Earlier this fall, our Webelos Den was working on completing their Citizen Activity Badge. It is one of the requirements that they need to complete in order to earn their Webelos Badge, and evetually the Arrow of Light.
Considering the times that we are living in, and the very spirited Presidential Election that we are in the middle of, it seemed like a great time to be learning about citizenship and what it means to be a good citizen. I have been thinking about this a lot lately, and have wanted to share this for a long time. With the election only 5 days away, now seems like a great time!Here are the examples of the rights and duties of a good citizen of the United States of America that we taught to our scouts. How many of us know, follow and live these basic principles?
- Worship where you like
- Say what you think (freedom of speech)
- Join with other people at "peaceful" meetings (the right to assemble)
- Own property and choose where to live
- Go to a good school
- Have a trial by jury
- Keep people from searching your home-unless they have a warrant.
- Obey the laws
- Respect the rights and property of others
- Help the police
- Keep informed on what is going on around you
- Help change things that are not good
- Pay Taxes
- Serve on a jury when asked to do so