Boy Scout Merit Badge
- See or read three full-length plays. These can be from the stage, movies,
or television. Write a review of each. Comment on the story, acting, and
- Write a one-act play. It must take 8 minutes or more to put on. It must
have a main character, conflict, and a climax.
- Do THREE of the following:
- Act a major part in a full-length play; or act a part in three one-act
- Direct a play. Cast, rehearse, and stage it. The play must be at least
10 minutes long.
- Design the setting for a play. Make a model of it.
- Design the costumes for five characters in one play set in a time before
- Show skill in stage makeup. Make up yourself or a friend as an old man,
a clown, an extraterrestrial, or a monster as directed.
- Help with the building of scenery for one full-length or two one-act
- Design the lighting for a play; or handle the lighting for a play under
- Pantomime any ONE of the following picked by your counselor.
- You have come into a large room. It is full of pictures, furniture,
other things of interest.
- As you are getting on a bus, your books fall into a puddle. By the time
you pick them up, the bus has driven off.
- You have failed a school test. You are talking with your teacher. He
does not buy your story.
- You are at a camp with a new Scout. You try to help him pass a cooking
test. He learns very slowly.
- You are at a banquet. The meat is good. You don't like the vegetable.
The dessert is ice cream.
- Explain the following: proscenium, central or arena staging, spotlight,
floodlight, flies, highlight, lowlight, scene paint, stage brace, cleat, stage
crew, batten, foyer.
- Do two short entertainment features that you could give either alone or
with others for a troop meeting or campfire.
BSA Advancement ID#: 111
Source: Boy Scout
Requirements, #33215E, revised 2002