19 Cub Scout Skits
One of the fun things about Scouting is the skits being performed on camping trips or at pack and troop meetings. Most skits have some sort of twist at the end, which makes them fun. I am compiling my favorite skits that I have seen from Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts and hope you add your favorites as well.
Yes, Scout skits are childish, in bad taste, and a whole lot of fun. Feel free to modify these skits to fit your pack's interests and values.
While getting ready for performing your skit and while practicing it, remember that these skits can all be modified to the size of the group. Look for ways to add to the skit to ensure no one is left out, or combine parts if you have too few people. Be creative and always have fun!
Should the Skits Be Morale Based?
I've been watching skits in Cub Scouts for a couple of years now and have been confounded by the lack of morals in most of them. We teach the scouts to be loyal, trustworthy, and to obey the law of the pack, but skits always seem to portray the opposite of the desired behavior.
As I was thinking about this, I remembered the goal of these skits is to teach Scouts to speak in public. All scouts are more receptive and willing to perform a funny skit than one about morals. Teaching kids to perform and speak in front of friends and family and other people is a great skill to learn in life.
For Daisy, Brownie, Tiger, and Wolf scouts, skits are mainly done in a group with everyone performing a very similar speaking part. For Bear, Webelos, Girl, and Boy scouts, the skits become more complicated with various speaking parts and different animations going on. It's great to see the Scouts start reaching out and planning their own skits at campfires and day camps.
#1: The General Hospital Skit
Here's an original skit that was written by our Bear den leader.
Props: Surgeons should wear white adult button-down shirts. Stop in at a local hospital to get the following props:
- Surgeon masks
- Hair nets
- Shoe covers
- Surgeon 1 (center position)
- Surgeon 2 (right position)
- Surgeon 3 (left position)
Den Leader: Welcome to another episode of General Hospital...
Surgeon #1: We haven't seen a patient in weeks.
Surgeon #2: This economy is tough, even on surgeons.
Surgeon #3: Yeah, we need to take matters into our own hands and get some patients.
Surgeons #1 and #2: Yea!
Patient (walking up to Den Leader): Excuse me, I am looking for directions to the school.
Den Leader: You'll have to ask them (pointing to the surgeons).
Patient: Hello, I am Cub Master, and I am looking...
Surgeon #1: Sir, you look pale...you don't look well...anesthesia (putting hand over patient's mouth)
Patient lays down on the table.
Surgeon #2: OK...we got a patient...way to go!
Surgeon #3: Alright, let's practice surgery!
Surgeon #1: Scalpel, suction, scalpel (surgeons #2 and #3 turn over a pillow sheet stained with red food color so the audience can see it).
Surgeon #2: I know! Let's look in his stomach and see what he had to eat!
All Surgeons: Yeah!!
Surgeon #3: Look...pizza. Hey, that's Lou Malnati's pizza. I love that pizza (takes a bite).
Surgeon #1: Looks like he had a salad too...smells like Malnati's dressing (takes a bite). It is.
Surgeon #2: Look, a Snickers bar. Yum! I love Snickers (takes a bite).
Surgeon #3: Look at the time, we've got a tee time in 20 minutes. Let's sew him up.
Surgeon #1: Mr. ...Mr. ...wake up.
Patient: Aaaa...what happened?
Surgeon #2: You were very sick, but we took care of it. How do you feel?
Patient: Good. I'm just very hungry.
Surgeon #3: We have to go.
Patient: Tune in next week when the surgeons practice brain surgery on the Den Leader.
#2: Ice Fishing Skit
Here's a skit for winter. You can do this skit with two or more Scouts.
A group of Scouts walk into the room and pretend to bore a hole in the ice. They then take out their fishing poles and start to fish.
A voice from the back of the room (Den Leader) yells, "There are no fish under the ice."
The group of scouts look up, pick up their poles, and go to another section. They bore a hole in the ice and go back to fishing.
Again the voice yells, "There are no fish under the ice."
The group of Scouts look up, shrug, pick up their poles, and bore another hold and start fishing again.
The voice yells for the final time, "Boys, you've been on the ice rink for ten hours; there are no fish under the ice."
#3 Pinewood Derby Skit
This skit has been performed by Webelo Scouts as they have been through this a few times.
Den Leader: What was your favorite Pinewood Derby Car last year?
Webelo #1: Someone drilled holes in one, painted it yellow, and called it cheese.
Webelo #2: A Scout painted his white and made it look like a Wii Remote.
Webelo #3: The one that looked like a skateboard.
Webelo #4: The hotdog car was cool. I think they used real ketchup and mustard.
All the Webelos start talking at the same time: The Batman car looked like a plane. The rocket car. The fireball.
