This is a funny skit just because it is so messy. I have seen this performed by camp staff many times. Cub Scouts love watching their counselors cover each other in shaving cream!
This skit, like many of the skits I have seen, is full of boy humor. That is why they like it so much.
The idea behind the skit is that the Scouter with the banana has misunderstood the announcer. Every time the announcer says to do something with the bandana, the Scouter does it with a banana instead.
The We Don’t Have a Skit skit is great because it can be used with any number of Scouts. It is also a good skit to do with younger Scouts because they don’t have to remember many lines.
Like many skits, it has multiple versions. It is actually based on the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.
Skits can be a great way to start an instruction program. They get everyone’s attention focused. This is a skit I saw at a camporee, but it would also work as an introduction to a session on fire building.
One of the great things about this skit is that the characters can be changed around a little to make it more fun. I’ve seen a very funny Star Wars version. And I remember one with the Kool Aid man in it from a while back. I can’t remember exactly how he fit in, but I remember he kept saying “Oh Yeah…”.
Here’s a fun skit for a Pack meeting or a November campout. It is very easy and can be put on with almost any number of Scouts.
I can’t say there is any lesson to be learned from this skit other than don’t forget to bring your tent. And no, this is not my impression of bikers, so don’t write. Nor is a particularly good example of leadership. It’s just boy humor!
The Making a Film skit is one of the most versatile skits in a Scout’s arsenal. It can be adjusted to any theme or holiday.
This skit works with any number of Scouts. And because there aren’t really any lines to memorize, I have seen it done successfully with all levels – even Tigers.
My Webelos den has been working on their Showman activity badge. For requirement 2, they wrote their own puppet play.