While this list is not exhaustive, think about why someone might find these elements offensive.
No put-downs, horrible nicknames, or behavior that is hazing.
No nudity references
No references to undergarments, nudity, or bodily functions. This includes underwear, references to gas or farting, or bathroom humor.
No cross-gender impersonation
Cross-gender impersonation often includes heavily stereotyped behavior.
No derogatory references
This includes stereotyping of ethnic or cultural backgrounds, economic situations, or disabilities.
No sensitive social issues
Alcohol, drugs, gangs, suicide, and other touchy social issues should be avoided.
No wasting of food
If a viewer does not have adequate food, the wasting of food during a skit could be very stressful.
No exclusionary inside jokes
If a joke is about a situation that everybody at the campfire has experienced (such as summer camp activities), that's fine. It's jokes that include only part of the audience that should be avoided—nobody wants to feel left out.
This includes anyone from the audience or the staff, even if they are in the know and agree. (No more "Two Suckers on a Stick.")
No violent behavior
No "beating" another person in the skit or pointing imaginary guns at them. Some scouts may come from violent backgrounds.
No sexual overtones
Sexual overtones are not Scout-appropriate.
No water skits
No one gets wet, including staff.