The Your Vote Counts meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship – games, group activities, songs, and more.
Your Vote Counts
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.”
This Cub Scout theme revolves around the ideas of citizenship, duties, and community service. Have a mock election in your pack. Find ideas here.
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 story of the Constitution in graphic format will engage young readers who are seeking to learn more about the US government.
The Journey to Excellence Service Project initiative encourages Scouting units to carry out meaningful service projects.
You need to highlight the flag during this ceremony. Put a spotlight on it or have two scouts hold it up, or something like that.
The core value for Cub Scouts in November is citizenship. Here is a Cubmaster’s Minute which goes well with that theme. Use it at the end of your pack meeting.
The purpose of the game is to reinforce the ideas which are discussed in the Webelos Citizen activity badge.
In honor of Independance Day, here is a word search with vocabulary related to the United States Constitution.