Scouting, Volume 38, Number 10, December 1950 Page: 15
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up, down, and across every river in America. To-
night is the climax of their adventures on these
Main Part of the Meeting;
Grand Entrance: As the bell sounds, the lights
are flickered and all is quiet. Then a boat's whistle
toots and a grotesque creature with lots of beard
leads in the parade of Cub Scouts. He has a sign
that says "Old Man River." The record by that
name might be played on the record player. Dens
with their wagon boats swing once around the
stage area and stop.
Opening: Cubmaster asks a Den Chief to lead
the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Law of
the Pack. A Den Dad leads a song.
Program: At this point the Cubmaster quickly
introduces the theme and the program as a Show-
boat theatre. Dens are called on for their skits.
Special short featurettes are worked in between
acts. An easel sets to one side with the name cards
to change for each act. Near the end the Cubmaster
appears in front of the Pack and holds his Award
ceremonies for boys and parents who have com-
pleted any Ranks. Music is interspersed throughout.
Draw for the door prizes.
Have a short intermission in the middle of the
program and put your vendors to work in true tent-
show style as you drawl, "And now ladies and
gentlemen, I tell you what I'm going to do — for
this performance only — for each and every pur-
chase of our 5c box of delicious 'SCUBS' I'm going
to include a special bonus package for the same
price — only one nickel — and remember — each
and every one is guaranteed to contain a very val-
uable souvenir gift — my assistants will now pass
among you. . . . Raise your hands high so they can
see you." (Have fun doing this.)
So appears a parade of songs, vaudeville acts,
original Den skits of happenings on their rivers,
varying from the discovery to Huck Finn's and Tom
Sawyer's trip on a raft. A good script and narrator
eliminates the necessity of memorizing parts. Let
the boys do the rest.
Closing: Form a single large circle. The Cub-
master stands in the center. He very quietly com-
pliments the boys and thanks the parents and
leaders. The Den Chiefs lead the Cub Scouts in the
Grand Howl to Akela. The meeting is adjourned.
(Cubmaster's Packbook page 139, Den Mother's
Denbook page 51 for the Grand Howl.)
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