The Philmont Cub Scout Roundtable Supplements
Theme: Vaudeville Night
***Introducing the New Leader Breakout! This breakout is for brand new leaders that are
attending Roundtable for the first time. This Breakout will be run by the Assistant Roundtable
Commissioner - New Member Coordinator. ***
What is Vaudeville?
Vaudeville was a popular early 20th century form of entertainment. Think of it as a
variety show on a stage. Have the Dens perform songs, skits, run ons, magic acts, jokes,
or some funny talent. Your Cubmaster should be the Master of Ceremonies (MC) and
have fun showing off all of the amazing talent that the youth in the Pack has!
Have a stroll around the midway. Give all Scouters an opportunity to get information and sign up
for events and training.
◆ Midway Award of the Month: Service Stars
All youth or adult leaders who have reached one year of tenure with Scouts BSA are eligible to
begin wearing service stars. The stars are an underused outward symbol of how long an adult
leader has been involved in Scouting and a quick way for new Scouts, parents and leaders to
see who has Scouting experience. The pins and color background are available at the Scout
Shop. (scoutstuff.org) Find out your registration date with your unit. At the anniversary of that date,
you are eligible to wear a 1-year service star. Adults can combine their time spent as a youth in
Scouting or represent them separately. The plastic backing comes in colors: gold for Cub
Scouting; green for Scouts BSA; red for Venturing; blue for adult leader service. Pocket
certificates are available. The pins are worn ⅜ inch above the left pocket (Bryan on Scouting April 2,
2014) If a medal or embroidered knot is worn, service stars are worn ⅜ inch above the medal or
◆ Opening Ceremony
The flag ceremony is led by preassigned Scouters.
They will present the colors and lead the pack in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Preassigned Scouters perform the opening skit.
Opening Ceremony - FAMILIES (retiredscouter.com)
F: Folks, we are here to welcome you.
A: Advantages, we have so many.
M: Mom and Dad, we’re glad you are here.
I: Imagine how much fun we’re going to have
L: Laughing and playing together as a family.
I: I think it’s great to be a Cub Scout.
E: Everyone, let’s all please stand,
S: Saluting together as we Pledge Allegiance to our flag so dear.
◆ Opening Prayer (GSLC Pow Wow Book, 1994)
We praise You, Heavenly Father,
For making the people of the world so different and yet so alike.
We thank you that each of us is a special person,
wonderfully made and loved by You.
Thank you for giving us so much to share with each other.
Please help us to remember that whatever language we speak,
Whatever country we come from,
Whatever color our skin is,
We are all important to You.
Please keep us from being unloving to each other.
Nipping winds that whistle low,
Patterned flakes of falling snow,
Skating on a glossy lake,
Snowmen, so much fun to make.
Snowy hills for sleds and sleighs,
We thank You, G-d, for winter days. Amen.
◆ Welcome and Introductions
The Roundtable Commissioner or Assistant Roundtable Commissioner - New Member
Coordinator welcomes new Scouters, visitors, and special guests by introducing them to the
district. If you aren’t sure what a New Member Coordinator is, check out:
◆ Big Rock Topic
See the Scout BSA Roundtable Commissioner Planning Guide for a list of Big Rock Topics that
both the Cub Scout and Scout BSA Roundtable Commissioners choose to do jointly to help
serve the units in your district.
◆ Applauses and Cheers! (retiredscouter.com)
Throw a handkerchief or neckerchief into the air with instructions for the applause to last until
you catch it or it falls to the floor. Vary the length of the applause. Long throw, short throw, or no
throw at all.
"Bravo! Bravo Bravissimo!" (create cheers in other languages)
Cubmaster throws his/her hat into the air. All yell until the hat touches the ground. Then all
How do you do, How do you do, ________, We welcome you!!
Group stands and cheers, "Great job! Great JOB! GREAT JOB!" Getting louder each time.
Stand with your feet apart. Jump into the air, click your heels (twice if possible). Land with your
Hello Behind You
At the count of 3, everyone turns around and meets the person behind you. On “3” everyone
should be turned backwards. (Surprise! Everyone is facing to the back.)
