International Strange Music Day

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International Strange Music Day

International Strange Music Day is a day to listen to new types of music. We all have our favorite music, but this day encourages us to listen to a new genre and appreciate different types of music. Here are some ways to celebrate this day with your Scouting program.

Ideas for International Strange Music Day

What are your ideas for introducing youth to new music through Scouting? Add them to the comments below.

Webelos AOL Maestro

Webelos/AOL Maestro Adventure Helps and Documents

Maestro! is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures. For the Maestro! adventure, Webelos learn about music from singing songs to musical instruments.
Make a Mbira from Bobby Pins

Make a Mbira from Bobby Pins

A mbira is a “thumb piano” of African origin.  Music is made by plucking metal tines. Almost Unschoolers shows how to make a mbira from bobby pins,  craft sticks, and thumbtacks.
Cub Scout Song Book

Cub Scout Song Book

Amy wrote me and asked me if I would post a Cub Scout song book she made to fill a ticket for her Woodbadge course. My answer was yes!
Music Merit Badge

Music Merit Badge Helps and Documents

Scouts explore vocal and instrumental music while doing the requirements for the Music merit badge. They learn about different musical instruments and the history of American music. They teach songs…
How to make a simple rainstick

How to Make a Simple Rainstick

Kix cereal has an article which gives step-by-step instructions to make a rainstick from common household materials. A rainstick is an instrument which sounds like rain when you turn it.
Make a Sistrum

Make a Sistrum

This tutorial from Twodaloo shows how to make a simple sistrum from a forked stick from a tree, some craft wire, and buttons or beads. For fun, paint and decorate…
Bugling Merit Badge

Bugling Merit Badge Helps and Documents

Scouts who are doing the requirements for the Bugling merit badge will learn 10 different bugle calls. They will also learn to care for a bugle and serve as troop…
A World of Sound Bear Adventure Helps and Ideas

Bear A World of Sound Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

Bear Cub Scouts learn about musical instruments from around the world while working on the A World of Sound adventure. They make a mbira, a sistrum, and a rain stick…