By: Longhorn Council
Posted On: 2020-06-05
While your young “pirates” are in the mood, why not have them “walk the plank”.
In a different room, away from the den meeting, or outdoors if weather permits,
appoint two pirates (or your den chief and assistant den leader” as custodians of
“the plank” which consists of one foot strip of white crepe paper or white
cheesecloth. (cloth may be better as it can be handled more quietly.) One by
one, the “victims” are led into the room and blindfolded while the “keepers of the
plank” talk extravagantly about why he must walk the plank, how he must watch
his step, etc. Then while one “pirate” turns the victim around three times, the
other noiselessly rolls up the plank. The “victim” proceeds to gingerly walk the
plank which has disappeared. The blindfold is removed so he can see the joke,
but he is rewarded by being allowed to watch the other “victims” perform.
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean