Ghost Catchers

Category: Skits

a.k.a. “Ghostbusters”
Type of Skit Funny, Punch Line
# of Participants 3
Props Needed: none
Suggested: pretend ghost-catching equipment

Action

The two ghost catchers will pretend that they cannot see the “ghost” for the entire skit. The ghost should move around, making noises and laughing at the ghost catchers.

Ghost Catcher 1: (to Ghost Catcher 2) I’ve heard this house has a terrible ghost that won’t leave. The owners have called us here to get rid of it for them. Do have your net?

Ghost Catcher 2: (shows Ghost Catcher 1 his/her net) Right here!

Ghost Catcher 1: Good. Let’s go inside and see what we’re dealing with. (both ghost catchers go inside the “house”)

Ghost: (makes ghost sounds, stomps, creeps around the ghost catchers)

Ghost Catcher 1: Okay, try and catch it in your net!

Both ghost catchers try to catch the ghost in their nets, but can’t. The ghost laughs at them.

Ghost Catcher 2: It’s no use! The nets won’t work.

Ghost Catcher 1: Okay, let’s try our _____. (insert whatever object you’d like here and repeat this action as many times as you’d like with the ghost catchers trying different objects and failing. You could use bowls, shovels, hula hoops, whatever your camp has lying around!)

Ghost Catcher 2: It’s no use! None of these things will catch the ghost!

Ghost Catcher 1: It’s hopeless! (starts singing a song loudly and off-key. The ghost leaves.)

Ghost Catchers” on Ultimate Camp Resource

Firing Squad

Category: Skits

a.k.a.
Type of Skit Funny, Punch Line
# of Participants 8
Props Needed: None
Suggested: water balloons

Action

(The “firing squad”–4 campers–marched the “prisoners”–4 campers–to the execution spot. You could also pretend that the campers will have water balloons or pies thrown at them instead of being shot, especially if younger campers will be present.)

Firing Squad Leader: (to Prisoner 1) Do you have any last requests?

Prisoner 1: No.

Firing Squad Leader: Ready . . . Aim . . .

Prisoner 1: (points behind the Firing Squad) HURRICANE! (the Firing Squad turns to look and Prisoner 1 runs away)

Firing Squad Leader: That was weird. Looks like we’ve lost a prisoner though. Oh well! Do you have any last requests?

Prisoner 2: No.

Firing Squad Leader: Ready . . . Aim . . .

Prisoner 2: (points behind the Firing Squad) TORNADO! (the Firing Squad turns to look and Prisoner 2 runs away)

Firing Squad Leader: This is so strange. Looks like we’ve lost another prisoner though. Oh well! Do you have any last requests?

Prisoner 3: No.

Firing Squad Leader: Ready . . . Aim . . .

Prisoner 3: (points behind the Firing Squad) FLOOD! (the Firing Squad turns to look and Prisoner s runs away)

Firing Squad Leader: What an odd day! Looks like we’ve lost yet another prisoner though. Oh well! Do you have any last requests?

Prisoner 4: No.

Firing Squad Leader: Ready . . . Aim . . .

Prisoner 4: (points behind the Firing Squad) FIRE! (the Firing Squad shoots the prisoner, or throws water balloons at him/her)

Other Versions:

Firing Squad” on Scoutorama
Firing Squad” on Ultimate Camp Resource

Echo

Category: Skits

a.k.a.
Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Punch Line
# of Participants 5
Props Needed: None

Action

(4 campers–the Echo–hide out of sight. The other camper goes in front of the group. When Camper 1 calls out the words, the four Echos repeat them back. The first Echo should be loud, the second a bit softer, the third even softer, and the last should be the softest like a real echo.)

Camper 1: I heard that this spot has a really great echo. I think I’ll try it out and see. HELLO!!

Echo: HELLO!! . . . Hello! . . . Hello . . . Hello

Camper 1: CHEESE!!

Echo: CHEESE!! . . . Cheese! . . . Cheese . . . Cheese

Camper 1: BOLOGNA!!

Echo: (silence)

Camper 1: Hmm. Maybe I should try again. BOLOGNA!!

Echo: (silence)

Camper 1: Let’s try something different. [Leader’s Name] is the greatest!

Echo: BOLOGNA!! . . . Bologna! . . . Bologna . . . Bologna

Echo Skit” on Scoutorama
Echo” on Ultimate Camp Resource

The Caterpillar

Category: Skits

a.k.a.
Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank, Punch Line
# of Participants 7
Props Needed: a cup of water

Action

Narrator: I have something very exciting to show you today! I have successfully trained my pet caterpillar to do tricks!

