Scouts Work on Indian Lore Badge at Town Creek

Boy Scouts from throughout the region will gather this weekend at Town Creek Indian Mound to work on achieving their Indian Lore merit badge.

Boy Scouts tour the Town House at Town Creek Indian Mound as part of their work toward achieving the Indian Lore merit badge, May 5, 2012, near Mount Gilead, N.C. (Town Creek photo)

Boy Scouts tour the Town House at Town Creek Indian Mound as part of their work toward achieving the Indian Lore merit badge, May 5, 2012, near Mount Gilead, N.C. (Town Creek photo)

Scouting’s parent organization says, “American Indians have many different cultures, languages, religions, styles of dress, and ways of life.” Work toward the merit badge is intended to teach Boy Scouts about the history of American Indians, and the requirements include activities like learning about tribal governments, traditional dwellings, games and customs. Scouts achieving the Indian Lore merit bade are expected to demonstrate a knowledge of American Indian history through things like traditional food preparation, fishing or trapping, and singing songs in an Indian language.

Town Creek Indian Mound offers the merit badge course from time to time, and scout troops often spend one or two nights camping at the State Historic Site near Mount Gilead. The workshop takes place this weekend. More information is available at 910-439-6802 or online at http://www.towncreekindianmound.com.

Click here for more information about the BSA Indian Lore merit badge.

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