RATIONALE FOR ADVENTURE

Listen! There is noise all around you. What changes noise into music? What is the difference? In this adventure, Webelos Scouts will discover ways to make and play music that sounds good to them.

TAKEAWAYS FOR CUB SCOUTS

  • Simple, inexpensive musical instruments are fun to make and play.
  • Creating music is one way to share feelings and express ideas.
  • A Scout is courteous. [Webelos Character Compass]

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS (Webelos Handbook, page 474)

  1. Do a or b:
    a. Attend a live musical performance.
    b. Visit a facility that uses a sound mixer, and learn how it is used.
  2. Do two of the following:
    a. Make a musical instrument. Play it for your family, den, or pack.
    b. Form a “band” with your den. Each member creates his own homemade musical instrument. Perform for your pack at a pack meeting.
    c. Play two tunes on any band or orchestra instrument.
  3. Do two of the following:
    a. Teach your den the words and melody of a song. Perform the song with your den at your den or pack meeting.
    b. Create original words for a song. Perform it at your den or pack meeting.
    c. Collaborate with your den to compose a den theme song. Perform it at your pack meeting.
    d. Write a song with words and music that expresses your feelings about an issue, a person, something you are learning, a point of the Scout Law, etc. Perform it at your den or pack meeting, alone or with a group.
    e. Perform a musical number by yourself or with your Webelos den in front of an audience.

NOTES TO DEN LEADER

Meeting 1 is a den outing to a live musical performance (requirement 1a) OR a facility that uses a sound mixer (requirement 1b). If you choose the first option, check your community, university, and local school calendars for upcoming performances. In advance of the outing, the leader will need to make arrangements with the outing location and confirm the outing plan with families, including transportation and any additional items they need to bring. Make sure a tour and activity plan has been submitted, if required, and activity consent forms are distributed, signed, and collected.

You may also ask families if they participate in private music recitals that are open to the public. Check the Family Talent Survey Sheet to see if any parents or family members are local musicians and could be invited to perform for your den.

See the Appendix for optional den meeting activities, including openings, gatherings, and closings.

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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