BSA retired this adventure on May 31, 2022. This information remains here for historical purposes.
Bear Cub Scouts learn about musical instruments from around the world while working on the A World of Sound adventure. They make a mbira, a sistrum, and a rain stick .
Requirements for the Bear A World of Sound Adventure
Complete all of the following. Note: BSA is retiring this adventure on May 31, 2022.
- Make an mbira
- Make a sistrum.
- Make a rain stick
A mbira is a “thumb piano” of African origin. Music is made by plucking metal tines. Make a Mbira from Bobby Pins shows how to make a mbira from bobby pins, craft sticks, and thumbtacks.
This article gives step-by-step instructions to make a rainstick from common household materials. A rainstick is an instrument which sounds like rain when you turn it.
This tutorial shows how to make a simple sistrum from a forked stick from a tree, some craft wire, and buttons or beads.