Campfires, Skits, Songs & Stories


Tips for Great Skits & Songs:

  1. Keep them short – never longer than 3 to 5 minutes so that they can be easily memorized.
  2. Homemade skits or songs may seem funny to the writers but often are not funny to the audience.
  3. Use cue cards and scripts if you need to. Rehearse until everyone is comfortable and has memorized their parts.
  4. Everyone has to speak or sing loudly and clearly.
  5. Avoid gross, vulgar, or un-Scout-Like topics or content.
  6. Many old topics should never be used today. Ever.
    • Fat, ugly, ethnic, handicapped, or gay jokes, songs, or skits have no place in Scouting.
  7. A “volunteer” is never chosen at random from the audience. The “volunteer” is pre-selected person, a “shill” or “plant.”
  8. Have a Master of Ceremonies to keep skits and songs moving.
  9. Keep your program fast paced and get everyone involved!




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