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 lyrics if you need to. Rehearse until everyone is comfortable and knows 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 skits have at times triggered lawsuits you can't defend.
- Fat, ugly, ethnic or handicapped jokes, skits, or songs have no place in Scouting either.
- 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 Scout Songs
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