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Little Bunny Foo Foo

The last Scout meeting of every month is the Pack Meeting. We usually have each of the dens perform a skit and a song. Since I am the Den Leader for Alexander's den, I get to pick out the skit and the song and practice it with the kids.

There is a great Web site called Scout O Rama that has hundreds of songs and skits, so that is a huge help. Funny songs and skits seem to work out best, especially since Scouting is supposed to be fun. I also follow the comedy rules - good comedy happens in threes, and is short. If you have a long skit or song then the audience gets bored, the kids can't remember it, etc. This weeds out a lot of contenders, and sometimes I have to edit them to make them more simple.

I needed a song for this month and I decided to try the old favorite, "Little Bunny Foo Foo." Alexander's den is made up of 2nd graders. They are very energetic and I thought that they would enjoy the hand gestures. We changed "The Good Fairy" to "The Den Leader" and instead of saying the pun about hair today goon tomorrow, which would have gone over their heads, the kids just ran around after I turned them into a goon. Most of our stuff ends with the kids running around, actually. Anyway, we went up to sing it at the pack meeting and oh my goodness. I have some real hams in my den and they were really belting it out. The shy kids could not help but catch the infection and were belting it out, too, by the end. I think that some of the moms were singing along, too. It was pretty great.

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