Merit Badge Academy - Gulf Ridge Council

Merit Badge Academy
May 10, 2014
St. Leo University
Merit Badge Information Sheet
Merit Badge
American Heritage
Click here for the complete requirements
Christine Milius
Class period
AM (9:00am-12:00pm)
Location (subject to change)
These requirements must be completed in
120 Lewis Hall
Be prepared to satisfy speaking requirements 2, 3, and 4
during the Merit Badge Academy. You must participate
in order to receive credit for these requirements.
1. Read the Declaration of Independence. Pay close
attention to the section that begins with “We hold
these truths to be self-evident” and ends with “to
provide new Guards for their future security.” Rewrite
that section in your own words, making it as easy to
understand as possible. Then, share your writing with
your merit badge counselor and discuss the
importance of the Declaration to all Americans.
5. Do ONE of the following:
a. Watch two motion pictures (with the approval and
permission of your counselor and parent) that are
set in some period of American history. Describe to
your counselor how accurate each film is with
regard to the historical events depicted and also
with regard to the way the characters are
b. Read a biography (with your counselor’s approval) of
someone who has made a contribution to
America’s heritage. Tell some things you admire
about this individual and some things you do not
admire. Explain why you think this person has
made a positive or a negative contribution to
America’s heritage.
c. Listen to recordings of popular songs from various
periods of American history. Share five of these
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songs with your counselor, and describe how each
song reflects the way people felt about the period
in which it was popular. If a recording is not
available, have a copy of the lyrics available.
Class work
All other requirements will be taught at the MBA.
These requirements will be completed during the
Merit Badge Academy, time permitting
Merit Badge Pamphlet Required?
Click here for the online workbook
Print this and bring it to class
Yes. You must bring the pamphlet to class.
Cell phones may not be used until the class has concluded.
Reminders You must wear your field uniform to the Merit Badge Academy.
Bring paper and a pencil or pen to your classes and be prepared to participate. If
prerequisites are listed, bring evidence that you have completed those to give to your
Thank your merit badge counselors! They are volunteering their time to help you on your
Journey to Eagle.
The next Merit Badge Academy will be November 1, 2014. See you there!
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