Requirements for the Social Distancing merit badge:
Do the following:
Explain to your counselor the most likely hazards you may encounter when practicing Social Distancing, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards.
Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while Social Distancing, including irritability, lethargy, gaining weight, cabin fever
Define the following Social Distancing terms:
flatten the curve
slow the spread
do the five
List and explain at least 5 different ways to estimate a 6-foot distance. For example, “6 feet equals 1 Ryan Reynolds”.
Rank the following 20 popular sports from Best to Worst for Social Distancing appropriateness: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, tennis, golf, boxing, car racing, wrestling, volleyball, swimming, skiing, bowling, horse racing, martial arts, weight lifting, ultimate, bicycling, speed skating
Do the following:
Create a list of at least 5 common Social Distancing hashtags, for example #StayHome. Your list may not include #StayHome.
Create a list of at least 5 new hashtags that you feel would help people understand, remember, or implement proper Social Distancing.
Share your two lists with your counselor. Be prepared to explain your new hashtags to your counselor.
Using Zoom or other remote conferencing software approved by your counselor, do the following:
Install and configure the conferencing software on your computer or handheld electronic device.
Help another person install and configure the conferencing software.
Schedule and run a meeting that lasts at least 5 minutes and includes at least 5 people. The people must include yourself, your counselor, and at least one other adult.
Demonstrate to your counselor your ability to socially distance yourself by doing at least 4 of the following Social Distancing activities:
Order a take-out meal for your family using a phone or the internet. You or your parent may pay for the meal.
Simulate Social Distancing by doing the following:
Live in a simulated quarantine environment by not leaving your house or physically interacting with any other humans except your immediate family for 4 days. During this simulation, complete at least three of these tasks:
Complete 1 jigsaw puzzle of at least 500 pieces
Memorize lyrics to 3 songs
Play 12 games of solitaire
Play 10 games of Pandemic 2 or similar symptoms simulator.
Watch 1 full season of any video series, totaling at least 6 hours and approved by your parent or guardian
Make a Bucket List of at least 12 things you want to do once your quarantine is over
Document what you did and present your accomplishments to your counselor, patrol, or troop in a 2-minute presentation
Find out about three career opportunities in the global health industry. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
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