Cub Scout Citizenship - Main Page - Scout Citizenship Sample Home Safety Checklist Cub Scout's Name: _____ Cub Scout Citizenship Workbook Page 2 of 6 Cub Scout Citizenship Pin Earn the Cub Scout Citizenship belt loop, and complete five of the following ...
Cub Scout CitizenshipAcademics WorkbookThe work space provided for each requirement should be used by the Cub Scout to make notes for discussing the item with Akela,not for providing the full and complete answers. Each Cub Scout must do each requirement.No one may add or subtract from the official requirements found in the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide (Pub. 34299)This workbook was updated in May 2013.Workbook Copyright 2013 - U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. - All Rights ReservedRequirements Copyright, Boy Scouts of America (Used with permission.)http://www.USScouts.Org http://www.MeritBadge.OrgPlease submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about this workbook to: Workbooks@USScouts.OrgComments or suggestions for changes to the requirements for the Belt Loop or Pin should be sent to: Advancement.Team@Scouting.OrgCub Scouts Name: _____________________________________ Pack No. :______________________________________Webelos Scouts that earn the Citizenship Belt Loop while a Webelos Scoutalso satisfy part of requirement 8 for the Citizen Activity Badge, which is required for the Webelos Badge.Cub Scout Citizenship Belt Loop (See the Pin Requirements below.)Complete these three requirements: 1. Develop a list of jobs you can do around the home. Chart your progress for one week.Job Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 2. Make a poster showing things that you can do to be a good citizen. 3. Participate in a family, den, or school service project.http://www.usscouts.org/http://www.meritbadge.org/mailto:Workbooks@usscouts.org?subject=Merit%20Badge%20Workbooksmailto:Advancement.Team@Scouting.OrgCub Scout Citizenship Sample Home Safety Checklist Cub Scout's Name: ________________________Cub Scout Citizenship WorkbookCub Scout Citizenship PinEarn the Cub Scout Citizenship belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:. 1. Interview someone who has become a naturalized citizen.Give a report of your interview to your den or family. 2. Write a letter to your newspaper about an issue that concerns you. Send your letter by mail or e-mail. 3. Create a collage about America. 4. Make a list of items to check for a home safety or energy audit and then inspect your home. Talk with your parent oradult partner about correcting any problems you find.(You may want to use the home safety checklist or energy audit checklist attached to the end of this worksheet) 5. Visit your local site of government. Interview someone who is involved with the governmental process. 6. Visit a courtroom and talk with someone who works there. 7. Go to the polls with your parents when they vote. Talk to them about their choices. 8. Take part in a parade with your den or pack. 9. List ways you can recycle various materials and conserve and protect the environment. 10. Attend a community event or visit a landmark in your community.http://www.meritbadgRequirement resources can be found here:Page 2 of 6e.org/wiki/index.php/Cub_Scout_Citizenship#Requirement resourceshttp://www.meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Cub_Scout_Citizenship#Requirement_resourcesCub Scout Citizenship Sample Home Safety Checklist Cub Scout's Name: ________________________Cub Scout Citizenship Workbook Page 3 of 6Check safety steps that being taking in your home. Write N/A if the item is not applicable. Items left blank may present asafety hazard. This list provides some sample safety steps you might take. Ask your parent or guardian for help.S tairw ays,Halls,andO utdoorS teps Stairways with three or more steps have a strong handrail. Stairs/halls are kept free from boxes, toys, brooms, tools, etc. Gates at top and bottom of stairs prevent children from falling. The head and foot of stairs have no small or loose rugs. Stair carpeting or covering is fastened securely. Stairways & halls have good lighting, controllable at each end.Kitchen Matches are kept where children cannot get them. Knives & sharp instruments are kept in knife drawers or holder. Can openers don't leave sharp edges on cans. Disinfectants & cleaning products are out of reach of children. Pan handles are turned away from stove edges. Spilled grease, water, or bits of food are wiped up immediately. Pot holders are within easy reach. A fire extinguisher is mounted near the stove.Bathroom Tub and shower are