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Flags of the World Badge  world 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), 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.