Pow-Wow Skits-Ancient Greece
Keith Sutton (ksutton@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Thu, 24 Aug 1995 08:07:50 -0700
With the Ancient Greece theme you could invent a skit based on an Olympic
event, the cubs getting ready for it or facing an obstacle to overcome in
preparation for it. In the late 50's Cub Scouts used the theme Aesop's
Fables. My Den Mother at the time would narrate a popular Aesop Fable
while the den would pantamime the action. At the end of the story the
delegated Cub Scout would stop "acting" face the audience and then
would resite the "moral of the story." As I recall our den did a few at
that Pack Meeting so they must have been short.
Also Ancient Greece had a very active theatre in which the actors would wear
overly large masks (that actually had a megaphone in it for voice
projection). Large masks could be made for the skit and accomplish an
achievement/elective in the process.
Using the obvious play on words Greece/grease might give someone an
inspiration for a run-on or a punchline in a skit.
Hope some of these ideas help.
Keith Sutton Chief Seattle Council ...used to be an Antelope
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City