Generation after generation, America's continuing need is, as Dr. James E. West has phrased it, for "men of character trained for citizenship."

The Church, the School and the Home, aided by multiplying forces such as the press, the radio, the library, the free time agencies and their programs, and the pressure of the general level of community life tends to give young people opportunities for gaining experience and viewpoint which shall qualify them for citizenship.

In this process, the home is the central institution with which all other factors must integrate.

The rural home bears important relations to this whole matter for several important reasons:

1. The rural home is the center of the farm industry and the family a united cooperative group.

2. The higher rural birthrate places upon the rural home the responsibility of training more children per home than in urban families.

3. Many farm young people will become leaders in town and city life.

Out of school, home, church and other educative forces, the young citizen must get something more than knowledge, skills and understanding of human affairs-somewhere along the line in his experiences the young citizen must catch the democratic spirit of citizenship. Unless his attitudes toward others and his ways of dealing with them are in tune with the spirit of democracy and the Golden Rule-unless they reflect kindly attitudes of brotherhood and cooperation-we have a citizen who may be a menace to society.

Winter Wheat In New York

WINTER WHEAT IN NEW YORK.

This basic training for citizenship must not be overlooked in the many free time hours or the spaces between home and school and church programs.

Here is where Scouting and Cubbing can do much to assist the rural home, school and other rural institutions-for Scouting aims directly to stimulate and build up these ideals of citizenship through the practice of daily "good turns", as well as through opportunities for individual and group civic services. A Scout is a citizen on the job, doing his best.

The whole Scout program emphasis on cooperation, personal responsibility, initiative, and the conceptions of personal morality set forth in the Scout Oath and Law are precisely of the nature required for development of a true citizenship-so Scouting brings these opportunities for creative self-expression to the rural home and its rural boys wherever they may be. in the interest of a fine citizenry for America.

Masonry

Masonry

Nut Culture

Nut Culture

Pigeon Raising

Pigeon Raising

Pioneering

Pioneering

Plumbing

Plumbing

Poultry Poultry

Poultry Poultry

Reptile Study

Reptile Study

Sheep Farming

Sheep Farming

Soil Management

Soil Management

Swimming

Swimming

Weather

Weather

Radio

Radio

SOME RURAL MERIT BADGES

Appendix. Appendix A

State

State Agricultural Experiment Stations Post Office

State Agricultural Colleges Post Office

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawai

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Lousiana

Maine

Marryland

Massachusettes

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota. Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennylavania

Puerto Rico

Auburn

College

Tucson

Fayetteville

Berkeley

Ft. Collins

New Haven

Newark

Gainesville

Experiment and Tifton

Honolulu

Moscow

Urbana

Lafayette

Ames

Manhattan

Lexington

University

Orono

College Park

Amherst

East Lansing

University Farm St. Paul

State College

Columbia and Mountain Grove.

Bozeman

Lincoln

Durham

New Brunswick

State College

Geneva and Ithaca

Raleigh

Fargo

Wooster

Stillwater

Corvallis

State College

Mayaguez and Rio Piedras

Auburn

Fairbanks

Tucson

Fayetteville Berkeley

Ft. Collins

Storrs

Newark Gainesville

Athens Honolulu Moscow Urbana Lafayette Ames Manhattan Lexington Baton Rouge Orono College Park Amherst East Lansing

St. Paul

State College

Columbia Bozeman Lincoln Reno Durham New Brunswick State College

Ithaca Raleigh Fargo Columbus Stillwater Corvallis

State College

Mayaguez

Rhode Island

South Carolina South Dakota

Tennessee

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia Wisconsin

Wyoming

Kingston

Clemson

Brookings

Knoxville

College Station

Logan

Burlington

Blacksburg and Norfolk

Pullman and Puyallup

Morgantown

Madison

Laramie

Kingston

Clemson College Brookings

Knoxville

College Station

Logan and Provo Burlington

Blacksburg

Pullman Morgantown Madison Laramie

Firemanship

Firemanship

First Aid

First Aid

First Aid To Animals

First Aid to Animals

Forestry

Forestry

Fruit Culture

Fruit Culture

Gardening

Gardening

Legumes And Forage Crops

Legumes and Forage Crops

Handicraft

Handicraft

Hog And Pork Production

Hog and Pork Production