The location of this cache is placed at a cemetery that was extremely neglected and overrun. An Eagle scout from Troop 73 Holliston (now more commonly known as Mooney625) organized a massive clean-up and created a fund to maintain the cemetery in the future.
This cache is not actually at the cemetery. I felt there was no appropriate place at the cemetery itself so the cache is place at the entrance to the conservation area. If you wish to visit the cemetery it is just at the top of the hill.
In order to earn the Eagle Scout rank a scout must:
-Earn 21 merit badges including the 15 in this series,
-Progress through all the previous ranks each of which has it's own set of requirements.
-Serve a minimum of six months in a leadership position
-Plan, organize, and lead other scouts in an approved service project which benefits the community.
-Pass an Eagle board of review.
CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY
- Discuss with your counselor what citizenship in the community means and what it takes to be a good citizen in your community. Discuss the rights, duties, and obligations of citizenship, and explain how you can demonstrate good citizenship in your community, Scouting unit, place of worship or school.
- Do the following:
- On a map of your community, locate and point out the following:
- Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works/services facility
- Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home
- Historical or other interesting points
- Chart the organization of your local or state government. Show the top offices and tell whether they are elected or appointed.
- Do the following:
- Attend a city or town council or school board meeting, or a municipal; county, or state court session.
- Choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed, and explain to your counselor why you agree with one opinion more than you do another one.
- Choose an issue that is important to the citizens of your community; then do the following:
- Find out which branch of local government is responsible for this issue.
- Share what you have learned with your counselor.
- With the approval of your counselor and a parent, watch a movie that shows how the actions of one individual or group of individuals can have a positive effect on a community. Discuss with your counselor what you learned from the movie about what it means to be a valuable and concerned member of the community.
- List some of the services (such as the library, recreation center, public transportation, and public safety) your community provides that are funded by taxpayers. Tell your counselor why these services are important to your community.
- Do the following:
- Choose a charitable organization outside of Scouting that interests you and brings people in your community together to work for the good of your community.
- Using a variety of resources (including newspapers, fliers and other literature, the Internet, volunteers, and employees of the organization), find out more about this organization
- With your counselor's and your parent's approval, contact the organization and find out what young people can do to help. While working on this merit badge, volunteer at least eight hours of your time for the organization. After your volunteer experience is over, discuss what you have learned with your counselor.
- Develop a public presentation (such as a video, slide show, speech, digital presentation, or photo exhibit) about important and unique aspects of your community. Include information about the history, cultures, and ethnic groups of your community; its best features and popular places where people gather; and the challenges it faces. Stage your presentation in front of your merit badge counselor or a group, such as your patrol or a class at school.
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