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The Lighthouse


Author:  Longhorn Council

Cast:
1 narrator
3-6 Scouts for the lighthouse walls
3-6 leaders, counselors, kitchen staff, etc., number to equal the Scouts and will
be 'recruited' during the skit
1 flashlight, or 2 if using 5-6 Scouts

(Scouts stand in a circle, facing out, feet spread 2' - 3' apart but touching feet of
Scouts on each side. The flashlight is held at eye level and is passed around the
circle. Scouts stand tall and hold the beacon's beam steady. )

Narrator: "Many years ago the people of a seaside village built a lighthouse to
warn approaching ships of a dangerous shoal near their harbor. It's beacon
could be seen for miles, even in fog and storms. For many decades, the
lighthouse stood firm and gave safe passage to all who sailed by the village. But
as the years went by, the villagers grew old and so did the lighthouse. The
villagers could no longer make repairs, the ocean's waves wore away the
foundation, the lighthouse started to sag and failed at its duty."

(The Scouts now stoop, heads lean to the side and bend their knees slightly; the
light 'travels' a zigzag path around. )

Narrator: "When the schooners and square riggers started to go aground on the
shoals, the old villagers knew they had to call in experienced people to help with
their problem. People who were pillars in their own communities and who were
solid as a rock."

(Recruit your favorite 'I'm gonna get you now' people and instruct them to go
down on their hands and knees and into the walls. Leaders are facing in with
their derrieres out, and are straddled by the Scouts who again stand tall and give
a steady light. )

Narrator: "Now with these new rocks placed into the foundation, the lighthouse
once again shines a bright beacon and stands firm in the stormy surf to withstand
the pounding of the waves."

(Scouts drop the flashlight and then hand paddle the leaders. )


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References / Source:
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