TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Theater Merit Badge

 

Theater

 

 

Requirements

  1. See or read three full-length plays or scripts. These can be from the stage, movies, television, or video. Write a review of each. Comment on the story, acting, and staging.
  2. Write a one-act play that will take at least eight minutes to perform. The play must have a main character, conflict, and a climax.
  3. Do THREE of the following:
        A. Act a major part in a full-length play; or act a part in three one-act plays.
        B. Direct a play. Cast, rehearse, and stage it. The play must be at least 10 minutes long.
        C. Design the set for a play or a production of a circus. Make a model of it.
        D. Design the costumes for five characters in one play set in a time before 1900.
        E. Show skill in stage makeup. Make up yourself or a friend as an old man, a clown, an extraterrestrial,
              or a monster as directed.
        F. Help with the building of scenery for one full-length play or two one-act plays.
        G. Design the lighting for a play; or, under guidance, handle the lighting for a play.
  4. Mime or pantomime any ONE of the following chosen by your counselor.
        A. You have come into a large room. It is full of pictures, furniture, and other things of interest.
        B. As you are getting on as bus, your books fall into a puddle. By the time you pick them up, the bus
              has driven off.
        C. You have failed a school test. You are talking with your teacher who does not buy your story.
        D. You are at a camp with a new Scout. You try to help him pass a cooking test. He learns very slowly.
        E. You are at a banquet. The meat is good. You don't like the vegetable. The dessert is ice cream.
        F. You are a circus performer such as a juggler, high-wire artist, or lion tamer doing a routine.
  5. Explain the following: proscenium arch, central or arena staging, spotlight, floodlight, flies, center stage, stage right, stage left, stage brace, stage crew, cyclorama, portal, sound board.
  6. Do two short entertainment features that you could present either alone or with others for a troop meeting or campfire.

Theater Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
COURTEOUS
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
KIND
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
OBEDIENT
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
CHEERFUL
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
THRIFTY
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
BRAVE
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
CLEAN
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
REVERENT