Den Leader: What have you learned about building Pinewood Derby cars?
Webelo #1: I forgot to glue the axles, and the wheels came off.
Webelo #2: I cut too much wood off and had 14 pennies taped to mine.
Webelo #3: My dad used some special lubricant and mine was rejected.
Webelo #4: I spray painted my hand blue last year (shows his hand that's still blue).
Webelo #5: Not to build it the night before.
Den Leader: What do you like best about the Pinewood Derby?
Webelo #1: The day of the race and all the races.
Webelo #2: Building the cars.
Webelo #3: Spending time with my dad.
Webelo #4: Going to the hospital.
Den Leader: What do you mean going to the hospital?
Webelo #4: Every year, my dad tries something new with a new tool he just bought from Home Depot, and every year, we end up in the emergency room. Ain’t that right dad?”
All dads in the Webelos den do their best grunting imitation of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor from the TV series, Home Improvement: "RRRR, RRR, RRR, that's right."
#4 Popcorn Skits for Cub Scouts
The video below features a couple of great skits featuring popcorn. I love the Rocky theme in the first one and the second one shows the proper way to sell popcorn.
#5 Fred the Trained Flea Skit
This is a skit for a single Webelo Scout.
A Webelo scout performs a monologue in front of the audience and gets an unsuspecting person to join in.
Scout: Here in my hand is Fred the trained flea. Fred will perform for you some amazing feats. Watch closely. Fred, do jumping jacks! Very good! Cheer, everyone! Fred, do a somersault! Fred, do a high jump! Watch him go way up, then back down. Now, Fred will do a long jump. I need a volunteer to catch Fred.
Pick a Scoutmaster or someone with authority.
Scout: Fred, do a long jump!
Watch Fred jump to the volunteer.
Scout: Oh! He seems to have jumped into your hair!
Walk over to the volunteer and start picking through their hair.
Scout: Here we are...no, that's not Fred.
Toss the flea over your shoulder
Scout: Ah! No, that's not Fred. That's not Fred. Fred, are you in there? That's not Fred either. Boy, there's a lot of fleas in here. Fred? Fred?
#6: Too Tired to Move Skit
This is great for more than three Tiger or Wolf Scouts. This skit was provided by one of my favorite authors, TagsForKids.
Den Leader: The Wolf Scouts are settling down in their sleeping bags after a great day at Scoutarama. Let's see what they are talking about.
Four or more Cub Scouts are onstage with howling coming from offstage.
Wolf Scout #1 (talking to Wolf Scout #2): Hey, go check on that howling.
Wolf Scout #2: I'm too tired to move.
Wolf Scout #2 (talking to Wolf Scout #3): Hey, go see what's howling.
Wolf Scout #3: I'm too tired to move.
This repeats until they get to the last scout.
Last Wolf Scout: OK, I'll go check.
The Scout walks offstage, comes back onstage, and gets back in his sleeping bag.
All other Wolf Scouts at the same time: What was the howling?
Last Wolf Scout: It's just a coyote sitting on a cactus, and he's just too tired to move!
#7: I Lost the New Kid Skit
This is great for when the weather starts getting warmer, and the Boy Scouts start to go camping. It's especially great if you have a new Boy Scout camping with you. There are many lines you can add to help teach the younger Cub Scouts, like:
Boy Scout: I think he went to the lake.
Leader: He took his buddy with him, right? Did someone tell him about the buddy system?
#8: History of the Boy Scouts skit
This is for a Den Leader or Pack Leader and 2-4 Scouts.
The Pack Leader starts by explaining they will be giving the history of the Boy Scouts of America. (Try to be serious at this point to give the impression that this will be a serious conversation).
Pack Leader: Four-score and seven years ago...
Boy Scout #1: Sir, that's the Gettysburg Address. The Boy Scouts of America didn't start until 1910. The Gettysburg Address was in 1865.
Pack Leader: Our Father who...
Boy Scout #2: That's God's prayer. The Boy Scouts supports all religions, and the father of the Boy Scouts is considered to be Robert Baden-Powell.
Pack Leader (changing the subject): Well, our mascot is the bald eagle...
Boy Scout #3: That's the mascot of the United States, although we all achieve to be an Eagle Scout. In fact, Arthur Eldred was the first Eagle Scout in 1912. It took 72 years, until 1982, for there to be one million Eagle Scouts and 27 years later, in 2009, there were two million Eagle Scouts.
Pack Leader (looking impressed): In the summer, we bring our instruments to the Jamboree...
Boy Scout #4: The Jamboree is the BSA celebration of Scouting, not music. The first World Jamboree was in 1920 in London, and the 1st National Jamboree was in 1937 in Washington DC.
