Skittles Skit

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A hand holding brightly colored candies, which you might think is the topic of this Skittles skit.

Summer camp season always means lots of campfire programs. And no campfire program is complete without lots of skits.

This skit, like many of the skits I have seen, is full of kid humor. That is why they like it so much.

This skit lends itself to a den or patrol skit because you can adjust it to fit the number of scouts involved. If you only have a few scouts, then some of them can walk on multiple times. I’m sure your Scouts will have no problem coming up with other things they could do with Skittles.

Skittles Skit

Players:

  • Scout 1
  • Scouts A, B, C, etc
  • Scout 2

Skit

Scout 1 is standing around on stage. Scout 2 walks on.
Scout 1: What have you been doing all day?
Scout A: I threw Skittles in a lake.
Scout 1: Fun!
Scout A walks off.

Scout B walks on.
Scout 1: Where have you been?
Scout B: I fed Skittles to a bear
Scout 1: Wow!
Scout B walks off.

Scout C walks on.
Scout 1: Where have you been?
Scout C: I threw Skittles in the fire
Scout 1: Hot!
Scout C walks off.

Scout D walks on.
Scout 1: Where have you been?
Scout D: I stepped on Skittles
Scout 1: Really!
Scout D walks off.

Scout E walks on.
Scout 1: Where have you been?
Scout E: I hit Skittles with a hammer
Scout 1: Great!
Scout E walks off.

etc.

Scout 2 walks on. His hair and clothes are a mess
Scout 1: Hey Scout! I don’t know you. What’s your name?
Scout 2: I’m Skittles!

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Comments

15 responses to “Skittles Skit”

  1. Amy Watkins Avatar
    Amy Watkins

    Funny! The only thing is that in the first line it says “Scout 2 walks on”. It should say “Scout A”. I think we’ll be using this one this year.

  2. mama1 Avatar
    mama1

    This seems like it promotes bullying.

    1. skittles Avatar
      skittles

      It does not promote bullying because it’s a misunderstanding. The kids actually used skittles the candy and unknowingly there is a scout named skittles coincidentally.

      1. WolfMama Avatar
        WolfMama

        I hate to say it, but I agree that this promotes bullying. The entire point is that the scouts weren’t talking about what they did to Skittles the candy, but to Skittles the scout. I don’t pretend that the world is always a nice place, but in scouts I think we need to constantly be aware of the message we’re putting out. This one just sends the wrong message, not what scouting is supposed to be teaching our boys.

    2. Baylor Avatar
      Baylor

      Are you kidding me? My troop did this for a scout camp skit and EVERYONE got a good kick out of it. So you peeps need to calm down lol

  3. howarthe Avatar
    howarthe

    I don’t believe that this skit promotes bullying. My son is always asking me to throw him in the lake. Being thrown in a lake is fun. Sometimes. But, this skit has been banned from campfires that I have been invited to, so the opinion that this skit is inappropriate for scouting is a common one.

  4. Brendan Avatar
    Brendan

    Ok, clearly you guys are over reacting when you say this “promotes bullying”.
    If this offends someone they need to get a grip and get is together, its just a joke. Now it would be promoting bullying IF there was clearly someone openly beating up a kid or cyber bullying in the skit. So please don’t over react to a skit that is a “pun joke”

  5. Mark Avatar
    Mark

    You know what is worse than bullying? Raising kids that can’t separate fact from fiction.

    Perhaps this is a good time to define those differences if you fear this will drive your kids to bullying. In our world where it is super easy to access unfiltered content, teaching boys and young men to separate fantasy from reality is a very real modern skill.

    1. Mark S Avatar
      Mark S

      THANK YOU!!! A group of 8 year old boys would find this funny. It’s a joke, kids get it, and it’s not bullying.

  6. Brian W Avatar
    Brian W

    I have been a Camp Commissioner at our summer camp for the past couple of years and I can tell you this would not be approved by us. In fact, a lot of skits I grew up with as a Boy Scout would not fly today. As a Scoutmaster and Wood Badger, I feel like a lot of you in that people just need to relax and not be wound up so tight.

    It’s unfortunate because the classics like “If I were not a Boy Scout,” and “Rough Riders” were some really funny ones but because society has become more politically correct and sensitive, you’re seeing a lot of this stuff being removed from camps across the country. And it’s not just my council but I saw it at the council I took Wood Badge at when we were taught examples of skits.

    So while most of you don’t have a problem with it and maybe have not seen a skit like this banned, I’m jealous but I’m sure your days of skits like this will be numbered.

  7. Michele Avatar
    Michele

    I read this as well and I think you had full intent to make a lighthearted skit. But reading the lines…and not looking for fault imdefintely see it explicitly pokes fun at a situation where a kid would have been bullied. I’m not sure how this can be read any other way. I tried to see what you are saying but it is clearly a joke pling fun at a “false situation” but the laugh is that …he fits the bill for being bullied. I’m sorry,I think you mean well but it does more to show some children who really lack empathy…that it’s funny to do this…no other interpretation unless you don’t want to see it.

  8. Brad Avatar
    Brad

    I’m going to use this tonite. The boys will think it’s funny. Is you think this promotes bullying, then the part about feeding him to a bear must promote murder.

  9. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    Brad makes a good point. If this promotes bulling then spanking your child promotes violence. Think about it, this has no harmful intentions behind it. Not to be rude but if you’re that paranoid about this skit you need to take your son out of BSA. I am very certain that if this skit was performed on a camp-out or event no ones first thought will be that they are promoting bulling. I think you guys are reading in to this WAY to far.

  10. Brian W Avatar
    Brian W

    Here’s a good read and comments from Scouting Magazine.

    http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2012/10/12/how-do-you-know-if-a-campfire-skit-or-song-is-scout-appropriate/

    I’m not happy with this either. I recall many funny skits that involved a lot stuff other than cursing, alcohol, and drugs (for obvious reasons) when I was a Boy Scout in the late 80s/early 90s. But if it already hasn’t happened in your district/council yet, just wait. You’ll get that “one parent” that will complain and before you know it, your district executive will be passing along some “updated rules” for skits at your roundtable and/or you’ll see some changes at summer camp. Our Boy Scout skit book from the late 80s that was given to us by a previous Scoutmaster probably has only 30 percent of skits we can actually use at our summer camp.

  11. Michael L. Avatar
    Michael L.

    I see the problem with this skit but maybe it could just be reworked.

    I pulled Skittles out of the lake.
    I found Skittles lost in the woods.
    I caught Skittles falling out of a tree

    All boys stay on stage and stand quietly to one side.

    At end, boy comes out hair and clothes a mess. My names is Skittles, thanks for all the help scouts, I’ve been having a really bad day.

    Close to the original but now everyone is helping one boy get through a tough day.

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