Yells and Applauses
These cheers, yells and applauses
were compiled by Daniel R. Mott: Roundtable Staff District 23, West Jordan,
Utah, with a couple contributions by Gary Hendra, Pack and Troop 92, Milpitas,
CA They are great at campfires, but also regular Troop and Pack meetings.
Applause stunts are a
great way to recognize a person or den/patrol in a troop/pack meeting
for some accomplishment they have performed. Be sure before you start
that everyone knows and understands the applause stunt and how to do
it. Applause stunts serve more then one purpose -- they not only provide
recognition but also help liven up a meeting. Applause stunts need to
be fun. Strive for quality of performance in your stunts.
How to Make
a Cheers Box
Find a Cheer laundry
detergent box. Print out these cheers, yells and applauses on card stock.
Cut the card stock up so that one cheer is on each piece of paper. Put
them all in the Cheer box. Take the box to your meetings or campfires.
When it is time for a cheer, have a Scout take the cheer out of the
box and lead it.
Yells and Applauses
Abe Lincoln Cheer: That
was great! HONEST!
Alka Seltzer Cheer: Plop,
Plop, Fizz, Fizz, Oh what a relief it is.
Almost: With hands far
apart, bring them rapidly together but miss just before meeting each
Cub Scouts(or Boy Scouts), Cub Scouts, USA!
Apollo: Shout: Countdown,
10 - 1 !! BLASTOFF! then with your hand gain orbit and even out. Then
say, "BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP."
Archery: Mimic shooting
an arrow, then call out, "Bull's Eye!"
Artillery: Begin slowly
with the flats of your palms and increase in speed: then slow down until
finally the last time the hands are not brought together.
Avon Lady: Point a forefinger
and shout, "Ding, Dong!"
Barber Shop: Make a razor
sharp motion on the palm of your left hand with your right hand, turning
your right over with each stroke. Don't forget the barber's flourishes.
Barker's Yell: Showtime,
Beaver: Cut a tree by
tapping front teeth together, slap your tail by slapping a palm against
your thigh, then yell, "TIMBER!"
Bear: Growl like a bear
four times, turning halfway around each time.
Bee: Put arms straight
out and pretend to fly, while going "Buzz-z-z-z, Buzz-z-z-z."
Ben Franklin: Hold both
hands out in front of you as if flying a kite. Jerk back suddenly while
saying, "Zap, Zap, Zap."(Lightening)
Bicycle Cheer: Pump,
Big Hand: Leader says, "let's give them a big hand" everybody in the audience holds up one
of their hands with the palm up.
Big Sneeze: Cup hands
in front of nose and sneeze in hands. Having nowhere to put it, wipe
your hands in your hair.
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Cheer: How sweet it is.
Big Thumb: Hold out a
hand at arms length, make a fist with the thumb up. Variation: Add, "GREAT JOB!!"
Black Powder Cheer: Pretend
to have black powder in your hand. Pour powder down the barrel. Stamp
it down, raise the gun and fire saying, "Click, BANG!"
Blast-off: Start counting
backwards from 6 to 1. Bend the knees a little more on each count until
you are in a squatting position. Then, while saying, "BLAST OFF!", just
straight up in the air.
Bobcat: Stand and give
a loud "Meow" three times.
Bow and Arrow: Make motion
as if shooting an arrow and say, "Zing, Zing, Zing." Pretend to release
an arrow with each zing. Variation: Slowly draw arrow from quiver on
your back. Place arrow against string of bow, pull back, release and
Boy/Cub Scout Yell: Rip,
Rap, Rap! Rip, Rap, Ree! Loyal Happy Boy/Cub Scouts are We!
Boy Scout/Cubby Yell: "What's the best patrol/den?" All the patrols/dens yell back the Boy/Cubby
winner's patrol name/den name.
British Rank Yell: Be
Prepared! Be Prepared! Shout! Shout! Shout! Tenderfoot! Second Class!