equipped with strong handholds. Tub floor has non-slip surface. Poisons are marked, sealed shut, and out of reach of children. Medicines are out of reach of children in childproof containers. No one takes medicine in the dark.A tticandBasem ent Ladder is strong, solid, and sturdily constructed. Stairway is sturdy and well lighted. Children keep skates and play gear in a specific place.Walls and beams are free from protruding nails. Fuses or circuit breakers are the proper size. Rubbish & flammable materials are in covered metal cans.Wastepaper is kept away from furnace and stairs.L ivingR oom andDiningR oom Furniture is placed to allow easy passage in an emergency. Before bedtime, furniture placement is checked for orderliness. Furniture and woodwork solid, in good repair, and free from. Fireplace screen fits snugly. Rugs are fastened or laid on non-slip pads. Rugs are kept from curling at their edges.Wax on floors is thoroughly buffed. Fire in fireplace is extinguished at bedtime. Candles are in stable holders and fully extinguished after use.Bedroom Smoke alarm has fresh battery or electrical connection & istested regularly. Carbon monoxide detector has fresh battery or electricalconnection and is tested regularly. Furniture placement for clear passage between bed and door. Light switch or lamp is within easy reach from bed. A night-light illuminates bedroom or hall. Bureau and dresser drawers are closed when not in use. Bar across bunk beds helps prevent falls. Children are taught not to lean against windows or screens. Sturdily screen low windows to prevent children from falling. Smoking in bed is prohibited. Gas and electric heating devices are turned off at bedtime.N ursery Bars on cribs are closely spaced. Crib is approved by Consumer Products or similar. Crib is free from sharp edges or corners. Sleeping garments and covers keep baby warm withoutdanger of smothering. Pillows are kept out of bassinet or crib. No thin, plastic material is in or near the crib. Children are taught not to give marbles, etc. to youngerchildren. Toys are sturdy & have no sharp edges. Nontoxic paint is used on baby furniture and toys. All houseplants are nonpoisonous.Cub Scout Citizenship Sample Home Safety Checklist Cub Scout's Name: ________________________Cub Scout Citizenship Workbook Page 4 of 6S toves,Furnaces,andHeaters Stoves are away from curtains. Stoves & furnaces are inspected & cleaned annually. Gas burners are properly adjusted and free from leaks. Gas water and space heaters are equipped with vents or flues.Water heater or boiler has a safety valve & is checked yearly. Flames of gas burners are protected from drafts. Insulating shield protects woodwork within 18 of furnace, etc. Keep flammable materials away from stoves, furnaces, etc. A wrench is stored near the shut-off valve of outside gas line.P orch,Yard,andGarage Railings and banisters are sound and inspected periodically. Steps and walks are kept free from ice and snow. Yard/play space are free from holes, stones, glass, etc. Tools and dangerous articles are out of reach of children. Dangerous products & chemicals are kept in originalcontainers in locked storage areas.Wires and low fences are brightly painted or clearly marked.Wells, cisterns, and pits are kept securely covered. Disposable materials are not burned outside. An area is marked off in the garage for bicycles, wagons, etc. Lawn mower is equipped with proper safeguards.W orkshop Good ventilation exists, especially when sanding. Safety goggles and/or face mask are available, with eyewash. Baking soda is kept handy to neutralize acid burns. All electrical tools are either three-wire or double-insulated.Work area is well lit & free of clutter, scraps, rags. All tools have a place & are in their place. Guards are in place on all power tools. A push stick is available for use with power saws.ElectricalDevicesandFixtures Electrical fixtures and appliances are located & used beyondarm's length of the sink, stove, tub, shower, or other groundedmetal unless outlet is protected by a ground-fault interrupter. Do not touch electrical fixtures or appliances with wet hands. Disconnect seldom-used appliances when not in use. All pull-type sockets have an insulating link. Household appliances are disconnected before repairs. Unused, open, screw-type sockets are plugged closed. Frayed or worn electric cords are promptly replaced. Long trailing cords are not in evidence. UA-approved extension cords are the proper size. Cords are kept out from under rugs, doors, and furniture. Children are taught never to touch electric sockets or fixtures. Fuses are adequate