Cub Scout Arts
As noted in Scouters' Tip - PAB, existing inventory for Artist Badge should be used before new designs are used. The ScoutShop may not have new Canadian Path based badges until the 2011 program change versions are used. Being wise in the use of your Group's inventory is also recommended
From the Scouter Manual:
Cub Scout Arts
Objective: I will explore what it means to enjoy and contribute to the arts.
When planning your adventure, think about including:
- an adventure in which you try an artistic tool, material or style which you haven’t tried before
- an adventure in which you go to a professional artistic presentation (gallery, concert, play, screening, reading, etc.).
Here are some ideas to help you start creating your own adventures
Note: some of these ideas might be made into more than one adventure.
- What are your favourite kinds of books: informational, fiction, fantasy, science fiction, graphic novels, picture books, poetry? Try writing and/or illustrating your own.
- Have you ever been to the ballet, the opera, the symphony, a live concert, a musical or theatrical production? Pick one you’ve never attended and arrange to go.
- What kind of art fascinates you? Sculpture, pottery, oil painting, water colour, acrylics, woodcarving.... Look for historic examples of the art form you have chosen to explore, such as cave paintings or pottery dug up in archaeological digs. Learn as much as you can about the art form and then give it a try.
- Create an album of photos taken at a Cub Scout adventure (with the permission of those involved.) Add captions and stories. If possible, photocopy the book and present one to each youth and Scouter who attended.
- Try some recycled art. Use items from your recycling bin to create a sculpture to display, or cut up old greeting cards to create a collage or to make new cards or turn old newspapers into papier mache. What can you re-use in your home?
- Do you play a musical instrument? If so, what would you like to do to improve your skills? If not, learn to play a simple song on an instrument that interests you.
- Design greeting cards for your Cub Pack to use: a birthday card, a thank-you card, a get-well card and more.
- Draw five or more pictures, using a different kind of tool or material for each drawing. Try a pencil on one, pencil crayons on the next, felt pens on another, pastels or wax crayons or paint on another. Which is your favourite to use?
- Visit an art gallery. What do you find that appeals to you? Create a piece of art that reflects the influence of the art you encountered on your visit to the gallery.
- Have someone teach you how to carve a willow whistle. Or learn to do some whittling on deadfall branches. Put to use what you have learned about knife safety.
- Create a play that tells the story from The Jungle Book or learn to tell the story in your own words and share it with your Lair/Pack.
- Try your hand at pottery or moulding with clay.
- Weaving, rug-hooking, knitting, crocheting, sewing on buttons - pick a handicraft you’d love to learn and find someone to help you create a simple item.
- Design a new crest for your Cub Pack or Lair.
- Dance up a storm! Learn to waltz or polka, or create your own dance steps.
- Host an art show for your Pack or your Group. Invite other Cubs and/or youth from other Sections to submit art. Set up the display, advertise, etc. Invite other Sections and parents to come.
Need some more ideas?
Look at the Trail Cards for Monkey City' (Creative
Expression). Pick an adventure you’d like to try on your own.