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 World Peace

(Discover the World)

By Kerry Cordy

 

 

Penguin:  Do three requirements including the two starred.

 

_____ 1.*  Learn at least 3 symbols for peace that are used in artwork.

 

_____ 2.* What would world peace look like? Discuss with an adult or with your troop.

 

 

Otter:  Do four requirements including the 2 starred.

 

_____ 1.*  Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2.   Learn the history of each peace symbol and where it came from.

 

_____ 2.*  Create a piece of artwork expressing world peace.  This could be a drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, piece of jewelry, quilt, or anything else you can think of.

 

 

Dolphin:  Do five requirements including the 2 starred.

 

_____ 1.*  Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.

 

_____ 2.*  Learn what bigotry is and what prejudiced means.  Is there bigotry in your own community?  What are your own fears and prejudices about people who are different from you?  Try to find things you have in common instead of focusing on your differences.  If possible, meet someone from another country or religion and invite them to share their culture with you.

 

 

Butterfly:  Do six requirements including the 2 starred.

 

_____ 1.*  Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.

 

_____ 2.*  Choose an issue that affects world peace such as weapons of mass destruction, over-population, religious tensions, or world hunger  and read articles or listen to someone speak about your issue.  Find out different points of view and then share your opinions with your troop or family.

 

 

Eagle:  Do seven requirements including the 2 starred

 

_____ 1.*  Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2

 

_____ 2.*  Write a letter to the president of the United States, or to your congressman/woman asking specific questions about world peace issues.  If you have ideas for them, feel free to share them as well.  Include a return address so that they can write you back.

 

Owl:  Do nine requirements including the 2 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.  Research video games that deal with war and violence.  Why do you think these games are popular?  Do you think these games make people think that violence is the solution to every conflict?  Discuss violence in video games with your parents.  Then design your own game with heroes or heroines that solve conflict in a nonviolent way.

 

_____ 4.  Collect political cartoons and discuss them with your troop or parent.  Do you agree with the point of view of the cartoon?  Is it done in a tasteful manner or in a way that invites further conflict?  Design a cartoon of your own advocating world peace.  See if you can get it printed in a local school or community paper.

 

_____ 5.  Write a story or play about world peace.

 

_____ 6.  Learn at least 4 (5 for Otter, 6 for Dolphin, 7 for Butterfly, 8 for Eagle, 9 for Owl) famous quotes about peace.  Who said each and why?

 

_____ 7.  Find out what the Nobel Peace Prize is and learn about at least 3 of the winners.

 

_____ 8.  Research careers that influence world peace such as politicians, teachers, diplomats, entertainers, and people in the medical field.  Choose one and find out what education is required, what salary you can expect and what hours and travel may be required.

 

_____ 9.  Find out what others think about world peace.  Design a survey with at least 10 questions to ask people about how to obtain world peace or about specific world peace issues.   Have at least 15 people fill out your survey and then share your results with your family or troop.

 

_____ 10.  Learn 3 songs about world peace and teach them to your troop, friends, or family.

 

_____ 11.  Visit an organization that is working toward world peace in some form.  Volunteer at least 4 hours to help them in any way you can.

 

_____ 12.  Host a Peace contest through your school or troop.  Form a committee to select judges and prizes for the best posters, essays poems, songs, etc.

 

_____ 13.  Celebrate International Peace Day on September 21 by throwing a Peace Party with your troop or family.

 

_____ 14.  Write a letter to the president of the United States, or to your congressman/woman asking specific questions about world peace issues.  If you have ideas for them, feel free to share them as well.  Include a return address so that they can write you back. (Penguin - Butterfly only)

 

_____ 15.   Say a prayer for peace every night for a week.

 

_____ 16.  Find out what the World Peace bell is and where it is located.