SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Circus Skills

The Scout must complete the following:
  1. Select two skills from the list below. Under experienced guidance, show evidence of continuing effort and achievement in the chosen skills, and demonstrate their ability in both before an audience.
    1. Aerial: Trapeze, Roman rings, aerial ladder, aerial rope, wire walking and 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, diabolo sticks, juggling
    4. Ground: Handstands, tumbling, acrobatics
    5. Clowning: Including make-up and costume
  2. Find out about one aspect of circus life, and discuss it with the assessor.
  3. Watch at least two events, such as circus or street performers, and discuss these with the assessor.
Before attempting any of the skills, participants must be of a level of fitness that allows them to both enjoy and perform the skills safely. Instructions in the safe use of the equipment must be given, and all safety precautions and procedures must be observed in line with The Scout Association's Health and Safety Policy. Participants are encouraged to join a workshop, or other course, to learn their chosen skills. Circus Skills