- Describe your community to your counselor giving:
- Short history
- Cultures and ethnic groups
- Major places of employment What is the future of your community?
- Mark or point out on a map of your community the following:
- Chief government buildings.
- Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home.
- Schools, churches, and synagogues near your home.
- Main highways to neighboring cities and towns.
- Nearest railroads and bus stations and airport, if any.
- Chief industries or other major places of employment.
- Historical and other interesting points.
- Do the following:
- Chart the organization of your local or state government. Show the top
offices and tell which are elected or appointed.
- Name the political parties in your community government and list four
persons active in the politics of your community and what positions they
- Attend ONE of the following:
- County board meeting
- City council meeting
- School board meeting
- Municipal, county, or state court session.
- After visiting the governmental meeting, obtain a copy of that body's published
budget. Review the major sources of income and expenses for its operation with
- List the services your community provides to the citizens in return for the taxes
paid by you and your parents.
- Select a city county, or school problem or issue under consideration from the local
newspaper or news broadcast and write a letter expressing your views to the
mayor, administrator, or school board president. Show this letter and any
response to your counselor.
- List and describe the work of five volunteer organizations through which people in
your community work together for the good of your community.
- Tell how to report an accident or an emergency in your community.
- List five ways you can demonstrate good citizenship in your community, religious
institution, school, or Scouting unit.