Maestro!

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a Webelos and Arrow of Light Elective Adventure

The Webelos Den Leader guide says, “Listen!  There is noise all around you.  What changes noise into music?  What is the difference?  In this adventure, Webelos Scouts will discover ways to make and play music that sounds good to them.”

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

Requirements:

Complete Requirements 1 and 2.

  1. Do a or b:
    a. Attend a live musical performance.
    b. Visit a facility that uses a sound mixer, and learn how it is used.
  2. Do two of the following:
    a. Make a musical instrument. Play it for your family, den, or pack.
    b. Form a “band” with your den. Each member creates his own homemade musical instrument. Perform for your pack at a pack meeting.
    c. Play two tunes on any band or orchestra instrument.
    d. Teach your den the words and melody of a song. Perform the song with your den at your den or pack meeting.
    e. Create original words for a song. Perform it at your den or pack meeting.
    f. Collaborate with your den to compose a den theme song. Perform it at your pack meeting.
    g. Write a song with words and music that expresses your feelings about an issue, a person, something you are learning, a point of the Scout Law, etc. Perform it at your den or pack meeting, alone or with a group.
    h. Perform a musical number by yourself or with your Webelos den in front of an audience.

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