CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD BADGE FAIR
March 4, 2017
REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND FAIR
1. Must be Second Class thru Life Rank at time of applying!
NO Scout or Tenderfoot Ranks Allowed!
2. Two Written Reports.
3. Read the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Book
What did scouts and parents have to say about our Fair?
*I want to thank you for a wonderful merit badge experience. Michael had a great time and learned a great deal. I think that splitting the kids up from their groups is a great idea. I have attended many merit badge universities and have found that when they are allowed to be with their friends, many of them do not pay attention and disrupt the others who are there to learn. Congratulations to you. Thank you again. Also, when they are told they will meet with a counselor at the end, they are more likely to be prepared. Many merit badges are awarded for attendance only. This one I feel was earned. I will be urging the other scouts in our troop to attend this next year. - Lisa Bartley
*I had a great time. Thank you for the day. -Mitch Carmack
*Thanks for hosting this event. My son really enjoyed it and said it was a lot more interesting than other merit badge workshops he's attended. -Kelly Berg
*Great presenters! Wonderful expertise! Very Thorough! Well organized. Excellent!-Scout Leader
►PRE WORK-GUIDELINES FOR WRITING YOUR 2 REPORTS FOR THE COUNSELOR SESSION►
1. YOU MUST WRITE 2 REPORTS IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE FAIR!
Must be on paper. Do not forget to bring the papers with you or else you cannot see a counselor.
One report on 3B and one on your choice of 7 A, B, D, or E. (Do Not Do 7C)!
2. REPORTS MUST BE IN YOUR OWN WORDS.
Do not print information about a country from a website for 3B and hand that in. This is unacceptable!
ALSO, YOU CANNOT WRITE YOUR ANSWERS DOWN ON THE FORM THAT IS ON CRAIG@CRAIGLINCOLN.COM FOR YOUR REPORTS! This is a report we are asking for not a 1-10 word short answer.
3. BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS YOUR PAPERS.
Make sure you know and understand what you wrote because you will not be just turning the paper in and/or reading the report to the counselor. They will check the paper to verify you did this assignment. They will quiz you on what you wrote.
4. EVERY SCOUT MUST DO REQUIREMENT 3B.
Suggestion to write.
Pick a country that is small because the larger the country the more different kinds of climates, natural resources, etc. you get. Should be at least 1 page long. You can even bring pictures and maps to show.
Divide your report into 3 paragraphs: CLIMATE, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND GEOGRAPHY.
In each paragraph, include sentences explaining how each influences the economy and partnership with other countries. This is the most important of all to include in your report. Counselors will be expecting an answer!
5. EVERY SCOUT MUST CHOOSE TO DO ONE: 7A, 7B, or 7E
If you choose 7A: US State Department.
Go to US State Department site. Then, to Policy Issues. Choose a country there. Learn more about an ISSUE you find interesting. It is NOT a report about the State Department!
If you choose 7B:
Go to an INTERNATIONAL NEWS OR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT site. Find a NEWS STORY about a human right realized in the US that is NOT recognized in another country.
If you choose 7E
If at any time this year you went to a Festival like German, Mexican, Greek, Japanese Festival, or International Festival. Did you go to Epcot and visit the countries there that would count too. Write a half page report on what you saw. How was the food different? Were the clothes they wore different than ours? How about the music and/or dancing how was it different than ours? Did they make crafts; what materials did they use, what was it used for? What did you think about this culture? If an international festival what was your favorite country. Why?
If you do not get a chance to go to a festival then maybe go to a cultural play or concert. Example: Riverdance or Shen Yu. Write about what it was like. How did the music compare to our culture? Did it have different instruments?
6. Attention for a Whole Troop or Brothers coming!
This is an individual badge. This should Not be a TROOP PROJECT where everyone has the same report!
Citizenship in the World Merit badge counselors ask each scout from the same troop or brothers NOT do the same
country and/or have similar reports for requirement 7. This is unacceptable. You can help your troop but make sure they have different countries, topics, ideas, etc.
For More Information call 636-541-1025 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Boy Scout "Citizenship in the World Badge Fair" is held each year in January and February. This coming year we will only be doing one.
More than 4,600 scouts throughout the Metro-politan St. Louis region and parts of Illinois have participated in this annual fair.
The Scout need only to attend one day in order to earn the badge.
The fair consist of two sessions. In the first session, scouts will attend eight classes that covers nine requirements of the badge. Each class is 20 minutes long. The classes are presented by various organizations. Some of the people we have had in the past include: The American Red Cross, The United Nations of St. Louis Citigroup, St. Louis University Law School, and the FBI.
The second session will be in the afternoon; this is the counselor session. The scouts are put in small groups with a Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Counselor. Counselors will have scouts present and discuss Requirements 3B and either 7 (A, B, D, or E). These two requirements must be written in report form and done prior to attending the fair. This session could be from 15-20 minutes depending on the counselor. After the counselor talks to the scout they will sign off the classes they attended that day and if they approve the reports on the merit badge card. If all the requirements have been completed then a scout will complete the badge.
Cost $18.00 per scout
MUST be Registered and PrePaid in Advance in order to attend.
No Walk ins!