At irregular intervals between skits, when there is ALWAYS dead time, the group marches across the stage/camp fire area singing the appropriate verse of "The Ants Go Marching...".
1st time: The Ants go marching one by one, hurrah, ... ,
The Ants go marching one by one, the little one stops to
shoot his gun (smallest guy in group pretends to shoot at
the audience), and they all ...
2nd time: The Ants go marching two by two, hurrah, ... ,
The Ants go marching two by two, the little one stops to
tie his shoe (smallest guy in group pretends to tie his
shoe), and they all ...
3rd time: The Ants go marching three by three, hurrah, ...
The Ants go marching three by three, the little one stops
to (smallest guy stops and pretends to be unzipping his
trousers) - Leader shouts: HEY!!!! NO, WAIT, STOP!!!!
It's "Climb a Tree, CLIMB A TREE!!!!"
All scramble off, leaving the smallest guy alone in front
of the audience, zipping up and looking sheepish.
Master of Ceremonies should now introduce performers.
About 5 Boys, no equipment required, but hiking gear would be appropriate. Good for Patrol during Jamboree Campfire.
Practice marching, Make sure the EmCee does NOT announce you, only identify you AFTER the third walk on. Line up by height, smallest guy last, leader in front leading the singing. Time the marching so one verse lasts all the way across the stage/camp fire area.
Skit ContributorPaul Gebhardtsbauer
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