by Kerry Cordy
(You may use any higher level requirement as an optional requirement as well as those listed at the end of the badge.)
Penguin:Â Do three requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.*Â Â Learn the 10 commandments.
_____ 2.*Â Â The first 4 commandments tell us to love God more than anything else. The next 6 commandments are to help us love others. Take a few minutes to thank God for loving us and ask Him to help us love others.
Otter:Â Do four requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.*Â Â Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2. *Â Discuss with an adult how you can apply the 10 commandments to your own life.
Dolphin:Â Do five requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.*Â Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2.*Â Learn the story of Moses and how the 10 commandments were given to the Jewish people.Â Know where to find the 10 commandments in the Bible or Torah.
Butterfly:Â Do six requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.*Â Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2.*Â Print each of the 10 commandments on a piece of paper.Â Then arrange the papers from the commandment that you think is the most important down to the one you feel is the least important. Discuss with an adult why you arranged them the way you did.
Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.*Â Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2.*Â Learn about the role the 10 commandments has played in modern law.
Owls: Do nine requirements including the two starred.
_____1. *Â Do Eagle requirements 1 and 2
_____2. *Â Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. Â Â You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.Â Â If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.
_____ 3.Â Create a poster about the 10 commandments
_____ 4.Â Do a craft that involves the 10 commandments.Â Examples might include:
- Make puppets to role play situations that discuss the 10 commandments
- Make 10 commandment tablets: You will need: 2 pieces of cardboard or heavy cardstock for each person black and white poster paint paint brushes. Cut each piece of cardboard into the shape of a stone tablet.Â Mix the black an white paint into various shades of gray and paint your tablets.Â When dry, print 5 commandments on each one, or glue on a preprinted list of commandments for smaller children.
- Purchase a craft kit from Oriental Trading at www.orientaltrading.com such as their 10 commandments necklace, kids craft, or sticker scene.
_____ 5.Â Learn a song about the 10 commandments.Â An example can be found here:
The Ten Commandment SongÂ â Garden of Praise http://gardenofpraise.com/tencom.htm
_____ 6.Â Create a skit, or role play situations, regarding the 10 commandments.
_____ 7. Help teach the 10 commandments to younger children (Eagles and Butterflies only).
_____ 8.Â Write an essay about what the 10 commandments means to you.
_____ 9.Â Discuss how rules and laws are important.Â Come up with 10 commandments for your troop.
Ideas might include:
Thou shalt always wear your uniform to meetings.
Thou shalt be on time.Â Thou shalt listen to and obey your leaders.
Thou shalt not horse around or rough-house.etc.
_____ 10.Â Participate in a service project that addresses one of the 10 commandments.Â Examples might include:
- Hold a yard sale and donate the proceeds to a local charity that helps the homeless. Donate any left over items to a charitable thrift store. (You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.)
- Conduct a teddy bear/stuffed animal drive and donate new or gently used stuffed animals to your local police department to hand out to kids whose parent has been arrested. (Thou shalt not kill.Â Thou shalt not steal).
- Help with a project at your local church such as weeding, or helping to paint or decorate a room. (Do no have any other gods before me)
- Make coupon books to give to your parents with a list of extra chores you will do around the house for them.Â (Honor thy father and mother)
_____ 11.Â Play a game to help you learn the 10 commandments.Â Two examples are shown below:
- 10 Commandments Bowling
You will need:Â 10 plastic bowling pins or empty water bottles, 1 ball, 2 sets of cards with each set having one card of each of the 10 Commandments
To Play:Â Divide the group into two teams.Â Each team takes turns bowling and trying to knock down the pins (small children can get closer to the pins than the older children).Â Count how many pins they know down. They then take the commandment card that goes with that number.Â For example, if they knock down 6 pins, they would take and read the card with the 6th commandment.Â The team to get all 10 of their cards first wins.Â The game gets harder as it progresses since you have to knock down a specific number of pins to get the card.
- 10 Commandments Dice Game
You will need: 2 dice (giant foam or cardboard dice are more fun!) 2 sets of 10 commandment cards
To Play: Divide the group into two teams.Â Teams take turns rolling the dice.Â Add the two numbers together.Â The team must then recite that number commandment.Â For example, if they roll a 3 and a 4, they must recite the 7th commandment.Â If they roll an 11 or 12, they can choose which commandment to recite. If recited correctly, they get to take that commandment card.Â The first team to get all 10 cards wins.
_____ 12. Print each of the 10 commandments on a piece of paper.Â Then arrange the papers from the commandment that you think is the most important down to the one you feel is the least important.Â Discuss with an adult why you arranged them the way you did.