Scout Name: _________________________________________________ Unit #: _______________ Date: _______________
Requirements Last Revised: 9/1/
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Merit Badge Requirements
1) Give the history of one American Indian tribe, group, or nation that lives or has lived near you. Visit it, if possible. Tell about
traditional dwellings, way of life, tribal government, religious beliefs, family and clan relationships, language, clothing styled, arts and
crafts, food preparation, means of getting around, games, customs in warfare, where members of the group now live, and how they
2) Do TWO of the following:
A) Make and item of clothing worn by members of the tribe.
B) make and decorate three items approved by your counselor used by the tribe.
C) Make and authentic model of a dwelling used by any Indian tribe, group, or nation.
D) Visit a museum to see Indian artifacts. Discuss them with your counselor. Identify at least ten artifacts by tribe or nation,
their shape, size and use.
3) Do ONE of the following:
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.
4) Do ONE of the following:
A) Write or briefly describe how life would have been different for the European settlers if there had been no Indians to meet
them when they came to this continent.
B) Sing two songs in an Indian language. Explain their meaning.
C) Learn in an Indian language at least twenty-five common terms and their meanings.
D) Show twenty-five signs in Indian sigh language. Include those that will help you ask for water, food, and where the path
or road leads.
E) Learn in English (or in the language you commonly speak at home or in the troop) an Indian story of at least three hun