For this, a cast of at least 4 is needed. However, the entire patrol should be involved. Use only as many woods critters as you need to give a role to each patrol member. The only person to be seen at the campfire is the narrator. The others will take their places outside the campfire area, so that they can be heard.
Narrator: Today, we have a nature study session. One of the things we learned was that even when you can’t see wild animals, you can still identify them by the sounds they make. Let’s listen.
Owl: Whoo-oo-oo, whoo-oo-oo, whoo-oo-oo.
Narrator: Now everyone should recognize the sound of the owl. Another sound that I heard was man’s best friend.
Dog: Barks several times.
Narrator: I think I also heard the bird that tells us his own name:
Whippoorwill: Whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will.
Narrator: Now over by Farmer Brown’s place, I think I heard a cow.
Cow: Moo, moo, moo
Narrator: But who can ever forget the reassuring sound of that creature most at home in the woods, the Eagle Scout?
Scout: Help! I’m lost! Help! Can anybody hear me? Help! Where am I?