PROPS: • Curtains on stage - behind which is U.S. Flag (Either a painting, or a print or a real flag opened out flat - blue in upper left corner). • Artist’s Smock for each Cub, large paint brush and paper palettes.
Den leader: We are honored to have as our guests a group of famous artists, who are going to combine their efforts and talents to paint us a great masterpiece. As they are introduced they will tell you what their contributions will be.
Cub # 1: I will paint for you the tradition and charm of New England, showing you the fishing and boating industries of its rugged coast and its historic heritage. (Steps behind curtain.)
Cub # 2: I will portray through my brush the tremendous harbors of New York City; the melting pot of peoples from many lands that make up its teeming population. (Steps behind curtain.)
Cub # 3: My artistry will show you the charm of our Southland, the beauty of its magnolias and azaleas, the strength of its struggle through and after the Civil War years; and the contrast of the serenity of Kentucky’s bluegrass country with old New Orleans at Mardi Gras time. (Steps behind curtain.)
Cub # 4: May I add to our canvas just a little of the beauty of our great Midwest; cosmopolitan Chicago; Detroit, the automobile capital of the world; the waving grain of the rolling plains; and the deep blue of the ten thousand lakes of Minnesota. (Steps behind curtain.)
Cub # 5: Our great South and Mid-west will be a task to portray, BUT no mere picture can convey the majesty of the Grand Canyon, the beauty of the Painted Desert, the expansiveness of Texas or the splendor of the Colorado Rockies; the fantastic land of geysers, Yellowstone Park, or the Great Salt Lake in Utah. (Steps behind curtain.)
Cub # 6: Our beautiful West Coast reaches from the hot Mexican border to the cold snows of Alaska. In between, we find Hollywood’s glamour, the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, towering redwood, sequoia, and Douglas fir trees, the beauty of Oregon’s Crater Lake, and Washington’s majestic Mt. Rainier. Where once rough, tough gold prospectors were found in Alaska, now tourists spend happy summers experiencing, among other things, Denali and the wilderness of our largest state. (Steps behind curtain.)
Cub # 7: I will complete our picture with the waves of the famous Waikiki Beach, with Diamond Head volcano in the background of the exotic metropolis of Honolulu. Our newest State, Hawaii, with its blue waters and active volcanoes makes for a lush tropical paradise. (Steps behind curtain.)
Den leader: And now for the unveiling. May I present our great masterpiece!
As the curtains are slowly parted and “America the Beautiful” is played, the flag is solemnly shown, with the “artists” standing on each side of the United States Flag they just “painted”.