at least 4) lined up facing the audience. The first cub scout has the cup with water, and the last cub scout has a cup without water. The last cub scout has also secretly put water in his mouth.
The narrator starts of by saying there is a shortage of water at tonight's camp and the cub scouts will demonstrate how to conserve water while brushing their teeth.
The first cub scout takes the glass of water and uses his finger to brush his teeth. After finishing, he leans and places his mouth against the ear of the next cub scout. The first cub scout's cheeks deflate as the second cub scout's cheeks inflate. The second cub scout uses his finger to brush his teeth. This continues until the last cub scout in line is reached.
The last cub scout brushes his teeth and then spits the water he has been holding in his mouth into the empty cup.
Lost Item Around Campfire Skit
Short skit for two tiger scouts
First Tiger Scout searches the ground around the campfire.
Second Tiger Scout: "What are you looking for, maybe I can help you find it.
First Tiger Scout: "I dropped my favorite marble."
Second Tiger Scout: "Where were you standing when you dropped it."
First Tiger Scout: "Over there." (He points into the darkness.)
Second Tiger Scout: "Then why are you looking over there."
First Tiger Scout: "Are you kidding? It's too dark over there. You can't see a thing."
Book Compilations of Scout Skits and Campfire Stories
Here's another skit book that has many modifiable skits in it, if you didn't find one to utilize here. I've taken a few of these and modified them to be more modern.
The Candy Store Skit - Bear cub scouts with two volunteers from the audience
Before the skit begins, two adults are asked to volunteer to hold a stick which will serve as the Candy store.
Bear Scout 1 stands behind the stick and is the store employee.
One at a time bear scouts come up and ask for different types of candy
Bear Scout 2: Do you have any chocolate
Bear Scout 1: Sorry, I'm all out.
Bear Scout 3: Do you have any skittles
Bear Scout 1: Sorry, I'm all out
Bear Scout 4: Do you have any M&M's
Bear Scout 1: Sorry, I'm all out
This continues for as many bear scouts as you would like.
Last Bear Scout: Do you have any snickers?
Bear Scout 1: Sorry, I'm all out
Last Bear Scout: What do you have?
Bear Scout 1: Two suckers on a stick.
Ugliest Girl Scout Skit - Even though this is a girl scout skit, it can be modified to cub scouts or boy scouts
This skit can be done with any number of girl scouts.
The skit starts with a girl scout standing on stage with a towel over the head. Make sure the towel is loose enough to be peaked underneath.
A second girl scout acts as the emcee and asks different girl scouts if they would like to see the ugliest girl scout in the world.
Prior to the skit, the other girl scouts have determined what they will say when they look under the towel. One may faint, one may go running away, one may scream, say various things, Oh my god, jimminy crickets, etc.
After the staged girl scouts are done, the emcee asks the audience if anyone would like to see the ugliest girl scout. The emcee picks someone in the audience to look under the towel, preferably a leader with a sense of humor.
The person picked goes up to look under the towel, before they have a chance to react, the girl scout under the towel screams and runs away, leaving the unknowing victim standing by themselves on stage.
The Ugly Man skit done by Boy Scouts
Puppy in the box skit
A skit for 5 boy scouts (1 as the announcer)
Props: A cardboard box, and a stuffed dog (or rabbit, etc.)
Announcer: This scene takes place on the street outside a grocery store.
Boy Scouts 2, 3, and 4 are outside the store talking to each other.
Boy Scout 1: (Enters holding the box) Hi guys, would you please hold this box for me while I go into the store ? (Exits)
Boy Scout 2: I wonder what's in the box ?
Boy Scout 3: I don't know, but something is leaking out !
Boy Scout 4: (Rubs finger against the bottom of box, then licks finger) Hmm, it tastes like lemon soda.
Boy Scout 3: (Also rubs box and tastes finger) No. I think it's more like chicken soup.
Boy Scout 1: (Returns, looks in box and pulls out stuffed dog) Oh, you naughty puppy !
Bear Droppings Skit
A skit for any number of wolf scouts and den leader
Here's one that is easy to do and set up...take some peanut butter and place it on a paper plate. The plate with the peanut butter are placed in the center of the skit area.
