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Bear A World of Sound Adventure: Retired

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.

  1. Make an mbira
  2. Make a sistrum.
  3. Make a rain stick


Make a Mbira from Bobby Pins

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.

How to Make a Simple Rainstick

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.

Make a Sistrum

This tutorial shows how to make a simple sistrum from a forked stick from a tree, some craft wire, and buttons or beads.


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