Everyone throws their heads back and laughs crazily like a hyena.
Have the parents do a Run-on with their Scout as part of the family activity.
Everyone Keeps Ignoring Me
Cub 1. Doctor! Doctor! Everyone keeps ignoring me.
Paint The Ocean
Cub Scout No. 1: What is the best way to paint the ocean?
Cub Scout No. 2: With watercolors.
People Make You Can't See
Cub No. 1: What do people make that you can't see?
Cub No. 2: Noise.
Person Wear That Is Never Out Of Style
Cub 1. What can a person wear that is never out of style?
Cub 2. A smile.
Potatoes Good Detectives
CUB No. 1: Why are potatoes such good detectives?
CUB No. 2: I can't imagine, why?
CUB No. 1: Because they keep their eyes peeled.
Keep A Bull From Charging
Cub 1. How do you keep a bull from charging?
Cub 2. Take away his credit card.
King Go To The Dentist
Cub 1. Why did the king go to the dentist?
Cub 2. To get his teeth crowned!
Earth Is Round
Cub No. 1: If the Earth is round, why don't we fall off?
Cub No. 2: It's because of the Law of Gravity.
Cub No. 1: Yeah, that's right!
Cub No. 2: But what happened before the law of gravity was passed?
Phone Never Rings
Cub 1. What kind of phone never rings?
Cub 2. A saxophone
SONGS: Singing is fun! Leading and teaching
songs (BSA- Cub Scout Songbook, 1969)
1. Smile at your group. Relax. Radiate confidence and
enthusiasm, even if you don’t feel particularly confident or
2. Tell them the name of the song. Always start with a
rousing, well-known “warm up” number, so everybody,
including you, can sing out with confidence.
3. Be sure to give the pitch. Sing a few bars yourself or have a
couple of bars played, if an instrument is available.
4. Start the signing with a slight upward arm motion, then a decisive downward motion (a
downbeat) and begin singing yourself. Don’t worry if some don’t start with the first note--
they’ll join in quickly.
5. Beat time with a simple up-and-down motion of the arm-- but make it definite and
brisk. You are in command.
6. Control volume by raising your hands for loudness, lowering them for softness.
7. Move around a little, inject a little pep and personality. Keep smiling.
8. Spark enthusiasm by dividing the crowd for a song or two. Groups sing separately, or
when you point to them, then all together. Vary straight singing with occasional
humming, whispering, or rhythm clapping.
9. Stop before you’re stopped. Leave them wanting more; not glad that you left.
Teaching a Song
1. Always warm up the crowd with well-known songs before trying out a new one.
2. Provide copies of the words.
3. Sing the new song all the way through, alone or with a small group who already know it.
4. Let the crowd try a verse at a time, slowly at first. When they master it, pick up speed.
5. Musical accompaniment helps-- piano, accordion, guitar, harmonica are all good for
6. Sing the new song one or two times.
Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands (BSA- Cub Scout Songbook)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know it,
Then you really ought to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap, clap)
2nd verse: If you’re happy and you know it, stamp your feet. (stamp-stamp)
3rd verse: If’ you’re happy and you know it, shout “Hooray!” (“Hooray”)
4th verse: If you’re happy and you know it, do all three. (clap-clap) (stamp-stamp)
Song: We’re Glad to See You Here (BSA-Cub Scout Songbook)
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We’re glad to see you here,
It gives us joy and cheer.
Sure, it’s true, we say to you,
‘ We’re glad to see you here.
Song: Showbiz Ambition (GLSC Pow Wow Book, 2009)
Tune: If you’re Happy and You Know It
Oh, I wish I were an actor in a show, Oh, I wish I were a rock star of a group.
Oh, I wish I were an actor in a show. Oh, I wish I were a rock star of a group.
I would make you feel real tense, I would sing and I would shout,
I would hold you in suspense, I would really knock you out,
Oh, if I could be an actor in a show! Oh, if I could be a rock star in a group!
Oh, I wish I were a musician in a band, Oh