| Miscellaneous Cheers
|A Nickel's Worth: Flip your thumb as though flipping a coin, then catch it and slap it on the back of your hand.
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.
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!"
Balloon Cheer: Pretending to blow a big balloon, you put your hands to your mouth and puff laboriously. You spread your hands slowly apart at each puff, then fling your arms out, yelling 'BANG'.
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!
Bear: Growl like a bear four times, turning halfway around each time.
Beaver: Cut a tree by tapping front teeth together, slap your tail by slapping a palm against your thigh, then yell, "TIMBER!"
Bee: Put arms straight out and pretend to fly, while going "Buzz-z-z-z, Buzz-z-z-z."
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 Thumb: Hold out a hand at arms length, make a fist with the thumb up. Variation: Add, "GREAT JOB!!"
Bird Watcher Cheer: Stand. Tuck hands under armpits, flap 3 times while doing the sound of your favorite bird.
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.
Boomalacka: Boomalacka, Boomalacka, Bow-wow-wow. Chingalacka, Chingalacka, Chow-chow-chow. Boomalcacka, Chingalacka, WOW ! WOW ! WOW !
Bouncing Ball: Using a golf ball (preferably) Have the group yell 'Pow' every time the ball hits the floor when dropped initially from an outstretched hand above the head, or thrown up.
Bouncing Ball: Using a golf ball (preferably) Have the group yell 'Pow' every time the ball hits the floor when dropped initially from an outstretched hand above the head, or thrown up.
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."
Bravo (For an excellent performance): The cheer leader says: "That deserves a Bravo ! We'll do this in a circle." He then proceeds to have one end of the circle start with the 'BRR' sound and proceeds to point around the circle while they do the 'AVOOOO' sound. The sound level should rise as more of the circle comes in.
Bravo (For an excellent performance): The cheer leader says: "That deserves a real cheer. Give me a 'B' (and the group responds with a resounding 'B'), give me an 'R', etc. When all letters have been called, "What have you got ?" (response to all: BRAVO !)
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.
Canned Laughter: Laugh when lid is removed from a can, and stop when lid is closed.
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: Ninety-nine 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!!!
Cheery: Pick a cheery, roll in your mouth, then spit the pit out with a loud "P-TUU."
Cheese Applause: Grate, grate, grate…
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.
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!!!
Columbus: Put hands up like you're holding a telescope and shout "Land Ho".
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 Cubs 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".
Cookie: Crumby, crumby, crumby...
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 Yell: MOOOOO!!! MOOOOO!!! MOOOOO!!!
Cow: Pretend to milk cow saying: "Squirt, squirt, squirt, moo."
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."
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!!!"
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 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.
Desert Yell: "Yucca, Yucca, Yucca !!"
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!!!
Doctor: Open mouth, stick out tongue, say Ahhhhhhhhh!
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!!!
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.
Firecracker: Strike a match on the leg, light the firecracker, make noise like fuse "sssss", then yell loudly "BANG!!"
Fireman Yell: Water, Water, Water! More, More, More !
Fireworks (For a good performance): One half of circle: Place the palm of your hand in front of your mouth and keep it moving in a circular motion while hissing.
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 Clap: Applaud by clicking the nails of the thumb and finger together.
Flea Flip: Flick your middle fingernail with your thumbnail.
Flintstone: Shake hands over the head and say, "Yabba-dabba-doo".
Flower Cheer: Imitating a flower growing, you rise up slowly, pausing part way. You look around, then quickly stand erect, yelling 'sprooooooong'.
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 !!"
For Goodness Sake (For a really corny skit): Cheer Leader: Give me an OFER ! Circle: OFER ! Cheer Leader: Give me an OFER ! Circle:
OFER ! Cheer Leader: Give me an OFER ! Circle: OFER ! Cheer leader: What have we got ?Circle: OH FER GOODNESS SAKE !
For the Birds (For a 'dumb' skit): Cheer Leader: That calls for a High Flying Cheer. Was it a ONE ? Circle: NO ! Cheer Leader: Was it a TWO ? Circle: NO ! Cheer Leader: Was it a THREE ? Circle: NO ! Cheer Leader: Was it a FOUR ? Circle: YES ! FOR THE BIRDS !
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 name 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."
Ghost Applause: Boo...
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.
Give a Big Hand: Hold up hand
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!!"
Good Heavens (For an unusual skit): The Cheer Leader says: "Let's give this something really GOOD. Repeat after me." Cheer Leader:
Good. Circle: Good. Cheer Leader: Good Circle: Good Cheer Leader: Good Heavens ! What next ?? Circle: Good Heavens ! What next ?
Good Turn Cheer: Stand up, trun around, and sit back down.
Good Turn: Stand up and turn around.
Grand How Yell: HOW! HOW! HOO-O-OO-OOW!
Grand Sneeze: "A-h-h-h Chooooo! Three times, each time getting louder.
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!"
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."
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.
GREAT (Tony the Tiger cheer): Leader starts quietly starting with GRRR and goes around circle to complete word.
