Route 66

(Discover the World)

By Suzanne Vicoryosmanson



(You may use any higher level requirement as an optional requirement.)


Penguin:  Do three requirements including the two starred.


_____ 1 *   Understand what  Rte 66 is and why it is an important road.


_____ 2.*  Visit a museum or exhibit relating to Rte 66 either in person or online with the permission of a parent.


Otter:  Do four requirements including the two starred.


_____ 1.*  Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2.


_____ 2. *  Trace Rte 66 on a map from its starting point to its finish.  Which states does it cross?


Dolphin:  Do five requirements including the two starred.


_____ 1.*  Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.


_____ 2.*  Learn the history of Rte 66.



Butterfly:  Do six requirements including the two starred.


_____ 1.*  Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.


_____ 2.*  Be able to explain why Rte 66 died.  What was the result for many towns along the route?



Eagle:  Do seven requirements including the two starred.


_____ 1.*  Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2.


_____ 2.*  Write a brief essay about why was this route the most favored of tourists and truck drivers? ( Include things such as it bypassed the high mountain passes of the Rockies, and followed a southern route that was passable year-round)


Owl:  Do nine requirements including the two starred.


_____ 1. *  Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2


_____ 2. *  Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.



Optional Requirements:


_____ 3.  Listen to a few songs about Rte 66: Get your kicks on Rte 66; Taking it Easy, etc. Learn the history behind one


_____ 4.  Visit a historic site along Rte 66: Santa Monica Pier, (standing on the ) Corner in Winslow,Ariz., La Posada Hotel, etc.


_____ 5.  Learn about Harvey Houses


_____ 6.  Watch a movie or TV show related to Route 66.


_____ 7.  Drive (ride) along a section of the Mother Road.


_____ 8.  Find out how much of Route 66 is still travel-able.


_____ 9. Read a book about the road (Annie Mouse's Route 66 Adventure is good for young girls age 5-10)


_____ 10.. Find as many Route 66 associations and foundations as you can.  What are their goals?


_____ 11.  Make a list of at least 10 fun places to visit along Rte. 66.  Find them on a map.


_____ 12.  Plan a pretend trip along Route. 66.  Where would you stop along the way?  How long would you have to drive?  Where might you eat or sleep during your trip?




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Free downloadable book for kids on Rte. 66


Great source for info on Rte. 66