First Class Scout!
Broken Arm: Stick arm
out in front of you with the lower arm and hand dangling. Swing lower
arm and hand back and forth in a limp manner.
Broken Trolley: Pull
the bell rope as if ringing a bell, repeating "CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK."
Bull Cheer: Make bull
horns with fingers while shouting "El Toro, El Toro !"
Bull Fighter: Hold down
cape and move to in appropriate motion while
Call the Hogs Yell: SOOOOOOOO
EEEEEEEE, SOOOOOOOO, EEEEEEEE!!!!!!! PIG PIG PIG PIG!!!
Can of Applause: Cheer
and applaud as cover is removed from can and become quiet as lid is
Canary Applause (2000
LB): Put hands on opposite shoulders, while opening and closing elbows,
say, "Here, kitty, kitty."
Cantaloupe: A variation
of the "Watermelon". Cup your hands for the cantaloupe and shorten time
and noise for spitting out the seeds. Variation: Hold a piece of cantaloupe
in one hand, take a fast bite, turn
head and spit out seeds.
Carpenter: Pretend to
be holding a hammer in one hand and a nail in the other. Start pounding
the nail with the hammer while saying, "Bang, Bang, Ouch".
Cat's Meow: You're the
cats MeeeeOOOOW!!! (to person receiving applause)
Caught Fish: Hold out
left hand, palm up, and make flopping, gasping motions with the right
hand on the palm of the left hand.
Centipede Yell: Group
stands and yells: Ninety-nine THUMP!! Ninety-nine THUMP!! Ninety-nine
THUMP!! This wooden leg is murder!!! Variation: MY FEET ARE KILLING
ME!!! Variation 2: My shoe bill is outrageous!!!
Cheerio Cheer: Cheerio-Cheerio-Cheerio.
Cheery: Pick a cheery,
roll in your mouth, then spit the pit out with a loud "P-TUU."
Chinese: How! How! How!
Phooey, Phooey, Phooey.
Chinese Bow: Stand, fold
your arms, bow from the waist while saying, "Ah Phooey."
Christmas Bells: Pretend
to hold a bell rope, then get the left side of the audience to say "DING"
on the downstroke and the other side of the audience to say "DONG" on
the upstroke. Repeat three times.
Clam: Fold hands together,
interlocking fingers. Make noise by pressing palms together.
Class A: Clap rapidly
in the following rhythm: 1-2-3-4, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3-4, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3-4...(pause)..One
Class B: Just like the
Class A except that on the last clap, you come back with your hands
and make one big clap.
Class C: Just like the
class B except that after missing the clap, you come back with your
hands and make one big clap.
Columbus: Put hands up
like you're holding a telescope and shout "Land Ho".
Coconut: Pretend to shinny
up a coconut tree,(Place arms out front as if hugging tree, move one
hand and arm up a time and then the other), pretend to pick the coconut,
let it fall to the ground(whistle as if a bomb was falling), hits the
ground with a bang!! Shinny down (reverse your climbing motion), pretend
to hit the coconut to open it, then say: THIS SURE IS A NUTTY APPLAUSE!!!
Constitution Cheer: We
the people, APPROVE!
Coo Coo: Everyone nod
their heads up and down and say: "COO-COO" as many times as you tell
them, as if you were striking the hour.
Cookie Clap: Everyone
takes a big bowl in their arms. In bowl, dump ingredients to make cookies,
such as: flour, sugar, salt, chocolate chips and dill pickles (have
the boys tell out the ingredients and you'll get some odd cookies).
After the ingredients are in the bowl, you take a big spoon and with
stirring motion yell "Crummy, Crummy, Crummy".
Cork: Hold out one hand
as though holding the neck of a bottle. Put a cork in the bottle, then
hit it in with the palm of the other hand.
Cow: Pretend to milk
cow saying: "Squirt, squirt, squirt, moo."
Cow Yell: MOOOOO!!! MOOOOO!!!
