From the Scouter Manual:
Objective: I will learn about what it means to be Canadian. When planning your adventures, you might like to have
- an adventure in which you talk to someone about being Canadian
Here are some ideas to help you start creating your own adventures
- Create a Top Ten list of why you love being Canadian.
- Look through your toys, books, clothes or other items in your room. Which are made in Canada? Which are made in another country? Use a world map to mark the countries.
- If you could have a visit with the mayor of your town or city, what would you like to ask him or her? Create a list of questions or draw pictures to show the conversation you’d like to have. Why would you like to have this conversation?
- Visit with an elder or member of a First Nations community and ask him or her about his or her heritage and culture. Prepare your questions ahead of time.
- Visit with a veteran soldier and ask him or her about the history of our armed forces, and why he or she was proud to serve Canada.
- At election time, go to the polling booth with your parents when they vote.
- Visit a local museum. Find something in the history of your community that fascinates you. How will you share what you have discovered?
- What are the symbols of Canada? What are the symbols of your province (flower, flag, animal, bird, crest, etc.)?
- What are some inventions made by Canadians? Which do you use every day?
- Attend a cultural event such as Canada Day celebrations, Family Day events, a Thanksgiving parade or a local celebration. What did you discover about being Canadian?
- Visit a science museum and watch for ways that Canada and Canadians have been part of scientific discoveries, engineering and technology in the world.
- What birds, animals, trees and flowers are only found in Canada? Draw pictures or gather photos. Which is your favourite?
- Talk with someone who moved to Canada from another country. What does he or she enjoy in Canada? What is difficult? What does he or she miss about his or her home country?
- With the help of an adult, connect with Beaver Scouts from another province or territory through Skype, email or by writing letters.
Need some more ideas?
Look at the Trail Cards for Big Brown Beaver’s Lodge: Citizenship.
Pick a suitable adventure for this badge that you would like to try on your own.