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Event Type Merit Badge
Title Indian Lore” Merit Badge at the Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival
Location Boling Park 1098 Marietta Hwy Canton, GA 30114  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
5/13/2017 11:00 5/13/2017 1:00
Open for Registration Last day to Register
3/8/2017   5/12/2017
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
1 $0.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Atlanta Area Council Appalachian Trail Troop 241

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Indian Lore   3A or B or C and 4A104017 Mr Dalton Smith 124634959
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~~“Far different from the   stereotypes or common images that are portrayed on film, on television, and   in many books and stories, American Indians have many different cultures,   languages, religions, styles of dress, and ways of life. To learn about these   different groups is to take an exciting journey of discovery in which you   will meet some of America's most fascinating peoples”.


~~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.

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Unit Sign-up Instructions

~~Choose between two days or times:

• Saturday May 13th from 11:00 to 1:00.

• Sunday May 14th from 1:30 to 3:30.

There is no cost for the merit badge just pay the cover charge to the event.

Adults (13 yrs and up)-      $15

Kids (6 – 12 yrs)-              $5

Children 5 yrs & younger-  FREE

Dress in comfortable shoes, and your troops Activity uniform (sometimes referred to as a Class B T-shirt.


We will meet right inside the gate right after admissions.  Look for the councilors in Field Uniform (Sometimes referred to as a Class A).

This would be a good opportunity for all scouts but especially the new ones who can learn about the merit badge process.  They will be exposed to Blue Cards, MB Councilors, and “fun with a purpose”.  You will also learn of the MB procedure of earning a “partial” and being required to work on one last requirement at home to be displayed at the hut in the future.

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~~The powwow and festival will feature:


Native American dance competition for cash & prizes

Grand Entry will be at 1:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

Feast for dancers and singers on Saturday only

Host Drum: Red Boys

Guest Drum: All native drums welcome

Emcee: Jody Gaskin

Paiute Fiddler: Arvel Bird

Warriors on horseback

Native film stars

Live American bison

Native American cuisine such as buffalo, roasted corn, Pima wraps, Indian

      frybread and more

Native arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, supplies

Hoop dancers, Aztec dancers

Tipis, wigwam and living Indian village and displays

Northern Plains' encampment

Primitive skills: flint knapping, fire-by-friction, hide tanning, and archery

Environmental and wildlife displays

Our friends from Save the Horses rescue group

Train Rides by Wayne’s Train

Kids activities and much more
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