Part 12 – Self Expression


Complete any TWO of the following
Performing Arts
Perform a magic trick, juggling, or a puppet show alone, or with the help of one or two other Cub Scouts. See below under Music for ideas.

Visual Arts
Produce a series of preliminary sketches and a finished piece of work ready for display. This is one they will have to prepare at home.


Creative Writing
Write a piece, which you contribute, to a group or local newsletter. Encourage the cubs to submit an item to your group newsletter, covering a recent activity etc, or maybe even submit it to your school or local paper.


Sing a song, which includes verses and chorus
OR - play a musical instrument for your pack
At a higher standard than that demonstrated for your Bronze and Silver Boomerangs.
The Performing Arts and Music sections can be addressed by running a talent-quest along the lines of shows like Australian Idol. Give the cubs a month’s notice, and have heats over a few weeks. At the end of the term, run the finals and invite Parents etc (or the Joeys?) to watch. Create & provide certificates of participation if you are able to, as the cubs usually enjoy having a momento like that. Alternatively, have someone video all the performances and make a DVD of them all for each cub to have a copy (you will need to sort out any “filming rights” within your group if you decide to use this option, and any child protection concerns). Care will have to be taken to ensure the Gold level Cubs make a suitable effort if using this program.



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