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Tips for Great Scout Skits and Songs
- Keep them short - never longer than 3 to 5 minutes so that they can be easily memorized.
- Homemade skits or songs may seem funny to the writers but often are not funny to the audience.
- Use cue cards and scripts if you need to. Rehearse until everyone is comfortable and has memorized their parts.
- Everyone has to speak or sing loudly and clearly.
- Avoid gross, vulgar, or un-Scout-Like topics or content.
- 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.
- A "volunteer" is never chosen at random from the audience. The "volunteer" is pre-selected person, a "shill" or "plant."
- Have a Master of Ceremonies to keep skits and songs moving.
- Keep your program fast paced and get everyone involved!
Official Books from Scoutstuff.org
- Superior Campfires - contains skits, cheers, introductions, riddles and Scouting legends.
- More...Scout Skits - 75 more campfire skits, plus cheers, introductions, riddles and Scouting legends
Thousands of Internet Skits
The links below will connect you with literally thousands of Cub Scout and Boy Scout Skits.
- Scoutorama - 493 Scout Skits
- boyscouttrail.com 100's of Skits for Scouts
- MacScouter: Skits for Scouts
- USSSP's Baloo's Bugle Skits
- The MacScouter's Big Book of Skits
- MacScouter - Scouting Resources Online
- USSSP - Skits
- Skits for Scouts - SCOUTER Net Largest Skit Collection
- Campfish Scout Skits for Camping and Pack Meetings
- Cub Scout Roundtable Home Page
- 100 Skits, Props and Costumes
- Ye Olde Catalogue of Boy Scout Skits
- Cub Scout Skits
- Cub Scout Skits - BigDevil : Surf and WIN
- Boy Scout Troop 780 - Boy Scout Skits
- SKITS - Meeting Dazzlers For The Cub Scout Leader
- Skits, Campfire Stunts Camp Fire Plays Skit
- Creative Campfires
- Skits - Scouting The Net
- Cub Scout Leader Resources Links.
- Cub Scout Skits
- Cub Scout Skits for You and Me