Move your mouse over me

Mobile Version

InsaneScouter Logo
Home > Resources > Activities > Skits

The Empty Boxes

You need a manager, guard, three workmen, and a few large cardboard boxes. Setting: a factory gate.

Manager (to new guard): I'm giving you the very responsible position of gate guard at this factory. Because of the lack of vigilance by your predecessors, the workers have stolen so many finished articles that the firm is heading for bankruptcy. Your duty is to ensure this is brought to an end. Do you understand?

Guard: Yes sir. I am to stop stealing.

Manager: That's right. You can search people if necessary. Now it's up to you, and let's see some results.

Guard: Very good, sir. (Manager leaves; guard takes post; first workman enters carrying a cloth-draped box.)

Guard: Just a moment. What have you got in that box?

Workman 1: What do you mean?

Guard: What have you got in that box? It's my duty to see that no one takes stuff out of the factory.

Workman 1: Why didn't you say? There's nothing in the box. Look! (He shows everyone the box is empty).

Guard: Oh, well, that's all right then. (Workman 1 leaves and second workman enters, box draped as before. Guard and workman go through routine of looking in box. Repeat with the third workman. After the third man has left, manager races in enraged).

Manager: You idiot. I hired you to stop this pilfering. You've only been here half an hour and already we're losing things!

Guard: But the only people who went out were three men with boxes. I stopped them all and they had nothing in them.

Manager: You fool! We make boxes!

Other Pages you May Like
The Bigger Jerk
The Ants
Letters from Home
Glass of Water
Watch Out For Critters
Ghost With One Black Eye

Search InsaneScouter

Show Control Box

Forgot Password     Signup

Scouting News
    View all Scout news


About | Sitemap | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement
An official InsaneScouter Sponsor

Helping Scout leaders one resource at a time...

Generously hosted by Techya

SRSquare manages this site

Materials found on the InsaneScouter's Website © 1998 - 2016 may be reproduced and used by all Scouting volunteers for training, entertainment and program purposes consistent with Scouting and Guiding Organizations. Unless otherwise noted on the page. If you believe we are republishing your copyrighted material without permission, please Contact Us including the link/url of said content to have it removed or your copyright information added.

Please be advised that InsaneScouter is NOT affiliated with any Scouting or Guiding Organization.

All opinions expressed on these pages are those of the original authors. All holdings are subject to this Disclaimer.