Rationale for Adventure
Children love to pretend. They start at a young age by imitating what is around them. By the time they reach school age, they are ready for the next step: creating their own adventures to share. Theater provides an avenue to learn about public presentations and builds confidence in public speaking. Encouraging Tigers to perform helps them to become strong speakers and leaders, both in Scouting and in their daily lives.
Takeaways for Cub Scouts
- Increased confidence
- Developing imagination
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Observation skills
- Ability to work with others
- A Scout is brave. [Tiger Character Compass]
Adventure Requirements (Tiger Handbook, page 264)
- With your den, discuss the following types of theater: puppet shows, reader’s theater, and pantomime.
- As a den, play a game of one-word charades with your adult partners.
- Make a puppet to show your den or display at a pack meeting.
- Perform a simple reader’s theater. Make a mask afterward to show what your character looks like.
- Watch a play or attend a story time at a library.