Beat of the Drum

Bear Beat of the DrumBeat of the Drum,
a Bear Elective Adventure

The Bear Den Leader guide says, “In this adventure, Bears will learn about another culture and how it might relate to them.  They will have the opportunity to learn about American Indians and their customs, including crafts, ceremonies, music, and dance.  They will also learn the importance of living the Scout Oath and Scout Law.”

Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!


Complete requirement 1 and two others from requirements 2-4.

  1.  Learn about the history and culture of American Indians or other indigenous people who lived in your area long ago.
  2. Create a legend by building a diorama, writing a story, or presenting a skit.
  3. Complete one of the following:
    A. Make a dream catcher.
    B. Make a craft similar to one made by American Indians or indigenous people.
    C. Make a drum. Once your drum is complete, create a ceremonial song.
  4. Complete one of the following:
    A. Visit an Order of the Arrow dance ceremony.
    B. Visit an American Indian event or an event presented by other indigenous people.
    C. Learn and demonstrate ceremonial dance steps.
    D. Create a ceremonial dance.

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