Crab: Have the group
stand: Have them pretend to be on a boat, by swaying back and forth,
and from side to side, have them grab hold of a rope as if they are
hauling in their trap, have them grab the trap box and say: "THIS IS
THE BIGGEST KING CRAB I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!"
Coyote: Have the everyone
stand, cup their hands around their mouth and say: "YIP, YIP, YIPEEEE!!!!!"
VARIATION: Add: "ARC, ARC, AROOOOOOOOO!! GEE, It's lonely out here."
Cub Scout Yell: "Do Your
Best! Be Prepared! Shout! Shout! Shout! Wolf Cub! Bear Cub! Webelos
Deep Sea Diver: Pretend
to put on your diving suit, adjust your helmet, pretend to close face
door, and screw the locks in place. Then pretend to jump into the water
by jumping one step ahead, pretend to be sinking to the ocean floor,
mumbling, "BLUG, BLUG, BLUG!!!" VARIATION: Add the following when you
reach the "bottom": walk around very stiffly in a circle, then slowly
bend over and pick up something and yell: "I found the TREASURE!!! I
found the TREASURE."
Desert Yell: "Yucca,
Yucca, Yucca !!"
Desert Rat: Clutch throat
and say: "HOW, HOW, HOW, WATER, WATER, GLUG, GLUG, GLUG." Wipe your
mouth and sigh "AHHHHhhhhhh, I sure feel and look better.!!!" Variation:
Same as above except when you get the water, take a comb out of the
back pocket, dip it into the water, pretend to run the comb through
your hair, pull out a mirror , look at yourself and say the last line
Dip Stick: Pretend to
get under the hood of your car, find the dip stick, pull it out, and
say, "OH, NO, YOU'RE A QUART LOW!!!" Variation: Add to the above: You
could sure use an oil change and pretend to put it back, close the hood
with a SLAM!!!
Doubtful Yell: How come?
(Build up on the HOW COME? Build up on the HOW to a big volume and then
cut it off with a soft "COME?")
Dreamer: Pretend to snore
and wake up. Stretch and say: WOW, that was a Great Dream !!!
Drum: On legs make a
rat-a-tat sound 3 or 4 times, then hit the stomach two times and say "Boom, Boom".
Elephant: Let arm act
as a trunk, wave it brokenly in front of your face. Raise your forearm
up and down and say, "Peanuts, peanuts anyone?"
Eskimo Cheer: Brrrrr-rrr,
Exhausted Yell: How TIRED?
(Build up a loud HOW, with a soft TIRED and a stretch.)
Farewell: Hold one hand
above the eyes as though looking into the distance while slowly waving
the other hand.
Ferris Wheel: Move right
arm in a large circle, on the upswing say: "OHHHHH!" On the downswing
say: "AHHHHH!" Variation: Insert the following between the ooh and aah
above: when you are at the top, hold arm in place and rock back and
forth and hold other hand over the eyes and say: "GEE, YOU CAN SURE
SEE A LOT FROM UP HERE!!!
Firecracker: Strike a
match on the leg, light the firecracker, make noise like fuse "sssss",
then yell loudly "BANG!!"
Fire Engine: Divide the
group into four sections: (1) Rings the bell fast, DING; (2) Honks the
horn, HONK, HONK, HONK; (3) Sounds the siren, Rrrr, Rrrr, Rrrr; (4)
Clangs the clangor, CLANG, CLANG, CLANG. Have all four groups do their
Fireman Yell: Water,
Water, Water! More, More, More !
Fish: Pretend to a fish
by it's tail with one hand with one hand and plug your nose with the
other and say: "PEEE-U-EEEEE!!!!" Variation 2: Suck in your cheeks,
form an "O" with your mouth, move it as if you were a fish, without
making a sound!!! Variation 3: Hold your nose and say: "SMELLY, SMELLY,
Fisherman: Pretend to
reel out some line, let it drift, yank your pretend pole back and start
to reel in the fish. Struggle with it for a short time and say: "I'VE
GOT IT!!! I'VE GOT IT!!!"
