Jan Mussler (mussler@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 07:52:33 -0600
I've been thinking about somw ways to approach the Showman Activity Pin
ever since my third grade Bears put on an outstanding production of "The
Unsinkable Molly Brown" last night at the school. I realized that my den
is quite talented in regards to drama - that the overexuberance displayed
at times is theire way of feeding this natural acting talent that they
have. So.. with my previous Webelos den we did quite an elaborate puppet
play to make the requirements. For my upcoming Webelos group, I think
that a one act play or excerpt from a musical would not be beyond their
talent. Just to brag a little, 3 of my 9 Bears shared the role of J.J.
Brown (we had 4 J.J.'s and 4 Molly's), one was the butler, one Christmas
Morgan, one sang a solo, one was a Count and two danced a number. My son
worked on the Titanic which sank it all it's glory!
So - can the list help me find some resources to help this group? Where
can I find some great one act plays or copies of musicals which I can
peruse for appropriate material we can adapt? I remember Mr. Roberts as
being all male, but don't recall much of the script or songs, if there
were any. Did Music Man in high school and could perhaps do the Wells
Fargo Wagon scene. Web sites are great.
Since doing the puppet play well took lots of time, I assume this will
also. What other Activitiy Pin work can I pull in? I could see using the
Engineer block and tackle approach to a curtain. What about wiring
Footlights or something. Scenery could qualify as art. Does anyone know
what the base material for a "flat"is? Is it just muslin, then painted?
Or wall paper? Any and all ideas to help this work towards advancement
BTW, our children's library has poor resources in the way of plays. Names
of books I might purchase would be great.
Jan Mussler, Webelos Den Leader, Pack 170
Nederland, CO - Long's Peak Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City