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Circus Skills Activity Badge - Old Requirements

Circus Skills Activity Badge - Old Requirements

To gain this badge, Scouts must complete the requirements below:

  1. Select one skill from any two of the five alternatives below. Under experienced guidance, show by continuing effort some achievement in the two selected skills. Demonstrate the two selected skills before an audience.

    1. aerial: trapeze, roman rings, aerial ladder, aerial rope, wire walking or related skills

    2. balance: trick-cycling, stilts, ladder, tightrope, wire walking, perch, roller bolo, slack-rope

    3. manipulative: plate spinning, cigar boxes, club swinging, devil sticks, diablo sticks, juggling

    4. ground: handstands, tumbling, acrobatics

    5. clowning: including make-up and costume

  2. Find out about aspects of circus life, and discuss these with an adult.

  3. Observe at least two circus or street performers events and discuss these.


Before attempting any of the skills participants must be of a fitness standard appropriate to both enjoy and execute the skill.

Instructions in the safe use of the equipment must be given and all safety precautions and procedures must be observed in line with the Association's health and safety policy. Participants are encouraged to join a workshop, or other course, to learn their chosen skills.

If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.


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