Cub Scout Archives: Your Vote Counts

Citizenship
Your Vote Counts is one of the Cub Scout themes for the core value of citizenship. Here is what the program helps say about this theme:

“Patriotism is an important part of good citizenship. Patriotism is love of and loyalty to our country. It involves honoring the democratic ideals on which this country is based and respecting and obeying its laws. It also involves accepting the responsibilities of good citizenship, such as staying informed about national issues, voting, and volunteering. We don’t often think about teaching our Cub Scouts about voting because of their age and the fact that it will be many years before they can vote. We can, however, explain the importance of voting. If we mentor them by our actions, then the responsibility of good citizenship by voting will become more meaningful as they grow.”


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your vote countsNovember Pack Meeting Plan – Your Vote Counts (Citizenship)  The Your Vote Counts meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship - games, group activities, songs, and more.

 

Vote ButtonNovember Cub Scout Theme - Your Vote Counts (Citizenship)  This Cub Scout theme revolves around the ideas of citizenship, duties, and community service. Have a mock election in your pack. Find ideas here.

 

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.

 

The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation uses the art of illustrated storytelling to breathe life into our nation’s cornerstone principles. Simply put, it is the most enjoyable and groundbreaking way to read the governing document of the United States. Spirited and visually witty, it roves article by article, amendment by amendment, to get at the meaning, background, and enduring relevance of the law of the land.The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation  This story of the Constitution in graphic format will engage young readers who are seeking to learn more about the US government.

 

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US FlagConstitution Word Search Puzzle  In honor of Independance Day, here is a word search with vocabulary related to the United States Constitution.