Pack Leader (looking a bit nervous): Before there were Boy Scouts, there were Cub Scouts...
Boy Scout #5: Ah sir, the Cub Scouts were not formally introduced until 1930 as a result of all the younger brothers wanting to be like their older brothers in Boy Scouts. In 1980, the 30 millionth Cub Scout joined the BSA.
Pack Leader: In conclusion, in 2010 the Girl Scouts...(any Scout tugs on the leader's shoulder and whispers in his ear).
Pack Leader: Um...the Boy Scouts will be celebrating their 100th year anniversary. We hope you enjoy the year-long celebration.
#9: Superman S'mores Skit
This skit is great for all Tiger Scouts. It is sung to the Superman theme and of course, must be accompanied by the Superman poses.
Thank you, God, for giving us S'mores
Thank you, God, for giving us Scouts
For the S'mores we eat
For the Scouts we eat
Thank you, God
For giving us S'mores.
#10: Water Conservation While Brushing Teeth Skit
This can be performed with any number of Cub Scouts.
Props: Two cups (one with water and one without)
The scene starts with all of the Cub Scouts (at least four) lined up facing the audience. The first Cub Scout has the cup with water, and the last Cub Scout has the cup without water. The last Cub Scout has also secretly put water in his mouth.
The narrator starts off by saying that there is a shortage of water at tonight's camp, and the Cub Scouts will demonstrate how to conserve water while brushing their teeth.
The first Cub Scout takes the glass of water and uses his finger to brush his teeth. After finishing, he leans and places his mouth against the ear of the next cub scout. The first Cub Scout's cheeks deflate as the second Cub Scout's cheeks inflate. The second Cub Scout uses his finger to brush his teeth. This continues until the last Cub Scout in line is reached.
The last Cub Scout brushes his teeth and then spits the water he has been holding in his mouth into the empty cup.
#11: Lost Item Around Campfire Skit
This is a short skit for two Tiger Scouts.
The first Tiger Scout searches the ground around the campfire.
Second Tiger Scout: What are you looking for? Maybe I can help you find it.
First Tiger Scout: I dropped my favorite marble.
Second Tiger Scout: Where were you standing when you dropped it?
First Tiger Scout: Over there. (He points into the darkness).
Second Tiger Scout: Then why aren't you looking over there?
First Tiger Scout: Are you kidding? It's too dark over there. You can't see a thing.
Book Compilations of Scout Skits and Campfire Stories
Here's another skit book that has many modifiable skits in it, if you didn't find one to utilize here. I've taken a few of these and modified them to be more modern.
#12: The Candy Store Skit
Before the skit begins, two adults are asked to volunteer to hold a stick that will serve as the candy store.
Bear Scout #1 stands behind the stick and is the store employee. One at a time Bear Scouts come up and ask for different types of candy.
Bear Scout #2: Do you have any chocolate?
Bear Scout #1: Sorry, I'm all out.
Bear Scout #3: Do you have any Skittles?
Bear Scout #1: Sorry, I'm all out.
Bear Scout #4: Do you have any M&Ms?
Bear Scout #1: Sorry, I'm all out.
This continues for as many Bear Scouts as you would like.
Last Bear Scout: Do you have any Snickers?
Bear Scout #1: Sorry, I'm all out.
Last Bear Scout: What do you have?
Bear Scout #1: Two suckers on a stick.
#13: Ugliest Girl Scout Skit
This skit can be done with any number of Girl Scouts. Also, even though this is a Girl Scout skit, it can be modified for Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts.
The skit starts with a Girl Scout standing on stage with a towel over her head. Make sure the towel is loose enough to peek underneath.
A second Girl Scout acts as the emcee and asks different Girl Scouts if they would like to see the ugliest Girl Scout in the world.
Prior to the skit, the other girl scouts have determined what they will say when they look under the towel. One may faint, one may go running away, one may scream, or they may say various things, like "Oh my god, Jiminy crickets."
After the staged Girl Scouts are done, the emcee asks the audience if anyone would like to see the ugliest Girl Scout. The emcee picks someone in the audience to look under the towel, preferably a leader with a sense of humor.
The person picked goes up to look under the towel, but before they have a chance to react, the Girl Scout under the towel screams and runs away, leaving the unknowing victim standing by themselves on stage.
The Ugly Man Skit Done by Boy Scouts
#14: Puppy in the Box Skit
This skit is for five Boy Scouts (one acts as the announcer).
Props: A cardboard box and a stuffed dog (or rabbit, etc.)
Announcer: This scene takes place on the street outside a grocery store.
Boy Scouts #2, #3, and #4 are outside the store talking to each other.
Boy Scout #1: (Enters holding the box). Hi guys, would you please hold this box for me while I go into the store? (Exits).