The first group of wolf scouts come along, they look at the plate and say "Looks like Bear Droppings".
The second group of wolf scouts come along, they bend down and say "Smells like Bear Droppings".
The third group of wolf scouts come along, they touch the "droppings" and say "Feels like Bear Droppings".
The fourth group of wolf scouts come along, they put their finger in the "dropping" and lick their finer and say "Tastes like Bear Droppings"
The wolf scout leaders come along and say "Bear Droppings, glad we didn't step in it".
The Echo Skit - A skit for any number of boy scouts
Any number of boy scouts are on stage, one or two boy scouts are positioned off stage or behind the audience.
Boy Scout 1 announces that there is a great echo where they currently are and says "Let's try it..." and shouts "Chicken Soup"
Boy Scouts off stage echo "Chicken Soup"
Boy Scout 2 says "Let me try...Bananas"
Boy Scouts off stage echo "Bananas"
Boy Scout 3 says "That was cool...Eagles"
Boy Scouts off stage echo "Eagles"
and so on until you get to the last boy scout...
Last boy scout says "Bologna"
Last boy scout says "Hmm let's try that again...Bologna"
The last boy scout says "Let's try something else....Mr. (leader) is a great cubmaster"
Boy Scouts offstage say "Bologna"
Here's a variation on the Echo skit
Silent Night Skit
A skit for any number of tiger scouts
This is a great one for the cub scouts around the holidays...
All the cub scouts are standing in a straight line.
The cub scout at one end of the line announces "Silent Night Begins"
All cub scouts stand perfectly still and quiet.
After about 15 to 30 seconds, the cub scout at opposite end of the line announces "Silent Night Ends"
All cub scouts go running around, screaming, and yelling.
Lemonade from Austin Skit
A skit for any number of tiger scouts
The setup: A tiger scout is selling lemonade.
Tiger Scout selling lemonade: "Lemonade, 10 cents for a glass of lemonade".
Tiger Scout 1: "I'll have a glass", after he drinks the lemonade, "This is the best lemonade I've tasted, where's it from"
Tiger Scout Selling Lemonade: "It's from Austin", "Lemonade, 10 cents for lemonade"
Tiger Scout 2: "I'll have some", "This is better than my mom's, where's it from"
Tiger Scout Selling Lemonade: "It's from Austin"
Repeat for any number of tiger scouts.
Tiger Scout selling Lemonade: "Hmm, looks like I need more lemonade....Here! Austin! Here! Austin!
Tiger Scout acting as dog comes along and pretends to pee in pitcher.
The attached video shows a variation, except the dog's name is Orlando.
Invisible bench skit - For any number of Cub Scouts
Cub Scout 1 starts by sitting on an invisible bench.
Cub Scout 2 says: "What are you doing?"
Cub Scout 1 says: "Sitting on an invisible bench, would you like to join me"
Cub Scout 2 says: "Sure"
Cub Scout 3 says: "What are you doing?"
Cub Scouts on bench say: "Sitting on an invisible bench, would you like to join?"
Cub Scout 3 says: "Sure"
Continue with cub scouts 4, 5, 6, etc.
Last cub scout says: "What are you doing?"
Cub Scouts on bench reply: "Sitting on an invisible bench."
Last cub scout says: "No your not, I sold it last week".
Cub Scouts on bench fall to the floor as it the bench is no longer there.
Websites with more skits - The best websites which have compiled skits for Cub Scouts
During my research, I come across some sites that have more skits than I could perform in my five years in Cub Scouts. These sites are a great place to find a forgotten skit that may have been used 10 years ago.
- Scout Skits from Scoutorama website
Find hundreds of skits for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and other groups. Great for campfires, pack meetings, troop meetings, or other assemblies. (Scout Skits Library). Almost all of these skits can be modified for Girl Scouts as well.
- Scout Skits from Boy Scout Trail website
Free comedy skits for boy scouts and cub scouts.
- Scout skits from U.S. Scouting Service Project
Campfire Skits. Cub Scout Skits. Run-On Skits. Stage Skits and Presentations (props required here).