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Circus Skills Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Select two skills from the table below. The two skills must be from different lists.

    Aerial

    Balance

    Manipulative

    Ground

    Clowning

    Juggling

    Spinning

    trapeze

    trick-cycling

    cigar boxes

    handstands

    make up

    with three objects or more.

    yo-yo

    roman rings

    stilts

    club swinging

    tumbling

    costume

     

    poi spinning

    aerial ladder

    ladder

    devilsticks

    acrobatics

     

     

    rhythmic gymnastics

    aerial rope

    tightrope

    diablo.

     

     

     

    (twirling ribbon)

    wire walking.

    wire walking

     

     

     

     

    spinning plates

     

    perch

     

     

     

     

     

     

    roller bolo

     

     

     

     

     


  2. Carry on putting effort into your two selected skills and show some
    achievement. Someone with experience should guide you throughout.
  3. Demonstrate your two selected skills in front of an audience.
  4. Find out things about circus life and talk about these with an adult.
  5. Watch at least two circus or street performance events. Talk about what you saw.


! Leader should give young people instructions on using the equipment safely.The Scout Association Health and Safety policy must be followed at all times.


Top tips

Joining a circus skills workshop or another course outside of the Scouts is a great way for the young people to learn their chosen skills.

 

 

Flexibility

Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities. For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility

 

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