Boot Camp Buddies - Love

  • Cast Number: 6
  • Run-time: 8 minutes
  • Bible Reference: John 13:35

First in a five part drama with a military boot camp theme, excellent for VBS.
Camp Follow-You is underway and everything had better be just right! . . Except that there is a new recruit named Chester Romeo Hunkalunk from Goose Feathers, Iowa who is, well, different.
In this first segment we find out how this . . group . . will show their love and support for each other. (John 13:35)
In the second segment we find the importance of trust. (Proverbs 3:5)
In the third segment we learn of the place, and the power, of prayer. (James 5:16)
In the fourth segment we find out the importance of obeying. (John 14:15)
In the final (fifth) segment the soldiers recap what they have learned.
Each segment has a “marching” song written to the theme.

Cast: 6 (could be male or female)
Hunkalunk, male recruit (a Gomer Pyle type person)
Adams, female recruit
Michaels, female, recruit
Sarge, male, blustery officer
Lieutenant, female, from headquarters
Captain, m or f, from headquarters

Sound: song “Follow Him” arranged and recorded by DramaShareDramaShare members will find this song file in “Script Songs” at the “TECHNICAL HELP” link.
NOTE that there are three music files from which to choose, the standard file which will work in most cases, a file with a longer introduction, and also a file “Marching Music” which can be used as interlude or background music.

Costumes: could be military uniforms for all except Hunkalunk

Sample of script:

Day 1 – John 13:35, love
This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.

Michaels wanders on stage at parade grounds area, looks around, boredAdams comes on stage, sees Michaels, walks over

Adams: Hey there, you look lost, are you new here at Camp Follow-You too?

Michaels: For sure am! Name is Toni Michaels . . . sorry I should say . . Private Michaels.

Adams: Private Adams here!

Michaels: I am so excited about being here at boot camp!

Adams: Me too, I’ve been wanting to go to Camp Follow-You like . . forever!

Hunkalunk wanders on stage, wearing beach clothes, no shoes, other actors watch and wonder

Michaels: Uhhh, can we help you?

Hunkalunk: Came out to be part of this here Camp Follow-You thingie.

Michaels: “Camp Follow-You thingie”?

Hunkalunk: Yeppers! . . And like what’s you guy’s’s names?

Adams, proudly: I am . . Private . . .

Hunkalunk: Oh sorry, didn’t realize it was a secret . . (to Michaels) . . And your name is . . . ?

Michaels, proudly: I am . . Private . . .

Hunkalunk: Well I’ll be dogged . . first day at Camp Follow-You and I run into the secret service fellas first thing off the bat!

Michaels: No, you don’t understand, we are . . . private . .

Hunkalunk: Say no more, my lips are sealed is what . . An outright pleasure to make the acquaintance of two of our finest undercover officers, for sure!

Sarge comes on stage, sees the others

Sarge: Hattenchun!

Michaels and Adams snap to attention, Hunkalunk moves to Sarge, slaps him on the back

Hunkalunk: Hey there good buddy, how’s the world treatin’ you today?

Sarge, angry: I beg your pardon, how dare you? . . I am . .

Hunkalunk: You new here too? I came in on the 8:20 bus from Goose Feathers, Iowa, been wanderin’ around the camp . . stick with me, I can show you around.

Sarge, furious: Soldier I will have you court marshalled, I will . .

Hunkalunk: Oh don’t be goin’ on like that, no need to thank me . . . But I best give you a heads up, (points to Michaels and Adams), these two, best leave them be. .

Sarge, (to the other two): What’s your names? . .

Hunkalunk moves to Sarge, puts his hand over Sarge’s mouth to silence him, whispers to Sarge

Hunkalunk: Shhhhhhhhh! . . .That there is like . . private . . . My guess is these two are like secret service fellas, just best leave them alone is my advice. . . Don’t want you to get yourself in trouble, what this bein’ your first day at Camp Follow-You and all.

Sarge, angry: Get your hands off me soldier or you will be begging to peel potatoes in the kitchen!

Hunkalunk: Anytime you needs taters peeled you just call on old Chester Romeo Hunkalunk, (puts arm around Sarge’s shoulder), I’d for sure be pleased to help out!

Sarge, furious: I will have you know I am the sergeant of this here platoon and . .

Hunkalunk: Don’t you be puttin’ yourself down fella, why just like my mom told me before I left Goose Feathers, Iowa, she said, “Boy . . .” . . she always calls me boy on account of all the others in my family are girls . . except for my two hound dogs, they are boys too and . . .

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