Great Job: Have one half of the audience say, "Great" and the other half say, "Going." Alternate each side.
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 and an UGH Yell: HUH, UGH!!!
Half a How Yell: HUH !!!
Hamburger: Make a hamburger patty by clapping hands turning left hand on top, then left hand on the bottom.
Hand and Foot: Applaud with striking hand on foot.
Handkerchief Cheer: You throw a handkerchief into the air. While the handkerchief is in the air, everyone applauds and cheers. They must stop the moment it touches the ground. Vary lengths of cheer with high throws, low throws and no throws.
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.
Hankey approval: Drop hankey, applause only while hanky is in the air
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!"
Howdy Yell: HOOOOW DDD DEEEE!!!
Indian: Stomp feet three times, beat chest three times, 5 Indian yells with hand over mouth.
Indiana Jones: Swing hand and arm back and then forward simulating the snapping of a whip. Snakes, it would have to be snakes.
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 Cheer: Chomp, Chomp, Chomp.
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!
Ketchup Bottle: Slap back of other hand
Ketchup Cheer: Everyone makes a fist with their left hand and slaps the side of their fist with their right hand, as if trying to coax ketchup from a bottle. Six quick slaps and then the ketchup comes out in one big noised dolled: Slap-skip-slap-slap-skip-slap-balloons!
Knight: Kneel and place your right hand on your left shoulder, then on your right shoulder, while saying-I dub thee Sir Knight.
Leaky Tire Applause: HISS...
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
Lumberjack: Pretend to be chopping a tree then shout "Chop, Chop, Chop, TIMMMMBERRRR!"
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!"
Match Applause: Pretend to light a match on the seat of your pants, say Yeeoooooooww!!
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 "YEEEEEEEEEEEE-OOOOOOOOO______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: Rapidly slap face, neck, shoulders.
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.
Mosquito: Z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z. Trace flight of mosquito with finger. Clap hands once for the swat saying 'Gotcha'.
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-a-a-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!
Nail Pounding: Start the nail, drive it in and hit the thumb yelling, "OOO-UUU-CCC-HHH!"
Oil Refinery applause: Crude, crude, crude...
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.
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.
Personal Cheer: Stomp feet three times and shout personal name.
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!
Politician Applause: Pat your self on the back
Pony Express Yell: Have everyone gallop in place and shout, "YIPPEEEEEEEEEE".
Pony: Clap your hands together, then slap your leg with each hand to simulate a pony trot.
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!
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.
Rain Clap: Everyone starts by tapping their right thumbs on the palms of their left hands to represent the first few drops of rain. Then use two fingers, three fingers, four, five and the palms of hands. Increase volume of clapping from soft to loud. Then in reverse sequence back to thumbs on palms, as the rain passes.
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.
Rattlesnake Applause: Hisssssssssss...
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 Applause: Start at one side, have each row slap the hand of the person next to them, so on down the line.
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 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!"
Santa Claus: Reach out and hold stomach saying loudly, "HO, HO, HO" three times. Variation: Add: "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"
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 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.
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.
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.
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".
Skyrocket: In pantomime, the group following the yell leader, plant imaginary rockets in the ground, light a match (on seat of their pants) and apply it to the rocket fuse. As the rocket rises, the group begins to whistle (softly at first and then louder) and after a short pause, all shout BANG!
Sleigh: Say "Ding-a-ling" three times.
Slow Motion Applause: Cheer and applaud in slow motion.
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 Cubs 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".
Stomp and Slap: When you raise your right hand, everyone stomps feet rapidly. When you raise your left hand, everyone slaps thighs rapidly. When you raise both hands, everyone stomps and slaps.
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!
Supersonic: Silently wave arms, open mouth as if cheering... wait several moments, then yell loudly...
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."
The Lone Range Applause: Where does the Lone Ranger take his garbage? To de dump, to de dump, to de dump, dump, dump...
The Uncoordinated Applause: Clap hands, but miss completely.
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.
Timber Cheer: When you point to one half of the group, they yell, CHIP ! When you point to the other half, they yell, CHOP! Then alternate CHIP! CHOP! CHIP! CHOP! faster and faster, ending with a loud "TIMBER!"
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 & 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 & 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-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.
Watermelon: Take up watermelon in both hands, chomp up one way and spit out seeds, in a Bronx cheer. (For those of you who are purists, the proper terminology is a 'bi-labial fricative'.) Note: this cheer could be considered 'poor taste'.
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!"
Western How: Stamp feet three times, slap knees three times, whip hand around head three times, and yell "YIPPI-I-A."
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.
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."
Zig-a-mala: In this yell, the leader shouts ZIG-A-Mala three times, each time increasing the volume and each time the campers answer Z-E-E-E. After the third Z-E-E-E, the leader throws up his hands, and all shout together, WHA.
Ziggy: Ziggy, ziggy, hoy, hoy, hoy, Ziggy, ziggy, hoy, hoy, hoy
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