PACK•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Pack 444: Training - United States Heritage Award

 

United States Heritage Award

 

 

 

The United States Heritage Award was designed to give youth recognition for learning about the heritage of the United States of America, and being involved.

By completing the United States Heritage Award, it is hoped greater understanding and pride of our nation will prevail. A medal and a patch can be awarded to all that successfully complete the award requirements. All requirements can be done with a unit, group, family, or individually.

The United States Heritage Award has two different award levels:

  • Silver award is for youth ages 6-10
  • Gold award is for youth aged 11-18.

Adults can also earn the gold award if they complete the requirements and assist a youth in earning the United States Heritage Award.

 

Silver Award Requirements

 

 

 

Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

To earn the United States Heritage Award a youth must:

  1. Tell when the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
  2. Learn the first verse of the national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner”.
  3. Know the Pledge of Allegiance. Explain what it means
  4. Learn about the United States Flag.
         a. What colors does the United States flag have?
         b. How many stars are on the blue rectangle (canton)? What do the stars symbolize?
         c. How many stripes are on the flag? What colors are the stripes? What do the stripes symbolize?
         d. How do you show respect for the United States flag?
  5. Make a list of the thirteen original states of the United States of America.
  6. Who is the President of the United States of America?
  7. My America. Do one of the following:
         a. Write a short story or poem about one of the following topics : Why America Is Special To Me, What It Means To Be Free, If I Were President…
         b. Draw a picture of a famous person in American History and tell what they did.
  8. Render a service that benefits a neighborhood or community.

 

Gold Award Requirements

 

 

 

Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

To earn the United States Heritage Award a youth must:

  1. Tell when the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
  2. Tell when the Constitution of the United States was signed.
  3. Know the first two verses of the national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner.”
         Tell who wrote the national anthem and when.
  4. Know the Pledge of Allegiance. Explain what it means.
  5. The United States Flag:
         a. Tell what the thirteen stripes represent. Please list all thirteen.
         b. From 1795 to 1818 there was something different about the US Flag.
              Find out what it was and why it was changed.
         c. Explain three proper ways of displaying the United States flag.
         d. Tell how you show respect for the United States flag.
  6. Do one of the following:
         a. Find out what the parts of the flag are called. Draw a picture showing the following:
              
    CantonFlag Staff
    FlyGrommet
    Field (or Ground)Peak
    Fly EndUnion
    HoistTruck
    FinialHalyard

         b. Write a short story or poem about one of the following topics :
              Why America Is Special To Me, What It Means to Be An American,
              What It Means To Be Free, If I Were President…
  7. Make a list of the 50 states in the United States of America.
  8. Name the current President, Vice-President, and the Speaker of the House.
  9. Name the two Senators for your state and the representative for your congressional district.
  10. Participate in a service project that benefits a neighborhood or community.
  11. *ADULTS. Assist a youth in earning the United States Heritage Award.

United States Heritage Award Adult Guide

Adult Guide for use in working on the United States Heritage Silver and Gold Award requirements

 

 

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