Citizenship in the World Merit Badge
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With the proper preparation and prerequisites, this program can be done entirely in an classroom setting, making it ideal for a Merit Badge Roundup event. With my groups we would embark on an imaginary trip around the world. A few good props always help. Allow minimum four hours.
B) Patrol Leader Plan & Setup Aids
Prepare Your Patrol Plan - FUN Starts Here:
1. Review Official Requirements
2. Prepare Draft of Activity Plan
3. Find and Meet the Merit Badge Counselor
4. Patrol Leader Council
6. Field Trip Plan
7. Merit Badge Booklet
9. Announce Event
C) Prerequisites - Scouts
Work to be done prior to program start. Quite a few fun topics and a map exercise that scouts should research in advance:
Print Merit Badge Workbook - One for each scout.
Req #3a: World Event Report - Pick a current world event. In relation to this current event, discuss with your counselor how a country's national interest and its relationship with other countries might affect areas such as its security, its economy, its values, and the health of its citizens.
Req #3b: Foreign County Report - Select a foreign country and discuss with your counselor how its geography, natural resources, and climate influence its economy and its global partnerships with other countries.
Req #4c: World Organization Report - Select TWO of the following organizations and describe their role in the world.
1. The United Nations
2. The World Court
3. World Organization of the Scout Movement
4. The World Health Organization
5. Amnesty International
6. The International Committee of the Red Cross
D) Study Hall
The purpose of this section is to facilitate an opportunity for scouts to research and learn about key concepts relevant to this subject. They need to be prepared to explain these to the counselor.
While some scouts may be adept at self-study, others may do better in a small group setting and taking notes on worksheets. You can facilitate discussion by asking them why each of the principles intruduced here would be relevant.
Req #1: Citizenship:
2015 Jamboree Promotional Clip - YouTube Boy Scout Music Video.
Req #2: Duties Citizenship:
Citizenship Quiz - Multiple Choice test about Duties, Rights and Obligations.
Req #3 & 4c: World Action Reports
#3a: World Event
#3b: Country Overview
#4c: World Organization #1
#4c: World Organization #2
Req #4a: International Law
International Law Overview - Wikipedia
Req #5: World Map Exercise
Constitutional Government - The people control the country.
Non-Constitutional Government - Tyrany controls the country.
Map of the World - Big interactive map with all world government types listed.
Passport Display - Picture of Passport book with VISA stamps. Which country stamps do you see on there?
Req #6: Diplomatic Relations
Req #6c: Passport Display - Picture of Passport book with VISA stamps. Which country stamps do you see on there?
Req #7: World News Tour
Req #7a: U.S. State Department Website - I always like to search for the latest travel warnings.
Req #7b: CNN News Website - World News Division
E) Patrol Activity
None required for this program.
F) Field Trip
Req #7: World Tour
Req #7c. Visit with a student or Scout from another country - Discuss the typical values, holidays, ethnic foods, and traditions practiced or enjoyed there.
Req #7d. Attend a world Scout jamboree - Note some BSA Council's have arranged for international scouts to attend their annual Scout Fair to interact with local scouts.
Req #7e. International Festival - Participate in or attend an international event in your area, such as an ethnic festival, concert, or play.
G) Program Debriefing
After completion of the above activities you may need a work session to finish completion of the merit badge worksheet to document the results.
Citizenship in the World is one of just three merit badges needed to earn this unique and prestigious scouting award.
An important opportunity for individual Scouts to 'think globally' and 'act locally' to preserve and improve our environment.
I) Citizenship in the World Famous Quotes:
My mother early on taught us to respect all animals, and I mean all animals - not just cats and dogs but rats and snakes and spiders and fish and wildlife, so I really grew up believing they are just like us and just as deserving of consideration. - Joanna Lumley
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