So, our Cub Scout pack leaders voluntold* me I’m in charge of a skit for our yearly banquet. The theme is Cowboys/Wild West.
*Voluntold: past tense of voluntell, verb. “To inform someone they will volunteer.”
Last year (a space theme), I re-wrote the lyrics to The Bare Necessities (The Space Necessities) and apparently they liked it. A lot.
Sorry, we didn’t make a video of The Space Necessities.
First song that came to mind? The one in all the movies….”I wanna be a COW-boy, Bayyyy-bee!” sung by the infamous Kid Rock. Catchy tune. The only lyrics I ever caught were
because I wanna be a
With the top let back and the sunshine shining
and I thought that could be cool.
Then I went here and read the lyrics. ALL of them. I don’t recommend this.
“Cowboy” is not, shall we say…Cub Scout friendly.
Needing a new idea, I ran through a bunch of old-time cowboy songs and found Git Along, Little Dogies, sung here by consummate cowboy Roy Rogers.
“Dogie” is what the cowboys called calves, per Urban Dictionary.
Here’s the skit:
Four Cub Scouts stand, taping pieces of brown paper (shaped like puppy ears) to their hats.
Cub 1 to Cub 2: “Nice hat.”
Cub 2 to Cub 3: “I like your neckerchief.”
Cub 3 to Cub 4: “Cool shoes.”
Cub 4 to Cub 1: “It’s great to see you.”
Cub Leader, walking in: “Hey, guys. I thought I asked you to come up with a skit based on a cowboy song!”
All Cubs: “We did! We chose, ‘Get Along, Little Doggies!'”
Yes, I know.
But they’re eight years old. They think it’s very funny.
And if any boys look up the lyrics to “Get Along Little Doggies,” there is ZERO chance I will field angry calls from parents.
I call it a win.