Re: Opening Ceremony...
or blackeagle ("Settummanque)
Thu, 2 Apr 1992 00:41:00 EDT
(from Group Meeting Sparklers--1973--BSA)
For this audience participation stunt, select a capable narrator and five
people each to impersonate one character as he is mentioned in the story.
Divide the audience into five groups (it works better if the entire group
does all of the sound effects) as their character is mentioned.
King with the terrible temper "Grrrrrr"
Short fat daughter "Ohhhhhhhhh"
Tall thin daughter "Whistle"
Beautiful young daughter "Hubba-hubba"
Handsome young prince "aahaa"
Fiery steed (all slap knees)
**Tall thin daughter is supposed to be (whistled at)**
(Everyone takes the part of the fiery steed by slapping their knees. Before
you start, have each group (everyone) make the sound effect for the characters
and encourage each character to perform with gusto. Now read the story.)
There was once a king with a terrible temper. He had three daughters, a
short fat daughter, a tall thin daughter, and a beautiful young daughter.
In a nearby country there lived a handsome young prince. One bright spring
day, this handsome young prince rode his fiery steed up to the castle of the
king with the terrible temper. Said the handsome young prince to the king with
the terrible temper, "I have come to seek a wife from among your three
The king with a terrible temper first presented his oldest, the short fat
daughter. "She would eat too much", said the handsome young prince. Then
the king with the terrible temper presented his second daughter, the tall thin
daughter. "No--she's too tall for me. I cannot love your short fat daughter
or your tall thin daughter." Just then on the stairway appeared the beautiful
young daughter. Rapture filled the heart of the handsome young prince.
"I will take your beautiful young daughter."
His words enraged the king with the terrible temper. "Call out the guards!",
he thundered, "turn out this imposter!". But the handsome young prince
immediately seized the willing beautiful young daughter and with her in his
arms rushed out of the castle, jumped onto his fiery steed, and rode away.
When the guards appeared, all they could see was a cloud of dust raised by the
hoofs of the galloping fiery steed as the handsome young prince and the
beautiful young daughter disappeared in the distance.
So ends the romantic tale of the king with the terrible temper and his short
fat daughter, his tall thin daughter, his beautiful young daughter, and the
handsome young prince and his fiery steed.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City