CAN/BSA: citizen badges
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Fri, 4 Nov 1994 20:32:52 EST
>I also have a couple of questions for our international scouters. Do you have
>something similiar to citizenship badges/activity pins in your scouting organi-
>zations? If so, how would you help a foreign citizen in your troops/packs to
>satisfy the requirements?
Canadian Scouts must earn the Citizen Badge to get chevrons (somewhat
similar to ranks in BSA). There are three levels- bronze, silver
and gold. I don't see why foreign citizens could not earn our Citizen
badges; however, I'd also work with them on knowledge of similar
kinds of stuff in their native country.
(ie: Know history of flags Canada has used.. find out how judicial
system in your province or territory works, explain role of a few
Canadian political things..) There is some stuff, though, which
is universal: Discuss daily good turns and how they can help you
to live up to the Scout Promise and Law in your home, patrol & troop.
In Canada, we could add these to the Scouts' requirements; you're
not allowed to do that, though. BSA doesn't like it when people
adapt requirements. You can suggest that they know stuff about
their home country, though.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City