2 to 8 Cub Scouts, or more. (Cubs alternate, first boy says, “HAPPINESS
is…,” second boy says, “MISERY is…”)
Hold up cards or cardboard cutouts (painted) of smiling and sad faces that boys can make
HAPPINESS IS…hearing your Dad has won an all expense paid trip to Hawaii.
MISERY IS…when you find out that the trip is for two and you have to stay home with a
HAPPINESS IS…when your Dad drives you to school in his brand new
car and all your friends are there to see you.
MISERY IS…when you get out and the door falls off and lands on
HAPPINESS IS…when your Mom takes you and your friends for a ride in her new
convertible with the top down.
MISERY IS…when it starts to rain cats and dogs and the top won’t go up.
HAPPINESS IS…when you are flying in outer space in a big space ship and you are in
MISERY IS…waking up with a big headache after you have fallen out of bed from the
HAPPINESS IS…getting to do it yourself—build your own motorcycle kit and your Dad
is going to help you put it together.
MISERY IS…opening the box and finding the instructions are in a foreign language.
HAPPINESS IS…getting a bike for your birthday.
MISERY IS…when you find it has three wheels