Scouting Program Archives: Cultural Awareness Troop Program Feature

Cultural Awareness Troop Program Feature

The history of every community in the United States has been influenced by many different groups: the Native Americans who lived here first, the various peoples who have immigrated to this country over the past 500 years, and those who continue to come to
this country today. Each nationality brings its own language and customs. Initially these peoples settled near their friends and family, forming neighborhoods with a predominant single-ethnic heritage.

By the time the Scouts in the troop reach midlife, most communities will no longer have a predominant single ethnic heritage, and many communities in the United States will reflect the cultural diversity of the world. Help Scouts to better understand the different ethnic groups represented in their communities.


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