Circus Challenge

The Circus Challenge is part of the series of Arts to Go Challenge from BC Girl Guides.  To complete the challenge girls must complete one activity in each of the four sections of the Main Attraction:

  • Clowning Around (drama)
  • Carousel Time (music)
  • High on the Trapezes (dance)
  • Peanuts and Popcorn (crafts)

And some additional activities (depending on branch) from the Three Ring Circus.


Passport to the Arts

The BC Passport to the Arts challenge contains a truly enormous collection of arts activities from other countries.  It is divided into four major sections: Dance, Music, Crafts and Drama.  Each of those sections are divided by continents.  To complete the challenge girls must complete at least one activity from each region plus additional activities based on their branch.

Around the World in Artistic Ways

I’m afraid there is no image for this one. The challenge is from the Nova Scotia arts adviser and combines international Guiding and the arts.  To complete the challenge girls have to explore WAGGGS countries visually, through drama and music/dance.  Older girls have to do 5 activities and younger ones 3.  The challenge was made with bridging events in mind and as such would make a nice challenge for multi-branch units to tackle together.

You can find the PDF of the challenge here.

There is an order form for the crests at the end of the challenge.


Tinikling is a traditional dance/activity from the Philippines

You need two long poles, traditionally bamboo but dowel or broom handles would work just fine to try it out.

Two girls hold the poles at the ends and tap them once in the centre, then twice at the outside of the cross pieces, setting up a steady rhythm.  One or two girls try to jump in between the poles when they are being tapped wide and on one side or both sides of the poles when they are being tapped together.

This video preformed by a Filipino dance troupe can give you some ideas of the variety of steps you can do.