AMerican Cultures Merit Badge Requirements
Scoutmaster Bucky American Cultures
Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:
Sunday, March 24, 2019 online 4 Scouts
Thursday, March 21, 2019 online 8 Scouts
Saturday, December 15, 2018 Prior Lake, MN 4 Scouts
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Minneapolis, MN 3 Scouts
Thursday, October 19, 2017 online 8 Scouts
Saturday, May 10, 2016 online 6 Scouts
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Plymouth, MN 4 Scouts
Saturday, March 7, 2015 Maple Plain, MN 1 Scout
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Plymouth, MN 6 Scouts
Saturday, December 21, 2013 Base Camp Fort Snelling, MN 12 Scouts
Saturday, November 9, 2013 Minneapolis, MN 8 Scouts
Saturday, November 17, 2012 Richfield, MN 13 Scouts
Saturday, January 14, 2012 Richfield, MN 9 Scouts
Saturday, January 9, 2010 Richfield, MN 10 Scouts
American Cultures Merit Badge Pamphlet
Created: 1979
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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS source: 2019 Scouts BSA Requirements

Choose THREE groups that have different racial, cultural, national, or ethnic backgrounds, one of which comes from your own background. Use these groups to meet requirements 1, 2, and 3.


1. Do TWO of the following, choosing a different group for each:

a. Go to a festival, celebration, or other event identified with one of the groups. Report on what you see and learn.

b. Go to a place of worship, school, or other institution identified with one of the groups. Report on what you see and learn.

c. Talk with a person from one of the groups about the heritage and traditions of the group. Report on what you learn.

d. Learn a song, dance, poem, or story that is traditional to one group, and teach it to a group of your friends.

e. Go to a library or museum to see a program or exhibit featuring one group's traditions. Report on what you see and learn.


2. 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 the three groups you chose lived there at the same time.


3. Tell about some differences between the religious and social customs of the three groups. Tell about some ideas, or ways of doing things that are similar in the three groups.


4. Tell about a contribution made to our country by three different people, each from a different racial, ethnic, or religious background.


5. Give a talk to your Scout unit or class at school 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.

this page last reviewed / updated: April 2019