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1 Boy Scouts Citizenship in the Community

2 What are the requirements for your badge? What are the requirements for your badge? Scout leader – take over. Scout leader – take over.

3 Citizenship in the Community What is a citizen? What is a citizen? An officially recognized member of a state (Country) An officially recognized member of a state (Country)

4 Citizenship Citizen (Constitutional Definition) “A person born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside” “A person born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside”

5 Citizenship Said another way: “one who owes allegiance to the state (country) and is entitled to its protection” “one who owes allegiance to the state (country) and is entitled to its protection”

6 Duty "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." ---Thomas Jefferson (1816) ---Thomas Jefferson (1816)

7 Rights What is a right? Define it? What rights do you have? List them? Many of our rights are guaranteed in the first ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America… Called the…

8 Bill of Rights and hand signs 1.Freedom of Speech, Religion, Press, Petition, Assembly 2.Right to bear arms 3.Do not have to house soldiers 4.Free from unlawful search and seizures 5.Do not have to testify against yourself, No double jeopardy, Due process 6.Speedy, public jury trial 7.Jury Trial for civil causes over $ No cruel or unusual punishment 9.Rights reserved to the people. 10.Rights reserved to the states.

9 Freedom & Duties Those with great freedom have great responsibility/Duty Giving up responsibility is giving up freedom Giving up responsibility is giving up freedom

10 Examples Freedom & Duties Freedom/ Rights Protected by laws Having rights Right to vote Public education Responsibilities Obey the laws Respecting the rights of others Being an informed voter Earn your education

11 Other Duties Paying taxes Paying taxes Being informed about issues Being informed about issues Monitoring political leaders Monitoring political leaders Serving as a juror Serving as a juror Participating in civic groups Participating in civic groups

12 Other Duties At Home Help out Help out Offer to help Offer to help Do things before you are asked Do things before you are asked Do things when you are asked Do things when you are asked Stop the “just a minute” Stop the “just a minute”

13 Other Duties In School Be better in all you do. Be better in all you do. Help others be better in what they do. Help others be better in what they do. Be respectful and stop the distractions Be respectful and stop the distractions

14 Other Duties In your community Volunteer Volunteer Library Library Salvation Army Salvation Army Service clubs Service clubs Church Church Neighborhood – shovel, rake, mow Neighborhood – shovel, rake, mow

15 Other Duties Remember that you can make a positive difference in your community.

16 Do the Right Thing 1 Corinthians 13: verses Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but (love) rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

17 Do the Right Thing Knowing what the right thing is: 4 is patient and kind; does not envy or boast; is not arrogant 5 or rude. does not insist on its own way; is not irritable or resentful; 6 does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but ( ) rejoices with the truth. 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 4 Your name is patient and kind; Your name does not envy or boast; Your name is not arrogant 5 or rude. Your name does not insist on its own way; Your name is not irritable or resentful; 6 Your name does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but (Your name) rejoices with the truth. 7 Your name bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.


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