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American Cultures Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the current Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the American Cultures Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the American Cultures merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

https://scoutmasterbucky.com/merit-badges/american-cultures/

Scout's Name:
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.
Requirement 1: Do TWO of the following, choosing a different group for each:
Three groups that have different racial, cultural, national, or ethnic backgrounds, one of which comes from your own background
Requirement 1 a: Go to a festival, celebration, or other event identified with one of the groups. Report on what you see and learn.
Group
Date
Event and location
Notes
Requirement 1 b: Go to a place of worship, school, or other institution identified with one of the groups. Report on what you see and learn.
Group
Date
Place name and location
Notes
Requirement 1 c: Talk with a person from one of the groups about the heritage and traditions of the group. Report on what you learn.
Group
Date
Person's name and position / title (if applicable)
Notes
Requirement 1 d: Learn a song, dance, poem, or story that is traditional to one group, and teach it to a group of your friends.
Group
Date
Song, dance, poem, or story name
Taught it to a group of your friends
Notes
Requirement 1 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.
Group
Date
Place name and location
Notes
Requirement 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.
What you think the city or country might be like today
What you think it might be like if the three groups you chose lived there at the same time
Requirement 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.
Differences between the religious and social customs of the three groups
Some ideas or ways of doing things that are similar in the three groups
Requirement 4: Tell about a contribution made to our country by three different people, each from a different racial, ethnic, or religious background.
Person's name
Group
Person's name
Group
Person's name
Group
Requirement 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.
Place and location
Scout Leader or Teacher or Adult Name
Scout Leader or Teacher or Adult Signature
Phone
Date
Approved
What can be done to help various groups understand one another better