The Psychic Skit
This is more of a parlor trick that takes two to perform.
One scout tells the group that his buddy is a Psychic - he can tell what the group is thinking of.
To prove it, have the psychic leave the room.
Have the group then select an object - any object in the room.
Have the psychic rejoin the group.
The first scout then asks the psychic what the group is thinking of:
- Is it Bob's neckerchief? - No
- Is it Charlie's black shoes? - No
- Is it Paul's gold watch? - Yes!
Secret: The object the scout asks the psychic about just before the real object is always black. You don't always have to say the color because the "psychic" can tell by looking. So, once the scout asks about a black object, he knows the next object is the correct one.