Flat Tire: Bend down,
attach pump to tire, lift and push on pump three times, then say, "BOOM!" and jump back in surprise.
Flea Flip: Flick your
middle fingernail with your thumbnail.
Flintstone: Shake hands
over the head and say, "Yabba-dabba-doo".
Flower: Like a flower
blooming, raise part way in your chair, look around and thumb jump up
Flute: Pretend to be
playing the flute and give two big toots.
Foil Dinner: "RAW, RAW,
Fonz: Make a fist thumbs
pointing up with each hand in front of you and say "Aaaaaayyyy."
Frozen Cub (Scout): Wrap
your hands around yourself and say "Brrrrrrr".
Fruit Salad: Eat a large
piece of pretend watermelon, spit out the seeds, pretend to have a piece
of cantaloupe, spit out the seeds, then have a cherry, place a finger
in your cheek and give one small pop, as if spitting out the pit of
Gee: Cup your hand around
the mouth and yell: "GEE, YOU DID A GREAT JOB, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!" Variation: Insert the persons name after gee. Variation 2: Insert the
persons name as in variation one but also substitute a different phrase
honoring the person.
Genius Look surprised
and say, "Boy look what I discovered" or "Wow, look what I made."
George Washington Cheer:
That was great. I cannot tell a lie. Variation: Get out axe and swing
it at a tree while saying, "Chip, chop, chop, TIMBER!" then yell, "WRONG
Ghost: Wave hands like
a ghost and say: "WHOOOO, WHOO, WHOOOOOOO!!" Variation: Wail, "BOO!
BOO! BOO!" three times and then yell: "YAHHH!!"
Giant Beehive: Tell the
group to buzz like a bee. When your hand is raised, the volume should
increase. When you lower your hand the volume should decrease. Practice
this at various levels.
Go Cart: Stand up with
legs bent at right angles, put hands in front of you as if steering
and say, "BAAARRROOOOOMMM!" Variation: Add, "Look at me go! BARRRROOOMM!!
Golf: Shout "FORE" and
pretend to hit the ball, place hand over above eyes to follow where
the ball went. Variation: Add: Duck and cover your eyes saying: "OH
NO! I HIT SOMEONE!!"
Gondolier: Make a motion
as if polling a boat, singing out: "O, SOLE MIO"
Good Turn: Stand up and
Grand: Everyone is sitting
down in their chairs. All stomp their feet three times loudly, then
slap leg three times, then clap hands 3 times. Then stand up all together
and shout "Ra, Ra, Ra!"
Grand How Yell: HOW!
Grand Sneeze: "A-h-h-h
Chooooo! Three times, each time getting louder.
Grape: Hold one hand
out as if holding a bunch of grapes, with the other hand pick a grape,
chew it and spit out the pit.
Grape Juice: Every one
stomps around as if stomping grapes, then reach down with one hand dipping
with a glass and drinking it, saying, "AAAAAhhhhh."
Great Job: Have one half
of the audience say, "Great" and the other half say, "Going." Alternate
Guillotine: Pretend to
wind a crank pulling the blade up, tie it off, take an imaginary axe
and cut the rope. Knife your hand down like a blade, saying "Slooosh".
Then roll one over the other while saying "Thud, flop, flop, flop."
Variation: Insert persons name after getting applause on last flop and
say: "Haven't you got those heads of lettuce chopped yet.
Guppy: Suck in both sides
of your mouth and make a kissing noise three times.
Half a Hand: Hold up
one hand with the palm open, with the other hand, cover the open hand
so only half shows. Variation: Add a phrase such as you are handy to
Half a How Yell: HUH
Half a How and an UGH
Yell: HUH, UGH!!!
Hamburger: Make a hamburger
patty by clapping hands turning left hand on top, then left hand on
Hangman: Put your hand
behind your neck like you are holding a hangman's noose, then roll eyes
and stick out your tongue.
