Scouts aren’t immune to Harlem Shake

You knew it was bound to happen.

The Harlem Shake, the Internet meme that came from nowhere last month and is now impossible to avoid, has caught the eye of more than a few Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs.

Scouts from Salt Lake City, Puerto Rico, and several places in between have created their own versions of the viral video, which starts with one person dancing alone for 15 seconds before a quick cut to a chaotic group dance lasting another 15 seconds.

Most of the Scouts’ videos I found were tasteful and fun and they show Scouts doing what Scouts do — laughing, bonding, and acting crazy. One video starred the staff of a summer youth leadership course in Utah, and at the end included a message for Scouts to register for the event. Smart marketing!

Check out five Boy Scout versions (and one Cub Scout version) of the Harlem Shake:

Troop 12, New Paris, Ind.

Coup Trail Staff, Great Salt Lake Council

Troop 212, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico

Troop 175, Simsbury, Conn.

Troop 52

Pack 568

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