Our chapter’s session of Crescendo (formerly known as Scouting for Music) was on March 5, and it was a major success! We had about 20 Girl Scouts between the ages of 7 and 14 join us for an afternoon of musical fun and learning.
We kicked off the event with a group of about seven brothers and sisters playing some fight songs, followed with each person talking about their instruments and demonstrating what they sounded like. We split into groups and let the girls walk around and look closely at the instruments, touching carefully and learning about how sound is made on different instruments.
The next event was stepping, led by our sister Jada. Sisters and scouts alike participated in her quick and simple step, and she explained the function of stepping as physical musical expression.
The following event was Musical Jeopardy, with categories such as instrument, musician, and tune identification. The two teams both did very well (with a little assistance from the sisters) and we almost ended in a tie with only a couple questions unanswered!
Next, the two teams diverged to two stations: making maracas from spoons, beans, plastic eggs, and tape, and conducting in different time signatures to the sound of Disney songs, led by our brother Nora and sister Mark. All in all, each scout was able to have fun while learning about music and talking with sisters about their own musical experiences. As a chapter, we felt that this year’s Crescendo was a great success! It was incredibly rewarding to arrange the event with the help of my sisters and brothers and see it come to fruition as it did. Special shout-outs to Sarah and Ebenezer for helping out before and after!
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