July Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 12
Webelos Naturalist & Forester
For Song Leaders
Smile at your
Radiate confidence and enthusiasm, even if you don’t feel particular
confident or enthusiastic. Morale
1. Tell them the
name of the song they’re going to sing. Always start with a rousing,
well-known warm-up number so that everybody, including you can sing with
2. Be sure to
give the pitch. Sing a few bars
yourself, or have a couple of bars played if an instrument is available.
3. Start the
singing with a slight upward arm motion and then a decisive downward motion (a
downbeat). Begin singing yourself on the downbeat.
Don’t worry if some don’t start on the first note – they’ll
join in quickly.
4. Beat time
with a simple up and down motion of the arm, but make it definite and brisk.
You’re in command.
volume by raising your hands for loudness and lowering them for softness.
6. Move around a
little. Inject a little pep and
personality. Keep smiling.
enthusiasm by dividing the crowd for a song or two.
Groups can sing separately when you point to them and then all
together. Vary unison singing
with occasional humming, whispering, or rhythm clapping.
Stop before you’re stopped. Leave
them wanting more, not glad you stopped.
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