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This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson nelsonb@nospam.aztec.asu.edu, Soaring Golden Eagle eagle@rangernet.org and Alan Houser troop24@emf.net with numerous contributions by others.

Scouting: Skits p2

Artistic Genius: The scene is an art show where judges are inspecting
several canvases are displayed. They comment on the brightness, color,
technique, that is used on the different pictures. They select one for
the prize and comment additionally on the genius, imagination, and the
beauty of the picture. The artist is called up and the winning picture
is shown to him. The painter exclaims, "Oh, my goodness, that got in by
mistake. That's the canvas that I clean my brushes on.

Balloon Orchestra: The players in the orchestra each hold a balloon.
They blow up their balloons in unison, then let out the air in a squeak
at a time to the rhythm of some easily recognized rhythm such as "Blue
Danube" or "Jingle Bells". To end the skit all fill their balloons with
air and let go at the directors signal.

Big Game Hunting: Two to four hunters talking together each says that he
is packing a heavier and more powerful gun to shoot with. The first
starts out with a small handgun and the last ending up with a very
powerful rifle, shotgun, whatever. Two others come over who have
overheard the hunter and want to settle a bet. Are the hunters going
after wolves or moose. One of the hunters relies," "Why no, we are going
after mosquitoes!!"

Black Bart: There are several Black Bart skits, all revolving around the
basic plot of the hero chasing Black Bart. The hero and BB come face to
face. BB is cornered, building up the tension. Destroy it with the
anticlimactic line of: "You get the ping pong ball and I'll get the
paddles and I'll meet you in five minutes." Or "Oh, all right, Black
Bart, you use that one and I'll use the one upstairs." Use the latter
one when BB is trapped in some room.

Bonfire: A leader begins to explain how to lay a campfire. The leader
decides to use members of the audience to represent different pieces of
wood. The bonfire builders bring up various volunteers. Some of the
volunteers are bunched in the center for tinder with others placed for
kindling with the "big" logs stacked on top of each other in increasing
larger sizes. The leader then says that the fire is ready to light,
strikes a match, whereupon, several accomplices yell out that its ON
FIRE and dash several buckets of water on the fire.

Candy Store: The leader gives instructions for playing candy store. He
asks that one person take a long string and hold on and then adds others
until there is a long line of people holding onto the string. Then the
leader explains that this is a candy store because there are some
suckers hanging on the line.


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