Handkerchief: Tell the
group that they are supposed to applaud as long as the handkerchief
you are about to throw in the air, when it hits the floor to stop applauding.
Variation: Catch the handkerchief instead of letting it drop. Vary the
applauding by using short throws, long throws, throwing to someone in
the audience etc.
Hay DD Straw: Divide
the group into two sections, tell one group that when you point to them
they are to yell, "HAY". Tell the other section they are to yell, "STRAW" !!! Vary the speed in which you point to the different groups. Variation:
When the leader yells hay or straw, the group responds with the opposite
Heart and Sole: Slap
heart and sole of shoe.
Helper: Group stands
and cheers, "Great job! Great JOB! GREAT JOB!" Getting louder each time.
Home Run: Simulate swinging
a bat, then shade your eyes with your hands and yell, "Thar she goes."
Hot Dog with Mustard:
Get your hot dog and put it in a bun. Pick up the mustard bottle and
squeeze some mustard on the hot dog, then take a big bite and say, "Yummmmm!"
How Yell: Raise arm to
fullest extent and yell: "HOW!"
How with a Northern Exposure
Yell: How, How, How, Brrrrr!
How with a Southern Exposure
Yell: How, How, How, You'all!
Howdy Yell: HOOOOW DDD
Howdy Pard: HOOOOW DDD
Indiana Jones: Swing
hand and arm back and then forward simulating the snapping of a whip.
Snakes, it would have to be snakes.
Indian: Stomp feet three
times, beat chest three times, 5 Indian yells with hand over mouth.
Invention Cheer: I've
made it, I've made it, I don't know what it is, but I've made it.
Javelin: Hold hand as
if close over a javelin, raise arm above shoulder and pretend to throw
the javelin forward, wait a couple of seconds and say "Thud".
Jaws(Shark) Cheer: Chomp,
Jaws (version 2): Hold
arms to cover face (Hands holding elbows) yell "AAAAAH, HELP!"
Jet Clap: Swish your
hand across the front of you like a jet and clap your hands twice, real
fast to simulate the sonic boom.
Jolly Green Giant Cheer:
HO, HO, HO!
Knight: Kneel and place
your right hand on your left shoulder, then on your right shoulder,
while saying -- I dub thee Sir Knight.
Liberty Bell Yell: Ding,
Ding, Ding, Dong! Let freedom ring!
Lightening: With one
hand draw a zig-zag in the air in front of you saying, "ZAP, ZAP, ZAP."
Lights in the Sky Yell:
Look up in the star to find the stars, then say, "Twinkle, Twinkle,
Livewire: Grab onto a
live electrical wire and shake the whole body.
Locomotive: Begin on
the he heels of your hands, slowly and together. Gradually increase
speed, working towards the finger tips and finally over the ends of
the fingers. The last part is raise your hand over your eyes as a gesture
of looking in the distance.
Louder and Louder (a
yell from one den or patrol to another):
"I like Cub (or Boy)
Scouts; yes, I do! I like Cub (or Boy) Scouts; how about you?" And point
to the group that is to respond in the same way.
Lumberjack: Pretend to
be chopping a tree then shout "Chop, Chop, Chop, TIMMMMBERRRR!"
Mad Doctor Cheer: Scalpel,
sponge, sponge, sponge, oops.
Mad Scientist: Pretend
to hold a test tube in one hand. Pour something into it; then something
else, then shout "Boooommm!"
Marilyn Monroe: (Sway
hips) "HIP, hip, hooray", "Hip, hip, hooray."
Match: Pretend to strike
a match on the seat of your pants, it lights on the second try. Look
at it burn, shake your hand and yell "YEEEEEEEEEEEE-OOOOOOOOO______OOW!"
Mexican Hat Dance: Put
hands on feet and stamp feet while turning around in a circle.
