Long Winter Camping Skit
|This Skit is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
|Script:||(two adventurers leave the comforts of home to settle the wilds of Alaska)|
(Indian sits to one side of the stage. Bill and Ted come hiking in from offstage the other side, tired out)
Bill: Man, Ted, I'm beat! We've been walking for weeks and weeks.
Ted: Me, too. Alaska is huge, but it will be great to spend a year out here in the wilderness. I'm glad we left our soft lives behind.
Bill: Well, this is the valley they told us about back in Juneau. It's beautiful! Should we build a cabin and live here?
Ted: Sounds good. Let's do it.
(lots of chopping, sawing, pounding, building a cabin in 10 seconds)
Bill: Awesome! That should keep us warm all winter.
Ted: Well, it will protect us, but we still need firewood to keep us warm. Let's get cutting.
(lots of chopping, sawing, and stacking for 5 or 10 seconds)
Bill: That looks like about 20 cords right there. You think it's enough?
Ted: I don't know, but I heard back in Juneau that there's an old Indian living on that tall mountain over there that can tell how bad the winter will be. We could ask him.
Bill: Good idea.
(hike, hike, hike up the mountain to the Indian)
Ted: (to Indian) Howdy, I heard you can tell us how bad the coming winter will be. Can you help us?
Indian: Wait here. (he stands, walks towards audience, puts hand to forehead to shade eyes from sun, and peers out over the audience for a couple seconds. Then returns to Bill and Ted.)
Indian: Winter will be very cold and very long.
Bill: Thanks for you help, wise one.
(Bill and Ted hike back down, down, down to their valley.)
Ted: Man, I don't think we have enough wood if it's going to be that cold. We should cut more.
Bill: Good idea.
(more chopping, sawing, and stacking)
Ted: Whew, 40 cords! That should do it. Should we go make sure?
(hike back up mountain)
Ted: (to Indian) Howdy again. How bad will the winter be?
(Indian again peers out over audience)
Indian: Winter will be very, very cold. Very cold!
(hike back down)
Bill: I don't want to freeze out here in Alaska! Let's get more wood.
Bill: There, 60 cords of wood! That should be enough for 5 years!
Ted: Yeah, but, just to be safe, let's go check.
(back up the mountain)
Bill: Howdy, wise friend. Please say once more what the winter will bring.
Indian: Winter will be bad, worst I've ever seen!
Bill: Please, friend, how do you know these things? Do you notice the animals or the plants? How can we read the signs?
Indian: It is easy. I look down in the valley. I see two white men cutting and piling many cords of wood so it must be a cold, cold winter.