Cadettes - Good Sportsmanship Badge: 2 Hour Troop Adventure.
“When I earn this badge I will know how I define sportsmanship and will have put my definition into action.”
“Create your own definition of sportsmanship”. The girls can download a pdf from the website about Flying Trapeze and Circus Arts Athletes. They can research the sport of Flying Trapeze and/or Circus Arts at home, using suggested resources, and website and video links. They can watch videos of the the teamwork involved in circus. They can find a biography of a Circus Performer (We suggested in the pdf) and learn what it takes to reach excellence through hard work. When they arrive, we will discuss the research they did, and what they learned about sportsmanship. We will discuss the importance of team work and of trust in your teammates - because in circus arts, this is very important.
“Be a good competitor”- on the pdf there will be examples of good sportswomen in circus. We will discuss how a competitive spirit can help us to achieve our goals. What does is mean to be a good competitor vs a bad competitor?
“Be a good teammate”- Flying Trapeze is the ultimate team. After watching videos they will see the incredible amount of timing, trust and hard teamwork and practice it took for these performers to get to their level of performance in the sport. We will discuss this and talk about other sports that require good teammates, and what that means, including supporting one another throughout the process.
“Psych yourself up”- We will discuss what it means to psyche your self up. Often this means facing numerous fears, many of which can be faced through the trapeze experience. But also psyching oneself up through good preparation, practice and visualization. We will then learn all of the necessary skills for the Flying Trapeze on the ground in order to gain the confidence needed to take to the air. We will learn and practice properly jumping off the board, body position while in the air, about patience and timing. We then use the low hung trapeze to practice, and finally practice getting into a knee hang on the low bar.
“Put your definition of good sportsmanship into action”- Once they are comfortable with this, they get to climb the ladder to the high trapeze. Throughout the process the girls will be protected by safety lines. Girls will use their newly obtained skills to swing on the Flying Trapeze. They will use their practiced patience and body skills to get into a knee hang and finally when they have worked their way through these steps, and have gained confidence in their abilities, and can effectively do a knee hang, they will have the thrilling opportunity to perform their new knee hang trick to the catcher and swing in his/her hands. Throughout this process girls will be encouraged to support one another through any fear with cheers, attention, intention and hugs. In other words when teammate are flying everyone will be with them in focus and attention.
We will wrap up the day with a summary and discussion of their experience. What happened when things got tough? How did they deal with fear or anxiety? Could they see how much they improved through their hard work, diligence and practice? What was their experience of the teamwork and team support.
No Experience Necessary
We will meet each girl at her capacity and guide her to succeed.
We worked with Girl Scouts to create these official badge events, however, purchase of badge is done through Girl Scouts by troop leaders.
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2 hour troop adventure for up to 8 participants. We will need a more time to accommodate more than 8.
for each additional participant over 8
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