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The gang show must go on

Share your musical talents by putting on your own Scouts showcase.
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You will need

  • Chairs
  • Instruments
  • Audio equipment, as needed

So, you’re thinking of putting on a performance?

There’s lots to consider – performances aren’t just about earning badges, they’re a chance to bring people together and build confidence in a group.

We are currently re-working our safety guidance for adventurous activities to make it easier to follow and understand.

In the meantime, and before considering running a staged performance, please review the safety information here.


Staged performances are all about developing skills. Which skills did people develop in their role? Did everyone involved in the show use the same skills? Not everyone has the same talents, and that’s OK. To earn a top award, people need four to six Activity (or Staged Activity) badges. There are plenty to choose from, so there’s something for everyone. Can anyone think of a skill everyone involved in the performance had? Perhaps everyone had to think on their feet when things didn’t go to plan, or put themselves in someone else’s shoes when it came to disagreements and creative differences.

This was also a chance to try new things. Did anyone take on a new role? How did people feel as their part approached? If they did another show, would people like to try any other roles? 


All activities must be safely managed. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.