The leader gives instructions for playing candy
store. He asks that one person take a long string and hold on
and then adds others until there is a long line of people
holding onto the string. Then the leader explains that this is a
candy store because there are some suckers hanging on the line.
Candy Store: (variation)
A candy store owner enters carrying a
long pole. He asks two members of the audience to hold the pole,
draping a blanket or sheet over it, explaining that this is the
candy store. One by one customers come in asking for different
types of candy, to each, the owner replies that he doesn't have
any. Finally, a customer asks what he does have. The owner
states he doesn't have any candy left except for these two
suckers on a stick, pulling the blanket away at the same time.
Have the boys march in, single file, with one
boy leading them like a drill sergeant. The sergeant tells them
to stop and addresses them. He tells them he has some good news
and some bad news. The good news is that they get a change of
underwear. The boys cheer and he cuts them off. The bad news is
that they have to change underwear with one another. The boys
Pick a "volunteer" to be the dead Chief
Shortcake (adult leader) and have him lie down covering with a
towel/sheet except for his head. Have each boy repeat a line on
what to do with Chief Shortcake such as: burying the Chief with
all his worldly possessions, should be burned in a great
ceremonial fire, put in a cave and seal him up, and so on for as
many as you need. The last Indian says that they are all wrong,
"i bury Shortcake" and squirts whipped cream on Chief
Performers arrange themselves with their heads
hanging upside down over the edge of a table with a sheet or
other drape covering their body with holes cut out exposing
their mouth and chin. Place sunglasses just below the chin in
front of the neck for "eyes." The chin becomes the nose, the
mouth is the mouth - but upside down, so to smile you need to
actually frown. The "chin face" makes a short silly speech or
sings a harmonious song. Several "chin faces" in a row can form
a singing group or mime a recording. Variation: Have the "chin
face" be a chicken instead of a person.
Contagious Disease Ward
The scene takes place in the waiting
room of a doctor of contagious and communicable diseases, Dr.
Ringworm, M.D., l.s.d., v.i.p., l.c.b. Have four chairs and a
stand for magazines or books. In walks a fellow (a) with an itch
which he scratches periodically in different places. He grabs a
magazine and attempts to read but is disturbs periodically by
his itch. After a while , a second fellow (B) comes in with a
serious hand twitch. B sits next to A. B gradually starts to
scratch with the itch, while A's hand starts to twitch. When it
has been well established that they have contracted each others'
disease, a third person enters with a serious leg twitch. Pretty
soon all three have the hand twitch, leg twitch, and itch all
over. a fourth guy comes in bouncing all over the place and
shaking every muscle in his body. The actions of the four guys
become more frantic and are bouncing around in their chairs.
Then a boy dressed like a pregnant lady strolls in casually and
the other four scramble for their lives. If possible or desired
have some jazz music playing in the background for the scouts
with the diseases to keep the beat to.
Second person walks in with a suitcase. First person
already on stage asks where he is going and the first person's
reply is that he is going to court. A little while later he
comes in with the case and also a ladder. This time he says that
he taking his case to a higher court.
Guy brought in - "I'm Innocent! I was just picking
up pebbles on the beach!" Two or more with similar stories.
Last person comes on stage either dressed like a guy dressed
like a girl or a girl, saying, "Hi, I'm Pebbles", in an alluring