A merit badge
for Boy scouts
. This is not a required badge for Eagle
. Taken from meritbadge.com:
Choose TWO groups that have different racial, cultural, national, or ethnic
backgrounds. Use these groups to meet requirements 1, 2, and 3. Also complete requirement
4 and either requirement 5a or 5b.
- Do TWO of the following, choosing a different group for each:
- Go to a festival, celebration, or other event identified with one of the groups. Report
on what you see and learn.
- Go to a church, clubhouse, school, or other institution identified with one of the
groups. Report on what you see and learn.
- Talk with a person from one of the groups about the heritage and traditions of the
group. Report on what you learn.
- Learn a song, dance, poem, or story that is traditional to one group, and teach it to a
group of your friends.
- Go to a library or museum to see a program or exhibit featuring one group's traditions.
Report on what you see and learn.
- Imagine that one of the groups had always lived alone in a city or country to which no
other groups ever came. Tell what you think the city or country might be like today. Now
tell what you think it might be like if both groups lived there at the same time.
- Tell about some differences between the religious and social customs of the two groups.
Tell about some ideas or ways of doing things that are similar in both groups.
- Tell about a contribution made to our country by three different people, each from a
different background such as black American, white American, Native American,
Hispanic-American, Asian-American, or any other background of your choosing. Their
backgrounds may be religious, as well, such as Jews, Muslims, Hindus, etc.
- Do ONE of the following:
- Give a talk to your troop or school class on how people from different groups have
gotten along together. Lead a discussion on what can be done to help various groups
understand one another better.
- Tell about some achievements of the United Nations accomplished by people of many
cultures and beliefs working in one organization. Tell how the U.N. has dealt with some
problems caused by conflicts between different groups.