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'''1.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizenship Citizenship] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_nationality_law#Rights_of_citizens Rights]<br>
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'''2.''' [http://www.whitehouse.gov/ Your President, Vice President, etc.] - [http://www.kids.gov/educators/ed_states.shtml State Websites] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States_of_the_United_States Information about your state's government]<br>
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'''3.''' See [[Flag Ceremonies]] for these topics and much more: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_United_States Flag Description and much more] - [http://www.usflag.org/history.html History of the flag] - [http://www.ushistory.org/BETSY/flagetiq.html How to Display the Flag]<br>
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'''4.''' [http://www.usflag.org/flagetiquette.html Flag Etiquette] - [http://www.usflag.org/flagholidays.html Days to display the flag] <br>
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'''5. Pledge of Allegiance:'''
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:""I pledge allegiance to the flag<br>
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:''of the United States of America<br>
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:''and to the republic for which it stands,<br>
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:''one nation under God,<br>
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:''indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.""
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'''6.''' [http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761575047/Star-Spangled_Banner.html Star-Spangled Banner]<br>
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'''7.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_nationality_law#Rights_of_citizens Rights] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duty Duties] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jury_duty Jury Duty] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_nationality_law#Responsibilities_of_citizens Obligations (Responsibilities)]<br>
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'''8.''' [[Cub Scout Citizenship]]<br>
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'''9.''' See the BSA Home Security Checklist is included in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]] - [http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/faq/faq_police.shtml#3 Call 911 only when you need to] - [http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/faq/faq_police.shtml#4 What to do if you see a crime] <br>
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'''10.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_(United_States) Find Information about your county's government]<br>
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'''11.''' [http://encarta.msn.com/media_461519285_761571294_-1_1/media.html Encarta: US Presidents] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Presidents Wikipedia:US Presidents]<br>
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'''14.''' [http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761576108/Law.html Why we have laws]<br>
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'''15.'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_government_of_the_United_States Local Government Services]<br>
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'''16'''. [http://www.un.org/ United Nations] ''Official'' page
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: [http://www.icj-cij.org/ International Court of Justice (World Court)]
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: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Health_Organization World Health Organization]
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'''17'''. [http://apps2.irs.gov/app2/pub78 IRS online search for charities] - [http://www.guidestar.org/ GuideStar Directory of Non-profit Organizations] - [http://www.give.org BBB list of charities]
== Related awards ==
== Related awards ==

Revision as of 19:06, December 26, 2008

This is the Citizen Activity Badge for Webelos Scouts.
Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can also earn the Citizenship Belt Loop and Pin.
The Citizen Activity Badge helps prepare Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World Merit Badges.
This Activity Badge is required for the Webelos badge.


Webelos
Citizen
Activity Badge

The Webelos Citizen Activity Badge is one of 20 different Activity Badges that can be earned in the Webelos Scout Program. The requirements are typically worked on during den meetings or den activities while the skills are practiced at home, with the help of the Webelos Scout's family. The requirements are either completed with the den or at home with the den leader's approval. Projects are brought to meetings to share with the den and for Webelos Den Leader or Activity Badge Counselor approval.

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Citizen requirements

Do this:
  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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance from memory. Explain its meaning in your own words.
  5. Tell how our national anthem was written.
  6. Explain the rights and duties of a citizen of the United States. Explain what a citizen should do to save our natural resources.
  7. 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:

  1. Tell about two things you can do that will help law enforcement agencies.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Tell about another boy you think is a good citizen. Tell what he does that makes you think he is a good citizen.
  5. List the names of three people you think are good citizens. (They can be from any country.) Tell why you chose each of them.
  6. Tell why we have laws. Tell why you think it is important to obey the law. Tell about three laws you obeyed this week.
  7. Tell why we have government. Explain some ways your family helps pay for government.
  8. List four ways in which your country helps or works with other nations.
  9. Name three organizations, not churches or other religious organizations, in your area that help people. Tell something about what one of these organizations does.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Handbook, 2007 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33452)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Citizen is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Or click here to print just the Citizen requirements.
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Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.


Requirement resources

1. Citizenship - Rights
2. Your President, Vice President, etc. - State Websites - Information about your state's government
3. See Flag Ceremonies for these topics and much more: Flag Description and much more - History of the flag - How to Display the Flag
4. Flag Etiquette - Days to display the flag
5. Pledge of Allegiance:

""I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the republic for which it stands,
one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.""

6. Star-Spangled Banner
7. Rights - Duties - Jury Duty - Obligations (Responsibilities)
8. Cub Scout Citizenship
9. See the BSA Home Security Checklist is included in the Citizen Worksheet - Call 911 only when you need to - What to do if you see a crime
10. Find Information about your county's government
11. Encarta: US Presidents - Wikipedia:US Presidents
14. Why we have laws
15.[Local Government Services
16. United Nations Official page

International Court of Justice (World Court)
World Health Organization

17. IRS online search for charities - GuideStar Directory of Non-profit Organizations - BBB list of charities

Related awards


Personal Development Awards Personal development-related awards


See also

Webelos Den Leader portal

External links


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