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.
The Cheers, 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 other.
America: A-M-E-R-I-C-A, 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, 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, Pump, 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 say "pffft."
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 shouting "OLE!"
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 replaced.
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: Ninetynine 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 big clap.
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!!! 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!
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 above.
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, 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 parts together.
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, 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 yelling, "Sproooooong!"
Flute: Pretend to be playing the flute and give two big toots.
Foil Dinner: "RAW, 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 the cherry.
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 same 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 TREE!"
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 turn around.
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! HOW! HOO-O-OO-OOW!
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 each side.
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 have around.
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 the bottom.
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 word.
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 DEEEE!!!
Howdy Pard: HOOOOW DDD DEEE PARRRD!!!!
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, Chomp, 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, 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, TIMBERRR!"
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 "YEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOO______ 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-aa-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 together.
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.
Pack/Troop: Everyone 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.
Pennsylvania University Cheer: Draw right fist back to shoulder, then throw punch while yelling P U.
Personal Cheer: Stomp feet three times and shout personal name.
Pinata Cheer: Pretend to hit pinata, say "Swoosh" (Miss), "Swoosh" (miss), "Swoosh" (hit) "HOORAY."
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 together.
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, CLAP!
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 storm passes.
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 NOT COMPUTE!"
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 impression.
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 the gun.
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, Swish, Swish."
Texas How: How! How! Howdy pardner!
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 and 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 and 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, YWAH, 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."
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
Amateur Electrician: Fix light switch then turn on light and get shocked. Say: "Buzz-z-z-z," while shaking arm.
Electricity: Place both index fingers together and say "ZIP ZAP ZOP!"
Light Bulb: Pretend like screwing in light bulb, saying, "Bright, bright, bright."
Livewire: Grab onto a live electrical wire and shake the whole body, while saying “ZZZZZZZ”.
Locomotive: Begin by slapping your left arm slowly with your right hand. Gradually increase the speed, working down over the left palm to the end of the fingers. Then place your right hand over your eyes as if peering into the distance. Imitate a train whistle, -Whoo-whoo, whoo".
Mad Scientist: Pretend to hold up a test tube in one hand. Pour something into it, then add something else, then yell "KAB00000000M!!"
Sonic Boom: Open mouth and clap hands silently, wait a couple of seconds and yell “BOOM”!
Tightrope: Have your arms out pretending to balance yourself on a tightrope. Lean to one side and go "AHHHHH" as you simulate falling.