05-10-19 andrew lauridsen

Boy Scout Andrew Lauridsen displays a plate of Mandazi, or African doughnuts, that he brought for an ethnic festival April 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints White Mountain building. The ethnic festival was one requirement Scouts completed for their Citizenship in the World merit badge.

ROCK SPRINGS — Fifteen Boy Scouts completed their Citizenship in the World merit badge April 24 by participating in an ethnic festival at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints White Mountain building. Each Scout brought a food from another country and told about his selection. Then the Scouts enjoyed sampling each dish.

Counselor David Duckwitz met with the Scouts April 3, 10, and 24. For one assignment, Scouts had to observe a current issue that involves international trade, foreign exchange, balance of payments, tariffs and free trade and then explain to Duckwitz what they had learned.

For other requirements, Scouts discussed the rights and duties of a United States citizen and the similarities and differences between U.S. citizens and the citizens of two other countries. They also learned how one becomes a U.S. citizen, the difference between national and international law, different types of governments in the world, the role of ambassadors and consuls and the purpose of a passport and visa.

Scouts completing the badge included Marcus Barragan from Troop 66, Koen Asper from Troop 85 and Andrew Lauridsen, Skyler Riddle, Lincoln Smith, Josh Davies, Christian Lauridsen, Soren Christensen, Chandler Smith, Deegan Smith, Ryan Madsen, Jack Annerud, Elijah Goff, JP Sorensen and Luke Kidd from Troop 86.

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