Tiger Elective Adventure Requirements: Tiger Theater

This is a preview of the changes to the Cub Scout program which go into effect on June 1 2015. See the BSA Program Updates page for complete information.

Tiger Theater is one of the Tiger elective adventures.  For this adventure, Tigers and their adult partners learn about acting and theater, whether it be playing charades or putting on a simple play.

The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Tiger Cubs will receive a belt loop.

Requirements for the Tiger Theater Adventure

  1. With your den, discuss the following types of theater: puppet shows, reader’s theater, and pantomime.
  2. As a den, play a game of one-word charades with your adult partners.
  3. Make a puppet to show your den or display at a pack meeting.
  4. Perform a simple reader’s theater. Make a mask afterward to show what your character looks like.
  5. Watch a play or attend a story time at a library.
Get a printable checkoff list of these requirements for use with your den

One Response to Tiger Elective Adventure Requirements: Tiger Theater

  1. Heather March 21, 2016 at 7:37 AM #

    This is a requirement that a local arts center could probably help you with, but I found it easy to run on my own. Some of the dads were not excited about an artsy meeting, but the boys loved it. Strangely enough, this was the first meeting ever that was attended by all dad’s with me as the only mom.
    Here’s how I executed it:
    Requirement 3: We made paper bag puppets as our gathering activity (which I let run into our meeting time so they could finish). After our opening, they shared their puppets.
    Requirement 5: I knew they had seen a play at school the previous month so we talked about the play.
    Requirement 1: Then we briefly talked about puppets and pantomime. (We discussed readers theater when we got to that part of the meeting)
    Requirement 2: I had made cards for a game of charades. They could choose from 3 categories. Animals, sports and game, and jobs. Examples include shark, bird, golf, fishing, firefighter, teacher. Their parent helped them decide on their pantomime, then the boys took turns performing their pantomime.
    Requirement 4: Then we discussed readers theater. I had a few scripts I had adapted (so they were easy for a 1st grader to read) that I found online. We ended up using The Tortoise and the Hare, and The Mouse and the Lion. These seemed the perfect length. The parents were on hand to help and support their sons if they had difficulty reading any of the parts. Each group practiced their play twice and then performed it for the rest. Parents were on hand to fill extra roles in plays as needed. Then we made the masks.
    I had parents volunteer to bring supplies for the masks and puppets and I provided the charades game and play scripts.

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