PROPS: You will need a large table for the child to lie on during the “operation.”
The “doctor” can carry a large cardboard knife.
Props to be “removed” are tacked to back of table, out of sight.
Those to be “put in” can be placed nearby. (Props are listed where used.)
NARRATOR: We are about to instruct you in the method of making a Cub Scout. To complete this
project, you will need one small eager boy, two interested parents, one patient Den
Leader, and one courageous Cubmaster.
(Each character enters as his name is spoken. Boy wears uniform under a large loosefitting
shirt and climbs up on the table. Others don surgical masks. As the narrator
continues, the operation proceeds, with Cubmaster acting as doctor. Den Leader and
parents hand him the things to be put in and take the things removed. When the boy is
hidden under a sheet, he removes his shirt.)
NARRATOR: Cover him with fun and good times
(Hold up posters labeled “FUN” and “GOOD TIMES” and cover boy)
We use laughing gas for anesthetic.
(Use a tire pump labeled “Laughing Gas.”)
Take out hate and put in Love.
(Hate - lump of paper, so labeled. Love - big paper heart, labeled).
Take out selfishness, put in cooperation.
(Sign “I,” sign “WE).
Take out idle hands, put in busy fingers.
(Idle - empty rubber gloves. Busy - glove full of flour.)
Take out laziness, put in ambition.
(Laziness - rag; Ambition - blown up balloon.)
After this pleasant operation, we have a “CUB SCOUT.”
(Remove the sheet. Boy, in uniform, stands up and gives the Cub Scout sign.)