Milk Shake: Shake contents
in a shaker bottle, slurp the drink.
Model "T": Pretend to
honk your horn and say "Ooooga, Ooooga, Ooooga".
Moose Cheer: Place open
hands by ears to form antlers and call "OOOOO-AAA-OOOO."
Mosquito: With hand,
slap yourself on the neck, arms, legs, while saying "Oooo, Aaaah." This
can also be done by taking one finger and moving it around in the air
as a mosquito flying (making a buzzing sound at the same time), letting
it land on your arm, slapping at it, and then shaking off the dead mosquito.
Mother Cheer: Mother,
Mother, She's the one. If Mother can't do it, it can't be done.
Motorboat: Flutter your
hand in front of you while your tongue flutters.
Motorcycle: Lift up the
left foot and slam it down starting the engine with your hands pretending
to hold handlebars and saying "V-V-r-a-a-a-a-m-m-m-m."
Mountain Climbers: Pretend
climbing on mountain. A rock slips off. Put your had over your eyes,
look down and yell - Look OUT BELOW !
Mount Rushmore Cheer:
WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON, LINCOLN, ROOSEVELT !
Mount Saint Helen's Cheer:
Make fists out of both hands and put them together. Make the sound of
steam building "ssssSSSS", the sound builds; then when the mountain
erupts yell "POP as hands and arms extend over the head.
Nail Pounding: Start
the nail, drive it in and hit the thumb yelling, "OOO-UUU-CCC-HHH!"
A Nickel's Worth: Flip
your thumb as though flipping a coin, then catch it and slap it on the
back of your hand.
Olympics: Join hands,
raise them over head and shout, "Go for the Gold!"
Once Over: Circle hands,
at bottom of circle clap palm of one hand and back of the other hand
One How Yell: Yell the
word "HOW" loudly. Can be built up to more how's as needed.
OPEC (Oil Well) Yell: "CRUDE, CRUDE, CRUDE."
PTA Clap: Just plain
old clapping for those who lack any imagination.
yell together, "Clap your hands," then clap hands together two times.
Then yell "Stomp your feet," then stomp feet three times on the floor.
Then say, "PACK(TROOP) _____ can't be beat."
Pack/Troop Cheer: Razzle,
dazzle, never frazzle, not a thread but wool. All together, all together,
that's the way we pull.
Pancake: Pretend to be
holding a frying pan and a spatula in your hands. Pretend to put the
spatula under the pancake and flip the pancake into the air. Look into
the air as though watching the pancake flip in the air. Catch the pancake
with the spatula, and flip it on your hand making a loud "Clap."
Paper Bag: Make motions
to simulate opening a paper bag., forming neck, blowing it up and pop
it, saying "POP" loudly.
Party Cheer: Throw hands
in the air and say, "Confetti, Confetti, Confetti."
Pat on the Back: Everyone
pat the back of the left shoulder with their right hand.
Cheer: Draw right fist back to shoulder, then throw punch while yelling
Personal Cheer: Stomp
feet three times and shout personal name.
Pinata Cheer: Pretend
to hit pinata, say "Swoosh" (Miss), "Swoosh" (miss), "Swoosh" (hit)
Pinewood Derby: Start
with a hand up above the head and then with a crying motion swoop the
hand down saying, "Swish, Thud."
Pinky: Clap little fingers
Pirate: "Yo, ho, ho,
and a bottle of Sprite. Variation: Avast Ye land lubbers! Walk that
plank! Glub, Glub, Glub. Variation 2: "Hoist the Jolly Roger! We're
off to find the treasure! Yo Ho Ho !!
Pole Vault: Stand two
fingers of one hand on the other arm like legs. Have them run down the
arm to the wrist and then leap into the air, as the hand comes down,
Pony: Clap your hands
together, then slap your leg with each hand to simulate a pony trot.
Pony Express Yell: Have
everyone gallop in place and shout, "YIPPEEEEEEEEEE".
