~~What to expect:
We will walk the festival and enjoy the Native American culture.
Indian Lore merit badge requirements
1. Identify the different American Indian cultural areas. Explain what makes them each unique. We will discuss and learn during our tour.
2. Give the history of one American Indian tribe, group or nation that lives or has lived near you. Visit it, if possible. On our tour we will learn about traditional dwellings, way of life, tribal government, religious beliefs, family and clan relationships, language, clothing styles, arts and crafts, food preparation, means of getting around, games, customs in warfare, where members of the group now live, and how they live.
3. Do TWO of the following. Focus on a specific group or tribe. You will need to do A B OR C before or after the MB workshop. We will not do it this day.
a. Make an item of clothing worn by members of the tribe.
b. Make and decorate three items used by the tribe, as approved by your counselor.
c. Make an authentic model of a dwelling used by any Indian tribe, group, or nation.
d. Visit a museum to see Indian artifacts. Our festival will count as visiting a museum.
4. Do ONE of the following: We will learn 3 games that you can go back and teach to your patrol one to meet req “A”.
a. Learn three games played by a group or tribe. Teach and lead one game with a Scout group.
b. Learn and show how a tribe traditionally cooked or prepared food. Make three food items.
c. Give a demonstration showing how a specific Indian group traditionally hunted, fished, or trapped
5: Do ONE of the following: From all the choices we will do B at the festifal.
b. Sing two songs in an Indian language. Explain their meanings.
So you will leave with a partial still needing to do 3A or B or C and 4A.
We do this every year and it is awesome.