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While this Badge is one of the most involved Eagle required merit badges we will obtain all of the requirements together through four one hour meetings and some fun out of class work like watching a movie, and attending a local City Counsel or School Board meeting. The schedule of requirements is listed below. If you want to obtain the Badge but know in advance you are going to miss a class please let me know so I can arrange for you to make up the missed work.
I hope all of you who still need this Eagle Required Badge will join us.
Citizenship in the Community
Troop 355 Badge Outline
January 13th – Meeting 1-4 (Please print and bring the attached Citizenship in the Community Workbook)
Class: Requirement 1: – Discuss what Citizenship in the Community Means
– Discuss rights, duties and obligations of citizenship
– Break into groups to discuss how you can demonstrate good citizenship
Requirement 2 – Map the location of government buildings, fire and police station, hospital and other historic points of interest
– Create an Organization chart of your local government (mark whether the official is elected or appointed)
Requirement 6 – List some of the services your community provides, discuss why they are important to the community
Requirement 8 – Discuss what needs to be done to satisfy this requirement
February 10th – Meeting 2-4
Class: Requirement 5 – We will break into groups and discuss what you learned from the movie you watched
– Discuss what it means to be a valuable and concerned member of the community
Requirement 4 – Discuss issues of importance to our community and what branch of government is responsible for them (Possible guest speaker)
Homework 4b: Interview a person from a branch of government to learn more about one of the issues and how young people can help. Bring in a one page written summary of what you learned to the next class.
February 24th – Meeting 3-4
Class: Requirement 3b – We will break into groups and discuss the City Council Issue you choose and your opinion. Please bring a 1-2 paragraph summary of your chosen issue and which opinion you agree
Requirement 8 – Present presentation about important and unique aspects of your community (1/2 class)
March 10th – Meeting 4-4
Class: Requirement 8 – Present presentation about important and unique aspects of your community (1/2 class)
Make-up Requirements as needed
Work to be Completed Outside of Class
(Depending on the class size we will try to pick one date to go together, but feel free to attend the meeting of your choice.)
Requirement 3a – Attend a City Council of School Board Meeting (Please complete before February 17th)
Pasadena City Council Schedule – http://cityofpasadena.net/CityClerk/City_Council_Meetings/ (2014 Meeting Have not yet been posted)
Regular meeting of the City Council are held every Monday night, located at 7 p.m. in the main conference room on the first floor of Pasadena City Hall, 1211 Southmore
San Marino City Council Schedule – http://www.cityofsanmarino.org/SMCC-Agenda.htm (2014 Meetings Have not yet been posted )
Regular meetings of the City Council are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m., located at 2200 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108, 1st Floor
City Council meetings are frequently cancelled so please check the website before attending to confirm
Suggested movies are listed below (Please watch your choice of movie before February 10th, all Scouts should get their Parent’s permission to watch the movie of their choice)
• Pay It Forward (2000) • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
• Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995) • October Sky (1999)
• Harry Potter (2001) • Remember the Titans (2000)
• Forrest Gump (1994) • It’s a wonderful Life(1946)
• Follow Me, Boys (1966) • Mr. Smith goes to Washington (1939)
• Room for one more (1952)• Broken Arrow (1950)
• Akeela and the Bee (2006)• 12 Angry Men (1957)
• The King and I (1956) • Miracle (2004)
• Hoosiers (1986) • Others? (Please email me the name of the movie you would like to watch if it is not listed here)
This can be satisfied in a number of ways. Through participating in an Eagle project or selecting a local charity you would like to learn more about and serving for eight hours. We will discuss this in the first class but feel free to email me if you have a suggestion you would like to start over the break.
Please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 213-248-5117 with any questions you have.
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Counselor