Popeye: 1st group yells: "Where's my spinach! Where's my spinach! 2nd group yells: "Toot, toot!
You're Popeye the sailor man! Here's your spinach! 1st group: "well,
blow me down, I love my spinach! Toot, toot!
President: Salute and
say: "Hail to the Chief."
Pump: Have everyone get
out their bucket, hang it on the end of their pump, back up a step or
two, then pretend to take hold of the pump handle and start to pump.
Do this for about ten pumps and say: "The bucket is full."
Race Car: Say "Varoooom" five times starting quietly and increasing in loudness each time while
shifting gears with right hand.
Rainstorm Cheer: To simulate
rain, have everyone pat one finger of the left hand and one finger of
the right hand. Gradually increase the intensity of the storm by increasing
the fingers hitting together. Decrease the number of fingers as the
Real Big Hand: Make a
fist with the thumb extended, put thumb to lips and pretend to blow,
open hand and extend fingers gradually with each puff. Hold up hand
when fully extended.
Relay: First person in
row claps next person's hand and so on down to the end of the row.
Reverse Applause: Move
hands away from each other.
Road Runner: Beep-Beep-Zoom."
Robot: Walk stiff legged
with arms in place saying in a monotone voice, "DOES NOT COMPUTE, DOES
Rooster: Placing your
thumbs in your armpits, wave the arms up and down while crowing.
Round of Applause: While
clapping hands, move them around in a circle in front of you.
Rudolph: Put thumbs to
your head with fingers up, forming antlers. Wrinkle your nose, saying.
Blink, Blink, Blink."
Salt and Pepper: Hold
both fists out in front of you and raise up the thumbs. Gradually increasing
the number of fingers hitting together. Decrease the number of fingers
as the storm passes.
Santa Claus: Reach out
and hold stomach saying loudly, "HO, HO, HO" three times. Variation:
Add: "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"
Santa Claus Chimney:
Pretend to be driving your sleigh, say: "Whoa!" (pulling up on the reins),
get out of the sleigh, pretend to climb into the chimney, begin to slide
down and struggle, say: "Wheeze, grunt, rattle, clank, oh, no," move
hands as if falling trying to grasp the sides of the chimney, then yell:
"Craaaasssshhhh and then put your finger to your mouth and say, "Shhhhhhh!"
Satellite: Put your right
hand over your head, making a circular motion with the right hand, opening
and closing the right fist, while saying "Gleep, Gleep, Gleep". Variation:
Begin with a countdown from 10, at zero, yell, "BLASTOFF! stretch arm
over head saying "Gleep, Gleep, Gleep" and turn around three times.
Saw: Pretend to get a
piece of lumber, measure it, pretend to draw a line, place pencil behind
the ear, pick up your pretend saw and begin to saw holding your lumber
with one hand and sawing with the other, while making your best sawing
Seal: Extend arms, cross
hands at the wrist and flap hands several times.
Seal of Approval: Put
your thumbs in your armpits, then move arms up and down like a seal
moving its flippers and say "Arf, Arf, Arf" several times. Variation:
Add: Pretend you are balancing a ball on the end of your nose.
Siesta Cheer: Remain
seated and pull an imaginary sombrero over face while snoring loudly.
Silent Yell: Raise both
fists to level with hand and shout without any sound while shaking both
fists. Or else have everyone stand in unison and open their mouths and
scream without making any sound.
Silent Smoke: Make a
fist with one hand, point the index finger, hold it close to the chest,
then with a circular motion, begin to slowly raise your arm, keeping
the finger extended until it is high over your head.
Six Shooter: Point finger
in the air and say "BANG" six times, then blow smoke from the end of
Skateboard: Stand up
and move top part of body from one side to the other as if trying to
keep balance and say, "Zoooommm."
Sky Rocket: Make a motion
of striking a match on your pants, lean over to light your rocket. Make
a "SH, SH, SH" sound, point from the floor to the sky as if you were
following it in flight with your finger. CLAP hands and say "BOOM" spread
arms wide and say "AH____AH____AH".
