On November 16, 2009 Den 4 Pack 638 was honored by the presence of Jim Rehder our Idaho County Commissioner. In order for the Webelos to receive their badge they needed to complete a variety of tasks. That includes being a part of our community and learning about what it means to be a model citizen in our town and our country.
Mr. Rehder started out by saying “when he was child and going to Prairie Elementary School, that he wanted to be President of the United States. That is pretty powerful coming from a youngster. Now look where he is today. He talked to the kids about our current President, local government, meaning of our U.S. flag and special days that we fly our flag.
Had a group discussion on our rights and duties as a citizen of the U.S.; talked about the age at which the boys could vote, the importance of being a part of our community, obeying our laws, respecting peoples property, to change things that are not good and more.
We set up a mock voting area. The boys had to register and sign in, receive their ballot, and go behind the voting booth and vote for individuals for a position and then voted on issues that are happening in our area. The boys were excited to hear the outcome.
Mr. Rehder praised the boys for their good behavior and for all the questions they had. Thank you Jim Rehder for your time and wisdom. We had a great time.
Jim Rehder, Idaho County Commissioner, is shown with Cottonwood Cub Scouts Seth Chaffee (Den Chief), Brandon Latimer, Anthony Karel, Hunter Chaffee, Jared Coppernoll, Matt Coppernoll and John Bradley. Photo by Shari Chaffee.