Citizenship Mobile Activity
This Activity is meant for Webelos scouts.
color copies of images, construction paper, markers, glue, scissors, wire coat hangers, yarn, paper punch, pliers, wire cutter
Search the Internet for images of elected officials, maps, flags, etc. and print out a color copy for each scout.
The citizenship requirements state that Webelos need to know the names of the President, Vice President, their state Governor, and the head of their local government. By combining this requirement with the Mobile option for Artist, the boys can see how the levels of government fit together.
Scouts can follow the directions for making a mobile found in the Artist section of their Webelos Handbook. The finished mobile will have three levels: the bottom for their local government, the middle for their state government, and the top for the national government. The boys need to cut out the images and glue them onto construction paper, then label each on the back with markers (to help them learn the names), and punch a hole at the top of each piece to hang it on the mobile.