Mark or point out on a map of your community the following:
Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works /
Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home
Schools, churches, and synagogues near your home
Main highways to neighboring cities and towns
Nearest railroads and bus stations and airport, if any
Chief industries or other major places of employment
Historical and other interesting points
Do the following:
Chart the organization of your local or state government. Show the top offices and tell
which are elected or appointed.
Name the political parties in your community government and list four persons active in
the politics of your community and what positions they hold.
County or parish board meeting
City council meeting
School board meeting
Municipal, county, or state court session
After visiting the governmental meeting, obtain a copy of that body's published budget.
Review the major sources of income and expenses for its operation with your counselor.
List the services your community provides to the citizens in return for the taxes paid
by you and your parents.
Select a city, county, or school problem or issue under consideration from the local
newspaper or news broadcast and write a letter expressing your views to the mayor,
administrator, or school board president. Show this letter and any response to your
List and describe the work of five volunteer organizations through which people in your
community work together for the good of your community.
Tell how to report an accident or an emergency in your community.
List five ways you can demonstrate good citizenship in your community, religious
institution, school, or Scouting unit.