Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cub Scout Skits

Tips for Great Scout Skits and Songs
  1. Keep them short - never longer than 3 to 5 minutes so that they can be easily memorized.
  2. Homemade skits or songs may seem funny to the writers but often are not funny to the audience.
  3. Use cue cards and scripts if you need to. Rehearse until everyone is comfortable and has memorized their parts.
  4. Everyone has to speak or sing loudly and clearly.
  5. Avoid gross, vulgar, or un-Scout-Like topics or content.
  6. Many old topics should never be used today. Ever.
    • Cross-dressing, transsexual, or gay references have at times triggered lawsuits you can't defend.
    • Fat, ugly, ethnic or handicapped jokes, songs, or skits have no place in Scouting either.
  7. A "volunteer" is never chosen at random from the audience. The "volunteer" is pre-selected person, a "shill" or "plant."
  8. Have a Master of Ceremonies to keep skits and songs moving.
  9. Keep your program fast paced and get everyone involved!

Background and tips about skits:

Skit scripts:

Skit videos:


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