RATIONALE FOR ADVENTURE

Every culture has its own unique instruments. In this adventure, Scouts will “visit” three different parts of the world and explore some of their musical sounds. Boys will get the chance to make their own versions of three instruments from those places and take them home to share with their family.

TAKEAWAYS FOR CUB SCOUTS

  • A basic understanding of world musical culture
  • Cooperation and sharing while making instruments
  • Creativity
  • Deductive reasoning when it comes to sound
  • Respect for other countries

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Make an mbira.
  2. Make a sistrum.
  3. Make a rain stick.

 

NOTES TO DEN LEADER

In this adventure, you and your den will be able to experience something every culture has in common—music! Your Bear den will be able to explore three different instruments made from easily found and recycled materials. It might be good to download audio samples online in advance of each meeting so Scouts can hear what each instrument sounds like. A great time to share your instruments would be at a pack meeting. Let’s get ready to shake, rattle, and dance our way to the continent of Africa and the countries of Egypt and Chile!

MeetingPlans

To get you started in delivering fun and engaging meetings, complete Den Meeting Plans are available here on the Learning Library for the Backyard Jungle and Games Tigers Play adventures. To obtain Den Meeting Plans for all other adventures, Den Leader Guides are available at your local Scout Shop, online at scoutstuff.org, or as an eBook through Amazon.

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