for the load and are not bypassed. Circuit breakers are not overloaded.General At least one smoke detector in each bedroom & garage. Everything has a place and is in its place. Stepladders are in good repair and stored out of the way.Window screens and storm windows are securely fastened. Guns are stored unloaded and in locked cases. Guns and ammunition are stored separately. Children are permitted to use only blunt-end scissors. Housework clothing has no drooping sleeves, sashes, or frills. Shoes worn for housework have low heels. All shoes are in good repair. Kerosene, gasoline, paint thinners, and other volatile materialsare stored outside in special, clearly marked metal containers. Oil mops, dust rags, painting equipment, and other oilymaterials are stored outside in open metal containers. Everyone turns on a light before entering a dark room. Matches are extinguished before they're thrown away. Children are never permitted to play with matches. Fire extinguishers are readily available.ForEm ergency Know how to get emergency help (911, poison control, etc.). Be able to find water, gas, & electric shutoffs. Check annually. First aid kit approved by your doctor/American Red Cross. Know basic first aid procedures. Have a fire escape plan from your home. Emergency water supply. Handheld flashlights readily available. In earthquake-prone areas, make sure that the water heaterand bookcases are bolted to the walls.Cub Scout Citizenship Sample Home Energy Audit Cub Scout's Name: ________________________Cub Scout Citizenship Workbook Page 5 of 6This list provides some steps to consider. Ask your parent or guardian for help.Attic Insulation - Is there enough insulation between ceiling joists? Vents - Sufficient and unobstructed?Living Areas Air Leakage - Tape a foot of toilet paper to a pencil with paper hanging free. Hold near windows and doorframes, window air-conditioning units, and electrical covers. If paper moves, you may need weather-stripping, caulking, or storm windows. Wall Insulation - Are the wall too cool to the touch on a cold day or too warm on a hot day? Thermostat - Set at 68 degrees in winter (turn down 5 degrees more when sleeping), 78 in summer. Drapes - During winter, open drapes and shades to let sunlight in. Close at night. During the summer, close drapes. Unused Rooms - Close heating and cooling vents, doors in areas seldom used. Use fans instead of air conditioning when possible. Fans can also help circulate air when the air conditioning is on.Fireplace Close the damper when fireplace is not in use. Glass doors keep heat from escaping up the chimney.Kitchen Refrigerator/Oven Seal - To test, close a dollar bill in the door. If the bill moves with little resistance, the seal is bad. Appliances - Use washers and dryers in the morning and late evening hours when energy requirements are lower. Lights - Turn off lights when not used. Install lower wattage and fluorescent light bulbs whenever possible. Faucets do not drip.Basement/Crawl Space Heating/Cooling System - Clean or replace filters monthly. Have unit serviced once a year. Water Heater - Set temperatures no higher than 160 degrees. Drain sediments 3-4 times a year. Ducts/Pipes - Insulate hot water pipes as well as heating and cooling ducts. Floors - If you have a crawl space under your house, install batt-type fiberglass insulation under floors. Venting - Washer & dryer units should be vented directly to the outside.Outside Weather Stripping & Caulking - Caulk the cracks around windows, weather-strip around doors. Windows - Storm windows and double-paned glass can reduce energy usage up to 15%. Doors - Keep doors tightly closed on hot or cold days. Storm Doors - Help insulate doorsAttachment (NOTE: It is not necessary to print this page.)Page 6 of 6Important excerpts from the Guide To Advancement, No. 33088:Effective January 1, 2012, the Guide to Advancement (which replaced the publication Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures) isnow the official Boy Scouts of America source on advancement policies and procedures. [ Inside front cover, and 188.8.131.52 ] Unauthorized Changes to Advancement ProgramNo council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to, or subtract from, advancement requirements.