Cub Scout Archives: Showman Activity Badge


Webelos learn about music, theatre, and puppetry while working on the Showman activity badge. Find helps for this badge here.

Showman Requirements

Do this:

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

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

  1. Write a puppet play about one of your Webelos den activities or a subject of your choice.
  2. Make a set of puppets or marionettes for the play you have written or for another play.
  3. Build a simple stage for marionettes or puppets.
  4. Alone or with the help of others, put on a puppet show for your den or pack.
  5. 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.
  6. 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:

  1. Play four tunes on any band or orchestra instrument. Read these from music.
  2. Sing one song indoors and one song outdoors, either alone or with a group. Tell what you need to do differently when singing outdoors.
  3. Make a collection of three or more records, tapes, or music CDs. Tell what you like about each one.
  4. Tell what folk music is. Hum, sing, or play a folk tune on a musical instrument.
  5. Name three American composers. Name a famous work by each.
  6. Draw a staff. Draw on it a clef, sharp, flat, natural, note, and rest. Tell what each is used for.
  7. Show the difference between 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time by beating time or playing an instrument.
  8. 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:

  1. Give a monologue (a talk) on a patriotic, humorous, or holiday subject, or another subject of your choice.
  2. Attend a play. Describe the story. Tell what you liked about it.
  3. Read a play. Make a model stage setting for one of the acts.
  4. Write, put on, and take part in a one-act play.
  5. Make a list of stage directions. Tell what they mean.
  6. Describe a theater-in-the-round. What are its good and bad points?
  7. Explain the difference between a grand opera and a light opera. Explain the difference between a musical and a play.
  8. Read about William Shakespeare. Draw a picture of his Globe Theater.

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