Boy Scout #2: I wonder what's in the box?
Boy Scout #3: I don't know, but something is leaking out!
Boy Scout #4: (Rubs finger against the bottom of the box, then licks finger). Hmm, it tastes like lemon soda.
Boy Scout #3: (Also rubs box and tastes finger). No, I think it's more like chicken soup.
Boy Scout #1: (Returns, looks in the box, and pulls out a stuffed dog). Oh, you naughty puppy!
#15: Bear Droppings Skit
This skit is for any number of Wolf Scouts and a Den Leader.
Here's one that is easy to do and set up. Take some peanut butter and place it on a paper plate. The plate is then placed in the center of the skit area.
The first group of Wolf Scouts comes along, looks at the plate, and says, "Looks like bear droppings."
The second group of Wolf Scouts comes along, bends down, and says, "Smells like bear droppings."
The third group of Wolf Scouts comes along, touches the droppings, and says, "Feels like Bear Droppings."
The fourth group of Wolf Scouts comes along, puts their fingers in the droppings and licks them, and says, "Tastes like Bear Droppings."
The Wolf Scout leaders come along and say, "Bear droppings, glad we didn't step in it."
#16: The Echo Skit
This skit is for any number of Boy Scouts.
One or two Boy Scouts are positioned off stage or behind the audience.
Boy Scout #1 announces that there is a great echo where they currently are and says, "Let's try it..." and shouts, "Chicken soup!"
Boy Scouts off stage echo, "Chicken soup!"
Boy Scout #2 says, "Let me try...bananas!"
Boy Scouts off stage echo, "Bananas!"
Boy Scout #3 says, "That was cool...Eagles!"
Boy Scouts off stage echo, "Eagles!"
This goes on until you get to the last Boy Scout.
The last Boy Scout says, "bologna."
There is no echo.
The last Boy Scout says, "Hmm...let's try that again...bologna!"
There is no echo.
The last boy scout says, "Let's try something else....Mr. (leader) is a great Cubmaster!"
Boy Scouts offstage say, "Bologna."
#17: Silent Night Skit
This skit is great for any number of Tiger Scouts. It's also a great one for around the holidays.
All of the Cub Scouts are standing in a straight line.
The Cub Scout at one end of the line announces, "Silent night begins."
All Cub Scouts stand perfectly still and quiet.
After about 15 to 30 seconds, the Cub Scout at the opposite end of the line announces, "Silent night ends."
All cub scouts go running around, screaming and yelling.
#18: Lemonade From Austin Skit
This skit is for any number of Tiger Scouts.
A Tiger Scout is selling lemonade.
Tiger Scout selling lemonade: Lemonade! Ten cents for a glass of lemonade.
Tiger Scout #1: "I'll have a glass." After he drinks the lemonade, he says, "This is the best lemonade I've tasted. Where's it from?"
Tiger Scout Selling Lemonade: It's from Austin. Lemonade! Ten cents for lemonade.
Tiger Scout #2: I'll have some. This is better than my mom's. Where's it from?
Tiger Scout Selling Lemonade: It's from Austin.
Repeat for any number of Tiger Scouts.
Tiger Scout selling Lemonade: Hmm, looks like I need more lemonade. Here, Austin! Here, Austin!
Tiger Scout acting as a dog comes along and pretends to pee in the pitcher.
#19: Invisible Bench Skit
This skit is for any number of Cub Scouts.
Cub Scout #1 starts by sitting on an invisible bench.
Cub Scout #2: What are you doing?
Cub Scout #1: Sitting on an invisible bench. Would you like to join me?
Cub Scout #2: Sure.
Cub Scout #3: What are you doing?
Cub Scouts on the bench: Sitting on an invisible bench. Would you like to join?
Cub Scout #3: Sure.
Continue with cub scouts 4, 5, 6, etc.
Last Cub Scout: What are you doing?
Cub Scouts on the bench: Sitting on an invisible bench.
Last Cub Scout: No you're not. I sold it last week.
Cub Scouts on bench fall to the floor as if the bench is no longer there.
During my research, I come across some sites that have more skits than I could perform in my five years in Cub Scouts. These sites are a great place to find a forgotten skit that may have been used ten years ago.
- Scout Skits from Scoutorama website
Find hundreds of skits for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and other groups. Great for campfires, pack meetings, troop meetings, or other assemblies. (Scout Skits Library). Almost all of these skits can be modified for Girl Scouts as well.
- Scout Skits from Boy Scout Trail website
Free comedy skits for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.
- Scout skits from U.S. Scouting Service Project
Campfire Skits. Cub Scout Skits. Run-On Skits. Stage Skits and Presentations (props required here).