Indian Lore Merit Badge
at the annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother's Day Powwow
@ Boling Park
1098 Marietta Hwy Canton, GA 30114
Choose between two days or times:
Saturday May 11th 2019 from 11:00 to 1:00
Sunday May 12th 2019 from 1:30 to 3:30
This event was spotlighted in December 2017’s “Scouting” Magazine.
There is no cost for the merit badge just pay the cover charge to the event.
Ticket costs for the festival are:
Adults (13 yrs and up)- $15
Kids (6 – 12 yrs)- $5
Children 5 yrs & younger- FREE
What to Bring
Dress in comfortable shoes, and your troops Activity uniform (sometimes referred to as a Class B T-shirt.
BRING A SIGNED BLUE CARD FROM YOUR SCOUTMASTER
What to Expect
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.
We will walk the festival and enjoy the Native American culture.
About the festival
Indian Lore merit badge requirements
“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”.
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
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.