- 1. With your parent, guardian, or Webelos den leader, complete the Citizenship Character Connection.
- a. Know: List some of your rights as a citizen of the United States of America. Tell ways you can show respect for the rights of others.
- b. Commit: Name some ways a boy your age can be a good citizen. Tell how you plan to be a good citizen and how you plan to influence others to be good citizens.
- c. Practice: Choose one of the requirements for this activity badge that helps you be a good citizen. Complete the requirement and tell why completing it helped you be a good citizen.
Do all of these:
- 2. Know the names of the president and vice-president of the United States, elected governor of your state, and the head of your local government.
- 3. Describe the flag of the United States and give a short history of it. With another Webelos Scout helping you, show how to hoist and lower the flag, how to hang it horizontally and vertically on a wall, and how to fold it. Tell how to retire a worn or tattered flag properly.
- 4. Explain why you should respect your country's flag. Tell some of the special days we fly it. Tell when to salute the flag and show how to do it.
- 5. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance from memory. Explain its meaning in your own words.
- 6. Tell how our national anthem was written.
- 7. Explain the rights and duties of a citizen of the United States. Explain what a citizen should do to save our natural resources.
- 8. As a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Citizenship. At a Webelos den meeting, talk about the service project Good Turn that you did.
And do two of these:
- 9. Tell about two things you can do that will help law enforcement agencies.
- 10. With your Webelos den or your family, visit a community leader. Learn about the duties of the job or office and tell what you have learned.
- 11. Write a short story of not less than 50 words about a former U.S. president or some other great American. Give a report on this to your Webelos den.
- 12. Tell about another boy you think is a good citizen. Tell what he does that makes you think he is a good citizen.
- 13. List the names of three people you think are good citizens. (They can be from any country.) Tell why you chose each of them.
- 14. Tell why we have laws. Tell why you think it is important to obey the law. Tell about three laws you obeyed this week.
- 15. Tell why we have government. Explain some ways your family helps pay for government.
- 16. List four ways in which your country helps or works with other nations.
- 17. Name three organizations, not churches or other religious organizations, in your area that help people. Tell something about what one of these organizations does.
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