Cub Scout Archives: Fifty Great States

citizenshipThis theme revolves around the ideas of flag etiquette and service to the community, perhaps with a little geography thrown in.

“Fifty Great States” reminds us that we are to contribute our service and show responsibility to local, state, and national communities. Cub Scouts develop good citizenship skills when they learn about respecting the flag and providing service to the community.


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United States of America MapPack Meeting Plan for November: Fifty Great States (Citizenship)  The Cub Scout core value for the month of November is Citizenship. BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Fifty Great States for this core value.

 

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1776 fun and easy tools, tips, and activities to help your child love this countryHow to Raise an American: Citizenship Activities for Kids  This is a book for adults interested in instilling citizenship and a love of our nation in kids. It includes 1776 specific ideas for raising patriotic Americans.

 

This book covers why countries have flags, the history and requirements of US flag designs, and flag etiquette.Flag Etiquette for Kids - Our American Flag  Looking for information on flag etiquette for kids? This book covers why countries have flags, the history and requirements of US flag designs, and flag etiquette.

 

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US FlagDisplaying the US Flag with Other Flags  The US Flag is the symbol of our country. Scouts should know how to fold it, fly it, and handle it. Flag etiquette is part of many of the Scout requirements. In many cases, the rules are pretty straightforward. But in other cases, you just need to know the rules. For example, it gets more complicated when you are flying the US flag with flags from other nations. Here are the basics.

 

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