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"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

  1. 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 staging.
  2. 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.
  3. Do THREE of the following:
    1. Act a major part in a full-length play; or act a part in three one-act plays.
    2. Direct a play. Cast, rehearse, and stage it. The play must be 10 or more minutes long.
    3. Design the setting for a play. Make a model of it.
    4. Design the costumes for five characters in one play set in a time before 1900.
    5. Show skill in stage makeup. Make up yourself or a friend as an old man or woman, an Indian, a clown, or a monster as directed.
    6. Help with the building of scenery for one full-length or two one-act plays.
    7. Design the lighting for a play; or handle the lighting for a play under guidance.
  4. Pantomime any ONE of the following picked by your counselor.
    1. You have come into a large room. It is full of pictures, furniture, other things of interest.
    2. 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.
    3. You have failed a school test. You are talking with your teacher. He does not buy your story.
    4. You are at a camp with a new Scout. You try to help him pass a cooking test. He learns very slowly.
    5. You are at a banquet. The meat is good. You don't like the vegetable. The dessert is ice cream.
  5. Explain the following: proscenium, central or arena staging, spotlight, floodlight, flies, highlight, lowlight, scene paint, stage brace, cleat, stage crew, batten, foyer.
  6. Do two short entertainment features that you could give either alone or with others for a troop meeting or campfire.
 

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