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The Lighthouse


A flashlight , four people, story teller, volunteers pulled out of the audience


the four people are told that they are part of a crumbling lighthouse.. old and falling down. The Story teller tells the story of the waves beating against the shores ( be creative and add to the story) The four people are back to back in a square and pass the flashlight around the outside of the square to the story tellers instructions.


As the story teller tells of the beautiful shores and the waves beating one day one side of the lighthouse gives way and collapses… the story teller can do this by stoping the flashlight or pointing at one of the sides. (the side can fall over forward )

I need help from you to fix the light house… the story teller would get a person from the crowd and place them head first on all fours into the square under the one light house side legs that had collapsed (this means that their rear end is exposed to the crowd).

This goes on with story in between each time until all four sides of the light house have been collapsed and repaired. Then the story teller would finish by saying how strong the newly repaired lighthouse was and (elaborate etc) and the punch line is that the story teller says ” and on a clear and beautiful evening all you can hear is the waves beating against its shores) — all of the light house people reach down and paddywack the bottoms of the unsuspecting support people underneath their legs.(not too hard just enough to hear a wave effect.)

Have fun… Scouter Laura 1st Meadowvale W Thunderbird Troop Mississauga Ontario, Canada

Mike Harmer

I created this website back in 1996, and have slowly added content to it over the years. Some resources have been contributed by viewers and other people who love the outdoors.

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