(There are limited exceptions relating only to youth members with disabilities. For details see section 10, Advancement for MembersWith Special Needs.) [ Inside front cover, and 184.108.40.206 ] The Guide to Safe Scouting AppliesPolicies and procedures outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting, No. 34416, apply to all BSA activities, including those related toadvancement and Eagle Scout service projects. [Note: Always reference the online version, which is updated quarterly.] [ 220.127.116.11 ] ] Who Approves Cub Scout Advancement?A key responsibility for den leaders is to implement the core den meeting plans as outlined in the Den & Pack Meeting ResourceGuide, No. 34409. For Wolf, Bear, and Webelos advancement, den leaders take the lead in approving requirements, though theirassistants, and also parents who help at meetings, may be asked to play the role of Akela and assist. Parents sign for requirementsthat, according to meeting plans and instructions in the handbooks, take place at home. For the Bobcat trail and Tiger Cubachievements, parents (or adult partners) should sign in the boys handbook; the den leader then approves as progress is recordedin the dens advancement record. [ 18.104.22.168 ] Do Your BestAdvancement performance in Cub Scouting is centered on its motto: Do Your Best. When a boy has done thishis very bestthenregardless of the requirements for any rank or award, it is enough; accomplishment is noted. This is why den leaders, assistants, andparents or guardians are involved in approvals. Generally they know if effort put forth is really the Cub Scouts best. [ 22.214.171.124 ] Cub Scout Academics and Sports ProgramMore than just a recognition opportunity, this program develops new skills, improves those existing, and otherwise enriches CubScouting. Details can be found in the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, No. 34299. Activities include subjects likescience, video games, collecting, and chess; and sports such as baseball, skateboarding, and table tennis. Each has two levelsabelt loop and a pin. Belt loops, which can be earned more than once, are awarded when each of three requirements is met. CubScouts may then continue with additional requirements and earn the pin. Archery and BB gun shooting are included, but can only beconducted at a council presented activity with certified supervisors.Additional notes of interest: Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements for all Academics and Sports Belt Loops and Pins(except shooting sports) in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents oradult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins. Akela (Pronounced Ah-KAY-la) Title of respect used in Cub Scoutingany good leader is Akela. Akela is also the leader andguide for Cub Scouts on the advancement trail. The name comes from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. (See "Law of the Pack.") Law of the Pack The Cub Scout follows Akela.The Cub Scout helps the pack go.The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.The Cub Scout gives goodwill.http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdfhttp://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS/toc.aspxTextfield: Cub_Scouts_Name: Pack_No: 1_Develop_a_list_of_jobs_you_can_do_around_the_hom: Textfield0: Textfield1: Textfield2: Textfield3: Textfield4: Textfield5: Textfield6: Textfield7: Textfield8: Textfield9: Textfield10: Textfield11: Textfield12: Textfield13: Textfield14: Textfield15: Textfield16: Textfield17: Textfield18: Textfield19: Textfield20: Textfield21: Textfield22: Textfield23: Textfield24: Textfield25: Textfield26: Textfield27: Textfield28: Textfield29: Textfield30: Textfield31: Textfield32: Textfield33: Textfield34: Textfield35: Textfield36: Textfield37: Textfield38: Textfield39: Textfield40: Textfield41: Textfield42: Textfield43: Textfield44: Textfield45: Textfield46: Textfield47: Textfield48: Textfield49: Textfield50: Textfield51: Textfield52: Textfield53: Textfield54: Textfield55: Textfield56: Textfield57: Textfield58: Textfield59: Textfield60: Textfield61: Textfield62: Textfield63: 2_Make_a_poster_showing_things_that_you_can_do_to: 3_Participate_in_a_family_den_or_school_service_pr: 1_Interview_someone_who_has_become_a_naturalized_c: Textfield65: 2_Write_a_letter_to_your_newspaper_about_an_issue: 3_Create_a_collage_about_America: 4_Make_a_list_of_items_to_check_for_a_home_safety: 5_Visit_your_local_site_of_government_Interview_so: 6_Visit_a_courtroom_and_talk_with_someone_who_work: 7_Go_to_the_polls_with_your_parents_when_they_vote: 8_Take_part_in_a_parade_with_your_den_or_pack: 9_List_ways_you_can_recycle_various_materials_and: 10_Attend_a_community_event_or_visit_a_landmark_in: Stairways_with_three_or_more_steps_have_a_strong_h: Furniture_is_placed_to_allow_easy_passage_in_an_em: Stairshalls_are_kept_free_from_boxes_toys_brooms_t: Before_bedtime_furniture_placement_is_checked_for: 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