Sleigh: Say "Ding-a-ling" three times.
Stamp of Approval: Pound
the palm of your left hand rapidly with your right fist. For another
version, throw a handkerchief or cap in the air, have the boys stamp
their feet until the cap hits the floor.
Steamboat: Use both hands
to make large rotary motion as if they were paddle wheels. At the same
time say "Chug-achug-chug". Then reach up with the right hand and pull
down saying "Toot, Toot".
Super-scout: Faster then
a speeding bullet, more powerful then a locomotive, able to leap tall
buildings in a single bound. It's Super-scout!
Swimmer's Belly: Put
both hands out in front of you and slap your hands together once. Look
both ways and say, "Where's the water, where's the water."
Swine Yell: Suueeee,
Pig! Pig! Pig!
Sword: Pretend to have
a sword in your hand. Swing it across the body three times saying, "Swish,
Texas How: How! How!
Three Strikes: Turn head
to the side sharply while saying, "Strike!" Do these three times and
end with, "You're out!"
Tiger: Shout, "Grrrreat!
Thrust fist upward Tony Tiger style.
Tightrope Walker: Have
your arms out as if balancing on a tightrope. Lean to one side and say "Aaaiiiii" as you simulate falling.
Tonto: Leader says "Where
does Tonto take his trash?" The audience yells in reply, "To de dump,
to de dump, to de dump dump dump," to the rhythm of a running horse
in a sing-song manner while clapping hands on thighs. (Like Lone Ranger)
Tortilla: Slap both hands
together, alternating one hand and the other >from top to bottom.
On every fourth clap, shout, "OLE!"
Toucan Yell: Hold hands
in front of mouth, simulating a bird opening its beak, several times
while saying "TOUCAN, TOUCAN, TOUCAN! A CUB(SCOUT) CAN TOO!!!"
Train: Divide audience
into groups to make different train sounds, get faster and faster until
a bell rings.
Turkey Yell: Say "Gobble,
gobble,," then rub stomach saying "Yum, yum".
Turtle: Fold arms in
front of face with face hidden.
Two & One-half How's
or How How Ugh Yell: Yell "How, How, Ugh!!" (as this is done emphasize
each How with your fist in front of your body. On Ugh, yank your arms
back to the side of your body. Do it more rapidly and bit off each word
more quickly each time.
Two & One-half How's
(Tired): Instead of UGH, use a tired slow UUUUUUHHHHHH. For a variation,
try the contented HOW, giving a sigh instead of the UGH.
Two-Handed Saw: Everyone
pairs off into two's. Each pair sticks their hands out with their thumbs
up. Alternately grab each other's thumbs until all four hands are each
holding a thumb. Move arms and hands back and forth as if sawing.
Viking: Attack! Attack!
Attack! Retreat! Retreat! Retreat! Retreat!
Walk: Tramp, Tramp, Tramp.
Watermelon: Hold a piece
of watermelon in both hands, make the motions of taking several bites,
turn head and spit out the seeds.
Webelos Yell: Webelos
are great, they can't be beat! So let's give a yell, Webelos are swell!
Weight lifter: Attempt
to lift bar-bell and say "AAAaagh!" as you get the weight up above the
head, then drop it to the floor saying, "THUD!"
When I Do: The orders
are "When I bring my hands together, you do. When I do not, you must
not." Then go through several false motions to see if you can catch
the group napping.
Western How: Stamp feet
three times, slap knees three times, whip hand around head three times,
and yell "YIPPI-I-A."
Whip: Pretend to holding
a whip and make the motion of snapping it in the air while saying "YWAH,
Witch: Say in witchy
voice: "Heee, Heee, Heee."
Wolf: Wolf, wolf, wolf,
then give wolf howl.
Yodelers: Cup hands around
mouth saying, "Yodel, ley, lee, who."