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MENTAL SKILLS GROUP

Do the requirements for only ONE of the following: PUPPETRY, MUSIC, OR DRAMA

PUPPETRY REQUIREMENTS

DO FOUR OF THESE:
  1. Write a puppet play about one of your Webelos den activities.
  2. Make a set of fist puppets pr marionettes for the play you have written.
  3. Build a simple stage for fist puppets, shadow puppets, or marionettes.
  4. Alone or with the help of others, put on a show for your den or pack.
  5. Make a set of paper bag puppets for a barbershop quartet. With the help of three others, harmonize.
  6. There are fist, shadow, and finger puppets. There are paper bag puppets, stick puppets, and marionettes. Show their differences using ones you have made.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS

DO FOUR OF THESE:
  1. Play four tunes on any band or orchestra instrument. Read these from music.
  2. Sing two songs alone or with a group.
  3. Make a collection of three or more records. 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 the most famous work of each.
  6. Draw a staff. Draw on it a clef, sharp, flat, natural, note, and rest. Tell what each is used for.
  7. Show by beating or playing the difference between 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time.

DRAMA REQUIREMENTS

DO FOUR OF THESE:
  1. Give a monologue on a patriotic, humorous, or holiday subject.
  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. Tell the difference between an opera and a light opera. Tell how a musical and a dramatic play are different.
  8. Read a story about Shakespeare. Draw a picture of his theater.
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