This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org, Soaring Golden Eagle email@example.com and Alan Houser firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
(The scene opens with the two players rowing an imaginary boat.)
Andrew: Whew! It sure is a long way out here.
Robert: Yep. (puts hand to eyes) I can't see the shore anymore.
Ready to start fishing ?
Andrew: I think so. Looks like a good spot to me.
(Both ready imaginary rods, reels, hooks, worms, etc., and start
fishing. Immediately they both start to catch fish, recast and
catch more. Continue for several casts.)
Andrew: I told you this would be a good spot.
Robert: Sure is, the boat's full. Guess we have our limit..
better get back.
Andrew: O.K. (gets oars ready)
Robert: Did you use a map to get here ?
Robert: How are we ever gonna find our way back tomorrow ?
Andrew: Oh, that's easy. I'll just mark the spot with a big X
right here on the side of the boat ! (makes mark - both
row away quickly)
Gathering of Nuts
Vincent: I am the famous artist, Vincent Van Go Go. I have come
here this evening at great expense to create one of my
living nature paintings which will express the
atmosphere of this camp ! First I am going to need some
trees. (Two trees are selected from the participants in
the audience, and are directed where to stand. They
wave their arms gently.)
Vincent: Now I will need some birds to twitter among the trees.
(Three birds are selected and they move around the trees
making twittering sounds.)
Vincent: (Stands back to view scene) Perhaps a sun to shine on
everything. (A tall participant stands on a bench and
Vincent: (Again viewing) It's not right yet. I know, some
rabbits hopping around. (Assistant Leaders are chosen
Vincent: One last touch. A babbling brook. Scouter, will you be
the brook, you're always babbling ? (The brook takes
Vincent: (Turns to audience) There it is, another Vincent Van Go
Go original nature scene. I call it "The Gathering of
(One participant is on hands and knees as the 'Go Cart')
Driver : Oh, this fool Go Cart is always giving me trouble ! Now
the front wheel has come off. (Selects member of
audience) Would you come over and give me a hand.
Thanks. (Selected person may have some comments to
respond to - then they are led to the cart.)
Driver : Here, if you would just be the wheel I need. That's
right, get down on your hands and knees up there and be
the front wheel. Now let me try it again. (Driver gets
on car, tries to start it up.)
Go Cart: (Makes sputtering noises, starts, moves forward, then
sags and sputters out.)
Driver : Now what is it ? (Driver moves to rear, lifts cart,
lets go and cart sags again.)
Driver : Now that old suspension has gone, I need more help.
(Selects someone else) Please come over here and be the
suspension. That's right, just hold the back end up
there. Now I'll try it again. (Gets on car, starts
Go Cart: (Sputters to life, moves forward, wobbles, and stops)
Driver : (Getting off) Oh, no. Now the rear wheel is loose.
I'll go and get more help. (Selects more help) (New
help is positioned at rear wheel.)
Driver: This wheel is loose. If you will just hold the wheel
(indicates leg) tightly so it doesn't fall off, you'll
be a big help. Thanks. (Driver gets on cart, starts
Go Cart: (Starts up, runs fine, moves forward)
Driver : (Braking to halt) Oh, that's perfect now ! All I needed
was a few NUTS to get it going !