Scouting Program Archives: Citizenship

Citizenship
Citizenship is contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.

The November Pack Meeting Tips from BSA remind us “Cub Scouts develop good citizenship when they are learning about respecting the flag and providing service to the community.”


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VolunteerNovember Cub Scout Theme - Gives Goodwill (Citizenship)  The Cub Scout Gives Goodwill theme for the November core value of Citizenship centers around the idea of serving the community.

 

Flag Retirement and Grommets  A reader asks about what to do with the grommets after a flag retirement ceremony. What are your opinions?

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsCharacter Connection Activities  A reader writes in asking for help with Character Connection activities. See my list of resources and add your own.

 

November 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.

 

November 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.

 

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.

 

State Capitals Bingo CardsState Capitals Bingo Cards  In this picture bingo game, the cards have images of the states with the capitals on them. As each state name is called, players must try to find the capital on their card and mark it.

 

United States of America MapNovember Cub Scout Theme - Fifty Great States (Citizenship)  This Cub Scout theme revolves around the ideas of flag etiquette and service to the community, with a little geography thrown in. Find some ways to form your pack and den programs around this theme in this article.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The Scouting Way can help everybody: men and women, young and old, Scouts and non-Scouts alike incorporate the core ethics and principles of Scouting into their daily lives, in just minutes a day.The Scouting Way  The Scouting Way can help everybody: men and women, young and old, Scouts and non-Scouts alike incorporate the core ethics and principles of Scouting into their daily lives, in just minutes a day.

 

The Scoutmaster Minute presents verses of honesty, courage, service, sacrifice and more-right at your fingertips and right when they're needed, fitting easily into a pocket or backpack.The Scoutmaster Minute: Your Handbook for Inspiring Moments   The Scoutmaster Minute presents verses of honesty, courage, service, sacrifice and more-right at your fingertips and right when they're needed, fitting easily into a pocket or backpack.

 

VolunteerJourney To Excellence Service Projects  The Journey to Excellence Service Project initiative encourages Scouting units to carry out meaningful service projects.

 

American eagle with flagIdeas for November Cub Scout Pack Meeting – Citizenship  The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of November is Citizenship. According to the program helps citizenship is "Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities. Cub Scouts develop good citizenship when they are learning about respecting the flag and providing service to the community."

 

Displaying 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.

 

American eagle with flagBSA Bear Den Meeting 2 - What Makes America Special and The Past Is Exciting and Important  This plan covers most of Achievement 3 - What Makes America Special - and completes Bear Achievement 8 - The Past Is Exciting and Important - which was started in the first meeting.

 

BSA Tiger Den Meeting 6 – Where I Live and How I Tell It  This is the sixth in the series of Tiger den meeting plans provide by BSA. If you are using this series, it works best if you do the plans in order. So do the previous meetings before this one. This meeting plan covers part of Tiger Achievement 2 - Where I Live and part of Tiger Achievement 4 - How I Tell It.

 

BSA Wolf Den Meeting 1 - Bobcat and Your Flag  BSA provides den meeting plans for den leader on the Scouting.org website. Today, I am going to go through the first Wolf plan. This plan covers Bobcat and part of Wolf Achievement 2 - Your Flag. If you don't have any new Cub Scouts in your den, then nobody needs to earn Bobcat, but it doesn't hurt to review the material anyway.

 

Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character CountsCub Scout Core Values  One of the three Aims of Scouting is character development. In the Cub Scouting program, character development is emphasized through twelve core values.

 

Respect Ourselves, Others, and Our WorldCub Scout Gathering Activity - Core Values Crossword Puzzle  This is a crossword puzzle I made for a gathering activity for a den meeting. It's purpose is just to familiarize the Cub Scout with the 12 core values

 

The Flag Remembers Christmas  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.

 

Bear Den Meeting Plan - What Makes America Special  This is a very easy achievement to cover in a den meeting. You can even do an extra requirement or two.

 

Cubmaster’s Minute: Threads and Flags  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.

 

Scouting For Food  The featured core value for Cub Scouts for the month of November is citizenship. Our Pack will help encourage citizenship in our Cub Scouts by participating in the local Scouting for Food program.

 

Make a Difference to One  This can be used as a Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Advisor Minute or it can be used with adults to encourage more participation in the Committee.

 

Webelos Citizen Activity BadgeWebelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 2  This meeting plan completes the requirements for the Webelos Citizen activity badge which were started in Webelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 1.

 

Webelos Citizen Activity BadgeWebelos Citizen Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan Part 1  We'll be focusing on the flag requirements at this meeting (requirement 3, 4, and 5). The following week we will do the requirements which relate to government and personal citizenship.

 

A Simple Flag Retirement Ceremony  When retiring a United Stated flag, some people will say that you must do it this way or that way, but according to the Flag Code, it just needs to be done with dignity.

 

Citizenship Football Game  The purpose of the game is to reinforce the ideas which are discussed in the Webelos Citizen activity badge.

 

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

 

Memorial Day  Yesterday we went out to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and participated in the 61st annual Memorial Day Good Turn. This event really seems to help our Scouts understand what Memorial Day is all about.

 

Raising and Lowering the US Flag  With Memorial Day approaching, it might be time to review how to raise and lower the United States flag. These are some basic rules for raising and lowering the US flag.