Written by Charlotte (R) Duke, Eagle, Troop 109
(You may use any higher level requirement as an optional requirement if appropriate)
Penguins: Do 3 requirements including the 1 starred *
____ 1*. Listen to a different type of music from what you usually listen to, such as country, rock, classical, rap, etc. Did you like it? Why or why not?
Otters: Do 4 requirements including the 2 starred *
____ 1*. Do Penguin requirement 1, but listen to two different types of music. Did you like them? Why or why not? Learn the names of 3 musical instruments and listen to how they sound.
____ 2*. Learn what a composer, an arranger, a conductor, and a musician are.
Dolphins: Do 5 requirements including the 2 starred *
____ 1*. Do Otter requirements 1 & 2, but listen to three different types of music and learn the names of at least 5 musical instruments.
____ 2*. Explain why music is an important part of our culture.
Butterflies: Do 6 requirements including the 2 starred *
____ 1*. Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2, but listen to four different types of music and learn the names of at least 7 musical instruments.
____ 2*. Learn about the history of music. Give a short report on how music has changed over time to your troop. What sort of influence has music had on our history? OR, learn all you can about a certain type of music, such as rock-n-roll, jazz, swing, etc and tell your Troop or family what you learned. Be sure to include things such as important names, how it affected thinking, etc.
Eagles: Do 7 requirements including the 2 starred *
____ 1*. Do Butterfly 1 & 2, but listen to five different types of music and learn the names of at least 10 different instruments.
____ 2*. Read a biography of a famous person in the music business such as a composer, singer or dancer. Would you have liked to be them? (If you completed this requirement at a lower level you must choose a new person to read about.)
Owls: Do 9 requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1. * Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2
_____ 2. * Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.
Owls: Do 9 requirements including the 2 starred *
_____ 1*. Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2*. Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.
____ 3. Learn all the words to a song of at least 5 verses and 5 choruses and sing it for your Troop or family.
____ 4. Attend a musical performance, such as a concert, recital or choir performance, and learn one of the songs from it. Tell your family or Troop about it. What did you like or not like?
____ 5. Make a collection of at least 6 music CDs, tapes or records and explain why you like each one.
____ 6. Perform a song or play an instrument in a local musical show/program.
_____ 7. Learn the history of a certain instrument, such as the violin, piano, etc. Talk to someone who plays your instrument. Why did they choose it? Listen to a piece of music where your instrument either plays solo (such as Mozart’s Piano Concerto 21) or plays a vital role.
____ 8. Earn the Singing badge at your level.
____9. Look at a diagram of an orchestra and find where the different instrument families are located. If you play an instrument, where would you sit in an orchestra?
____ 10. Learn about an instrument from another land such as the bagpipes from Scotland or the castanets from Spain. Listen to a piece of music that includes your chosen instrument.
____ 11. Learn about careers in the music business, such as a composer, a dancer, a music teacher, a conductor, an instrument maker, a singer or a musician. How much pay could you expect, what hours would you keep, etc? Butterflies, Eagles, and Owls only: if possible, shadow someone for a day who works for a living in the music business.
____ 12. Listen to examples of at least three different types of dance music, such as foxtrot, cha-cha, polka, waltz, or swing. Which did you like best?
____ 13. Earn one of the Music by Genre badges (either vocal or instrumental music) at your level.
____ 14. Watch a musical such as The Sound of Music or Hello Dolly! with your family or Troop and learn at least one song from it. How has Hollywood had an impact on music over the last century?
____ 15. Be able to recognize or “pick out” the sounds of at least 3 different instruments, such as piano, fiddle, drums, etc. when listening to a piece of music.
____ 16. Make a list of at least 12 composers and put them in chronological order. Learn about one of them, and listen to at least 2 pieces of their music. Tell your troop or family what you learned.
____ 17. Earn the Musical Instrument badge at your level.