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Four Freedoms

SETTING: Each of four uniformed Cub Scouts holds a corner of a U.S. flag in one hand and a candle in the other. The flag is tilted so the audience can see it. The narrator stands behind the flag with his head and shoulders showing. Very solemnly he lights each candle, then returns to his position and reads narration.

NARRATOR: What you see here represents the past, the present, and the future. The stripes of Old Glory stand for the original thirteen colonies, the stars represent the 50 states. The Cub Scouts represent the men of the future. The light and warmth of the four candles remind us of the four great freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.

Eliminate one of these freedoms and our world would become darker and colder. (At this point, the candles are blown out by the Cubs one by one. As each is extinguished, the narrator says in turn:

"Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear." When the room is in darkness, the Cub Scouts quickly shift their positions so that when the lights come on, the two Cubs are holding the flag high while the other two are saluting it.) In this world of potential cold and darkness, of rules by a few, stands the United States of America. Here the four freedoms do exist, and are an example for warmth and light for us. Please join us in singing "God Bless America".

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