Responsible Citizenship: Rights and Obligations

First Class (Requirement 9): Citizenship

Rights and Obligations

9a. Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader (for example, an elected official, judge, attorney, civil servant, principal, or teacher) the constitutional rights and obligations of a U.S. citizen.

Study Resources

First Class Requirement 5 (YouTube Video under Old Requirement Number)

Boy Scout Handbook, pages 49-55

What are the rights and Responsibilities of Citizens? (National Museum of American History)

Who should I interview? Answer: Educators, government employees, elected representatives, judges, lawyers, community organization employees

How can I do it? Answer: Before needed to be a one-on-one meeting. Now can be social media (Zoom, Messenger) or telephone.

What questions could I ask? Which rights do you value the most? How important is the right to vote? Have you ever served on a jury? What was it like? Where do our rights and obligations come from?