Civis Program Area
(click on badge for requirements)
- Citizenship in the World
Scouts in this session will discover that they are already citizens of the world, and that their reponsibility as world citizens involves a willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries. Central activities include defining citizenship and discussing the relationships between the many nations and organizations of the world. We recommend that Scouts be at least 13 years of age in order to participate. Requirement 7 must be completed before coming to camp.
- Citizenship in the Nation
Scouts in this session will learn how to become active citizens who are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights. Much of the material focuses on the organization and operation of the United States government. We recommend that Scouts be at least 13 years of age in order to participate. Requirements 2 and 8 must be completed before coming to camp.
In this session, Scouts will sharpen their speaking and writing skills by learning about various methods of communication and then putting them into practice. Several written assignments and oral presentations are required. We recommend that Scouts be at least 13 years of age in order to participate. Requirements 5 and 8 must be completed before coming to camp.
In this session, Scouts will develop the self-confidence, motivation, friendliness, and persistence necessary to overcome obstacles and solve problems through hands-on experience in retail operations. Scouts will work with Trading Post staff members to learn how we "run" the business behind the scenes. We recommend that Scouts be at least 13 years of age in order to participate.
By earning the Entrepreneurship merit badge, Scouts will learn about identifying opportunities, creating and evaluating business ideas, and exploring the feasibility (how doable it is) of an idea for a new business. They will also have the chance to fit everything together as they start and run their own business ventures. We recommend that Scouts be at least 14 years of age in order to participate.
- Disability Awareness
Understand various disabilities and how they affect your friends, family, and community members with the Disability Awareness Merit Badge. Scouts will learn about the experiences of someone with a disability, explain the significance of disability etiquette, and how it may differ depending on the specific disability. This program will include a field trip, so parents need to be made aware and sign a permission slip.
- Indian Lore
In this merit badge session, Scouts will learn about the many different cultures, languages, religions, styles of dress, and ways of life of American Indians. As part of this discovery, Scouts will complete several creative projects. Scouts of all ages are welcome. There is a $15 fee for program materials.