(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), 10 (Butterflies and Eagles), and 15 (Owls) flags from other countries.
____ 2*. Research the history of at least three of the flags you chose for requirement 1*. Why was this design chosen? What does it represent?
____ 3. Make a small booklet of drawings of your favorite flags. 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 flags you chose for requirement 1*. Demonstrate folding it for your family or Troop.
____ 6. Look at a book of flags and choose 20 of your favorites. 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. How have flags changed over the centuries? I.e.: from war-standards to national emblems, etc. Tell your family or Troop what you learned.
____ 8. Find and learn the rules for how to treat another nation’s flag. How is it similar to the United States Federal Flag Code? How is it different?
____ 9. Pick a country and learn how many flags have flown 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. Design your own coat-of-arms. Show it to your family or Troop.
____ 11. Learn how to display flags from more than one nation at a time. How would you fly the United Nations flag? How would you fly the flag of the European Union?
____ 12. Visit a flag store that carries flags from around the world. How many different country's flags do they carry? Which are the most popular? Why?
_____ 13. Make a flag out of fabric that represents your troop or patrol.