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State Flags Badgestate flags

(Discover the World)

Written by Charlotte (R) Duke, Eagle, Troop 109

 

Penguins: Do three requirements including the two starred *.

Otters: Do four requirements including the two starred *.

Dolphins: Do five requirements including the two starred *.

Butterflies: Do six requirements including the two starred *.

Eagles: Do seven requirements including the two starred *.

Owls: Do nine requirements including the two starred *.

 

____ 1*.  Learn to identify 3 (Penguin), 5 (Otters and Dolphins), 8 (Butterflies and Eagles), 11 (Owls) flags from other states.

 

____ 2*.  Research the history of at least one of the flags you chose for requirement 1*.

 

____ 3.  Draw pictures of the state flags you learned about for requirement 1*, and make a small booklet of the drawings. Show it to your family or Troop.

 

____ 4.  Read a book, watch a video, or go online (with your parent’s permission) to find out how flags are made.

 

____ 5.  Learn the correct way to fold one of the state flags you chose for requirement 1*. Demonstrate folding it for your family or Troop.

 

____ 6.  Look at a book of state flags and make a list of the colors for each flag; and then make a graph of how many times each color is used.  Which is the most popular color?

 

____ 7.  Pick one state flag and learn what each color on it symbolizes. Tell your family or Troop what you learn.

 

____ 8.  Learn the rules in the United States Federal Flag Code for how state flags are to be flown. The Texas flag is a special case; why is this?

 

____ 9.  Find out which states have had more than one flag in their history. Choose one state and learn how many flags have flown over it. Look at pictures of each of these flags.  For instance, Texas has had the flags of France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederacy, and the United   States of America fly over it.

 

____ 10.  Learn about heraldry.  Know the heraldic names for each of the following colors: black, blue, red, green, purple, yellow/gold, and white/silver.  Does your family have any coats of arms in its history?  What do they represent?  Design your own coat-of-arms.  Show it to your family or Troop.

 

____ 11.  Choose your favorite state flag and color a picture of it. Make sure you use the right colors for each part.

 

____ 12.  Find out what the rules are for correctly retiring a state flag when it has become to ragged/worn out to fly any more. If possible, conduct a state flag retirement ceremony with your Troop.