Country

Do THREE of the following

  1. WHAT MAKES AMERICA SPECIAL?  (Page 34)
    Do requirements (1) and (10) and any two of the other requirements.

    1. Write or tell what makes America special to you.
    2. With the help of your family or den leader, find out about two famous Americans. Tell the things they did or are doing to improve our way of life.
    3. Find out something about the old homes near where you live. Go and see two of them.
    4. Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your town or city. Go and visit one of them with your family or den.
    5. Choose a state; it can be your favorite one or your home state. Name its state bird, tree, and flower. Describe its flag. Give the date it was admitted to the Union.
    6. Be a member of the color guard in a flag ceremony for your den or pack.
    7. Display the U.S. flag in your home or fly it on three national holidays..
    8. Learn how to raise and lower a U.S. flag properly for an outdoor ceremony.
    9. Participate in an outdoor flag ceremony
    10. Complete the Character Connection for Citizenship.
      • Know. Tell ways some people in the past have served our country. Tell about some people who serve our country today. (Don’t forget about “ordinary” people who serve our country.)
      • Commit. Tell something that might happen to you and your family if other people were not responsible citizens. Tell one thing you will do to be a good citizen.
      • Practice. Tell three things you did in one week that show you are a good citizen. 
  2. TALL TALES  (Page 42)
    Do all three requirements.

    1. Tell in your own words what folklore is. List some folklore stories, folk songs, or historical legends from your own state or part of the country. Play the Folklore Match Game on page 48.
    2. Name at least five stories about American folklore. Point out on a United States map where they happened.
    3. Read two folklore stories and tell your favorite one to your den.
  3. SHARING YOUR WORLD WITH WILDLIFE (Page 50)
    This elective is also part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
    Do four of the requirements.

    1. Choose a bird or animal that you like and find out how it lives. Make a poster showing what you have learned.
    2. Build or make a bird feeder or birdhouse and hang it in a place where birds can visit safely.
    3. Explain what a wildlife conservation officer does.
    4. Visit one of the following:
      Zoo, Nature center, Aviary, Wildlife refuge, Game preserve.
    5. Name one animal that has become extinct in the last 100 years. Tell why animals become extinct. Name one animal that is on the endangered species list. 
  4. TAKE CARE OF YOUR PLANET (Page 56)
    Do three requirements.

    1. Save 5 pounds of glass or aluminum, or 1 month of daily newspapers. Turn them in at a recycling center or use your community’s recycling service.
    2. Plant a tree in your yard, or on the grounds of the group that operates your Cub Scout pack, or in a park or other public place. Be sure to get permission first.
    3. Call city or county officials or your trash hauling company and find out what happens to your trash after it is hauled away.
    4. List all the ways water is used in your home. Search for dripping faucets or other ways water might be wasted. With an adult, repair or correct those problems.
    5. Discuss with an adult in your family the kinds of energy your family uses.
    6. Find out more about your family’s use of electricity.
    7. Take part in a den or pack neighborhood clean-up project. 
  5. LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A BIG JOB (Page 64)
    Do all six requirements.

    1. Practice one way police gather evidence: by taking fingerprints, or taking shoeprints, or taking tire track casts.
    2. Visit your local sheriff’s office or police station or talk with a law enforcement officer visiting your den or pack to discuss crime prevention.
    3. Help with crime prevention for your home.
    4. Be sure you know where to get help in your neighborhood.
    5. Learn the phone numbers to use in an emergency and post them by each phone in your home.
    6. Know what you can do to help law enforcement.