By: Special to the Laredo Sun
The Webelos are working on their Citizenship Activity Badge. As part of the badge, the scouts were required to visit with a community leader to find out about his or duties and about their office.
They scouts were given lots of choices regarding various community leaders here in Laredo-- these boys unanimously chose to meet Mayor Salinas. They were interested in finding out about him, what the mayor does, what made him decide to become the mayor, what he did before he was mayor, whether he has to travel and if so, where, has he ever met with any famous people and whether he has met the president.
As part of the citizenship badge, the scouts also needed to learn what they could do to be a better citizen here in Laredo, they had to do a community service project, they had to know the name of the president, vice president, governor.
They also had to demonstrate how to hang the flag and how the flag should be respected, explain the rights and duties of a US citizen, repeat the Pledge of Allegiance from memory and explain in their own words what the pledge means.
The meeting with Mayor Salinas was last requirement for the scouts to earn their badge. The scouts will be awarded their Citizenship Activity badges at a banquet next month.
The Webelos Den Leaders are John Paul and Dr. John Kilburn
Pack 201 Webelos Scouts are: Eddie Castillon, Robert "Bo" Kilburn, Enrique Medina, Brennan Mohrer, Devin Mulchand, and Jack Paul. Not pictured is Alex Guerrero.
Regretfully, Alex was unable to make it.