Enter Caterpillar. Caterpillar is made up of 5 people in a line, holding onto the shoulders of the person in front of them.

Narrator: Okay, Caterpillar, walk around in a circle.

Caterpillar walks in a circle

Narrator: Okay, make the shape of a triangle!

Caterpillar arranges itself into a triangle Continue reading

The Captain of the Ship

Category: Skits

a.k.a.
Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Punch Line
# of Participants 2
Props Needed: a red jacket or sweater
Suggested: a telescope or paper towel roll

Action

(Ask the campers to make battle sounds when the Captain is battling. Have someone available to cue them. Enter Captain and First Mate)

First Mate: (looking through telescope) Captain, I see a ship off the port side!

Captain: How many men and how many guns?

First Mate: 20 men and 20 guns!

Captain: Very good! Bring me my red jacket so the men won’t see me bleed! (First Mate exits, brings back jacket. Captain puts jacket on) Continue reading

Candy Shop

Category: Skits

a.k.a. “Candy Shop Owner”
Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank, Punch Line
# of Participants 5
Props Needed: none

Action

Shop Owner: I’m opening a candy shop and I need some things in my empty shop. The first thing I will need is a sign. Can I have a volunteer from the audience to be my sign? (chooses a volunteer and positions them as a sign) Okay, you are my sign. Now I need you to be really loud to catch people’s attention. Say something like, “Open! Open! Open!” really loud.

Sign: Open! Open! Open!

Shop Owner: Very good. You will need to do that every time someone walks by. Now I need a door. Can I have a volunteer from the audience to be my door? (chooses a volunteer and positions them as a door) Okay, you are my door. Whenever someone opens the door, I need you to go “Ding!” like a bell. Try it now.

Door: Ding! Continue reading

Bumblebee

Category: Skits

a.k.a. “Bumble Bee”, “Bumble Bee Skit”
Type of Skit Funny, Punch Line
# of Participants 2
Props Needed: 2 water bottles/cups of water

Action

Bee: Do you want to see the world’s best skit?

Flower: Of course! Show me how it goes.

Bee: Okay, I need you to act like a flower. (discuss what a flower should look like, Bee will fuss over how Flower is positioned) Okay, I am going to be a bumblebee and when I fly in front of you, you will say “bumblebee, bumblebee, give what you got to me.”

Flower: (assumes their flower pose and waits for Bee)

Bee: (buzzes around the stage, takes a sip of water behind Flower’s back, buzzes in front of Flower) Continue reading

A Big Jerk

Category: Skits

a.k.a.
Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank, Punch Line
# of Participants 5
Props Needed: none

Action

(Enter Lawnmower and Counselor. Lawnmower gets down on all fours, pretending to be a lawnmower.)

Counselor: (Tries to start the Lawnmower but can’t. Counselor tries several times to pull the starter on the Lawnmower but each time the Lawnmower makes some sounds and then stops.) I will need a volunteer to help me start my lawnmower.

Volunteer 1: (Tries to start the Lawnmower but gets the same response.

Counselor: I will need another volunteer to help me start my lawnmower. Continue reading

Big Game Hunting

Category: Skits

a.k.a.
Type of Skit Funny, Punch Line
# of Participants 5
Props Needed: none

Action

(enter: Hunter 1, 2, & 3 and Eavesdropper 1 & 2)

Hunter 1: All ready to go hunting?

Hunter 2: Yup, I got my shotgun right here. (motions to a pretend shotgun in his/her belt)

Hunter 3: I can’t wait to use my new rifle. (motions to a pretend rifle on his/her back)

Hunter 1: I just hope my grenade launcher will do the trick!

Eavesdropper 1: Can you help us settle a bet? We overheard you talking about your hunting trip.

Eavesdropper 2: Are you hunting wolves or moose?

Hunter 1: Why no, we’re going after mosquitoes!

Big Game Hunting

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Ultimate Camp Resource

“Big Game Hunting” on Ultimate Camp Resource

Beam Me Aboard

Category: Skits

a.k.a.
Type of Skit Funny, Punch Line, Walk-On
# of Participants 2
Props Needed: board (piece of wood/cardboard),
walkie talkie

Action

(Camper 1 is hiding off stage with a board. Camper 2 enters)

Camper 2: (speaking into walkie talkie) Beam me aboard!

Camper 1: (tosses the board onto the stage)

Camper 2: Thank you. (picks board up and carries it away)

Beam Me Aboard

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Ultimate Camp Resource

“Beam Me Aboard” on Ultimate Camp Resource

Scoutorama

“Beam Me Aboard” on Scoutorama