ADVANCEMENT CEREMONIES/04-10
By: Great Salt Lake Council Posted On: 2021-12-22


THE CLOWN’S VISIT by Carol Shaw Lord  


Clown:

Good morning, kiddies! I’m happy to see you this bright,
beautiful morning! (Doffs hat and bows with a flourish.)


Cubmaster:

Psst! It’s not morning!


Clown:

(Puts hat back on.) Oh, pickle smoke! I must be mixed up again! Let me start
over. (Doffs hat and bows again.) Good evening, kidlets! I’m really sorry to
disturb you in the middle of the night. (Cubmaster: shakes his head, but doesn’t
say anything.) What a nice-looking group we have here. I love to see families
together – boys and gerbils, with their parrots.


Cubmaster:

That’s boys and GIRLS with their PARENTS.


Clown:

Whatever! It’s the thought that counts. Your Cubmaster: here tells me that you’ve
been very malodorous lately.


Cubmaster:

No! Not malodorous! That means stinky. I didn’t say malodorous.


Clown:

Oops! Sorry! I didn’t mean malodorous. Even if you ARE stinky it would be
really rude of me to say so, now wouldn’t it? He said that you’ve all been very
preposterous.


Cubmaster:

No, no! I didn’t say they were preposterous! That means silly. They haven’t been
VERY preposterous.


Clown:

Oh, excuse me! I can never get things right. I didn’t mean you have been
preposterous. I’m the one who’s preposterous. I meant to say that he said you were
all very rambunctious.


Cubmaster:

Rambunctious? I didn’t say rambunctious. That would mean that they are wiggly
and noisy.


Clown:

(Dolefully) Oh, I would never say that boys could be wiggly and noisy.
(Scratches head.) What DID you say?


Cubmaster:

I said the boys in our pack are very GENEROUS.


Clown:

Germ-erous? Oh, no! I have been sick enough. (Pulls out a big hanky and covers
his mouth and nose.) I should have worn a surgical mask. I shouldn’t even have
come here. Germ-erous! I hate germs! I’m outta here! (Leaves, dropping his hat.)


Cubmaster:

(Shakes head and shrugs. Then picks up the hat.) What can I say? Anyway, all
Clowning aside, we do have some awards to give to some special boys this month.
(Pull awards out of the Clown’s hat.)
 

References / Source:
Great Salt Lake Council