Showman Activity BadgeEverybody loves to see a show. And it’s fun to be on stage. Behind the scenes are people who enjoyed creating the script, songs, and scenery.

For requirement 1 of the Showman activity badge, you’ll choose six activities from puppetry, music, or drama. Then later you’ll do one additional activity in each of these areas, for a total of nine activities.

For puppetry, you might decide to write a play for puppets, make the puppets, and put on the play.

For music, you can learn a folk song, play a musical instrument, or tell about music you like.

For drama, you can be an actor in a play for your den. Or you can attend a play or read one.

You have a lot of choices! On with the show!


Do this:

1. Complete six activities of your choice; these can be from any area (puppetry, music, and or drama).

Webelos den leader or activity badge counselor: Be sure to sign approval both here and for each of the activities below that are completed to fulfill requirement 1.


And do one of these not already done for requirement 1:

2. Write a puppet play about one of your Webelos den activities or a subject of your choice.

3. Make a set of puppets or marionettes for the play you have written or for another play.

4. Build a simple stage for marionettes or puppets.

5. Alone or with the help of others, put on a puppet show for your den or pack.

6. Make a set of four paper bag puppets for a singing group. With the help of three other den members, sing a song with the puppets as the performers.

7. There are sock, stick, and finger puppets. There are paper bag puppets and marionettes. Explain their differences and show any puppets you have made for this badge.


And do one of these not already done for requirement 1:

8. Play four tunes on any band or orchestra instrument. Read these from music.

9. Sing one song indoors and one song outdoors, either alone or with a group. Tell what you need to do differently when singing outdoors.

10. Make a collection of three or more records, tapes, or music CDs. Tell what you like about each one.

11. Tell what folk music is. Hum, sing, or play a folk tune on a musical instrument.

12. Name three American composers. Name a famous work by each.

13. Draw a staff. Draw on it a clef, a sharp, flat, natural, note, and rest. Tell what each is used for.

14. Show the difference between 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time by beating time or playing an instrument.

15. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Music.


And do one of these not already done for requirement 1:

16. Give a monologue (a talk) on a patriotic, humorous, or holiday subject or another subject of your choice.

17. Attend a play. Describe the story. Tell what you liked about it.

18. Read a play. Make a model stage setting for one of the acts.

19. Write, put on, and take part in a one-act play.

20. Make a list of stage directions. Tell what they mean.

21. Describe a theater-in-the-round. What are its good and bad points?

22. Explain the difference between grand opera and light opera. Explain the difference between a musical and a play.

23. Read about William Shakespeare. Draw a picture of his Globe Theater.

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