Chief Red Jacket Story
This Story is meant for Cub Scouts.
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger scouts or not.
This is an interactive audience story.
Depending on the size of your group, have each person memorize the actions for a part or have a group memorize the actions.
When the storyteller says the Capitalized word and pauses, the group does the action.
COWBOY: raises right fist and shouts "Yippee!"
HORSE: clap hands on knees and say "Neigh!"
CHIEF RED JACKET: says "Yip-yip!" and puts hand over brow, looking around.
MULE: "Hee Haw!"
RATTLESNAKE: "Rattle, Rattle!"
TIMBER WOLF: "Aaaw-woooooo!"
SHERIFF: "Bang! Bang! Bang!"
DEPUTY SHERIFF: "He went that away!" while pointing someplace
Once upon a time, there was a COWBOY who went out on the Mojave Desert riding his HORSE.
Far off in the distance he could hear a TIMBER WOLF. The COWBOY made camp and went fast asleep, after making sure his HORSE was secure.
Now, creeping along through the desert came CHIEF RED JACKET and his MULE. He was being pursued by the SHERIFF and the DEPUTY SHERIFF.
In his pocket, CHIEF RED JACKET had a trained RATTLESNAKE whose name was Emma. The RATTLESNAKE, Emma, was trained to creep up and bite the COWBOY and his HORSE.
While CHIEF RED JACKET crept up, the HORSE was afraid, the TIMBER WOLF howled, the COWBOY snored and the MULE was eating cactus.
In the meantime, the SHERIFF and the DEPUTY SHERIFF were almost ready to capture CHIEF RED JACKET.
Just as Emma, the RATTLESNAKE, was about to bite the COWBOY and his HORSE, the SHERIFF and the DEPUTY SHERIFF sprang their trap. "Halt!" shouted the SHERIFF.
The COWBOY woke up and mounted his HORSE. This frightened the TIMBER WOLF and also Emma, the RATTLESNAKE.
Away went old CHIEF RED JACKET on his faithful MULE, and away in pursuit went the SHERIFF and the DEPUTY SHERIFF, the COWBOY and his HORSE.
But old CHIEF RED JACKET led them into a blind canyon, so that was the last time anybody ever saw the COWBOY; his HORSE; Emma, the RATTLESNAKE; the TIMBER WOLF; the MULE; the SHERIFF; and the DEPUTY SHERIFF.
Thatís all folks!