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Additional Youth Awards - United States Heritage Awards

The United States Heritage Award can be earned by any youth ages 6 to 18. Requirements are broke down into two categories.  The Silver United States Heritage Award is for youth ages 6 to 10 years old, while the Gold United States Heritage Award is meant for youth ages 11 to 18 years old.

The patch and/or medal may be worn on the Cub Scout's Red Vest



 


Silver United States Heritage Award


  

Requirements

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 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 United States Heritage Award


  

Requirements

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 it 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:
                                  Canton Flag Staff                             Fly Grommet
                                  Field (or Ground) Peak                   Fly End Union
                                  Hoist Truck                                        Finial Halyard
          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 of 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. Render a service that benefits a neighborhood or community.

  
  

Adult United States Heritage Award


  

Requirements

1. Complete the Gold United States Heritage Requirements.

2. Assist a youth in earning their United States Heritage Award

  
  

Adult United States Heritage Award Resources