OPENING, CLOSING, AND FLAG CEREMONIES
By: Great Salt Lake Council
Posted On: 2020-07-30
FLAG CEREMONY - NEWSPAPERS
In the United States, newspapers can publish anything
they want. The government does not censor them. Only
Twenty percent of the people in the world live in countries
that have a free press. In most countries, the government
controls, to some extent, what the paper may publish.
Some governments own all of the newspapers. In the
United States newspaper readership is very high - 2nd in
the world. For every 1,000 people, 287 newspapers are
sold. There have been times when newspaper reporters
have discovered things that shouldn’t be going on in
government or private businesses, and they report it, so
we will be informed enough to stop the wrongdoing.
Sometimes the things that are published in newspapers
are offensive, sometimes slanted, and sometimes
opinionated--- but it is all there for us to read and accept
or reject. Let us be grateful for the privilege we have of
a free press. Please pledge……
You know you are now living in the year 2005 when:
• Your reason for not staying in touch with three family members is because they do
not have e-mail.
• You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
• Your grandmother asks you to send her a JPEG file of your newborn so she can create
a screen saver.
• You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.
• Every advertisement on television, in magazines, and on billboards has a web site
address at the bottom.
• You buy a computer, and 3 months later it's out of date and sells for half the price you
• Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or
60?) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around and drive great
distances to retrieve it.
• You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow and unacceptable.
• You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person.
• You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.
• You get up in the morning and go online before getting your breakfast.• You wake up at 2 a.m. to go to the bathroom and check your e-mail on your way back to bed.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Look through the newspaper
and cut out pictures of people
that have been in the news
lately. Glue onto colored
paper, number, and tape to
the wall. Have people write down
as many as they know. You
can play in groups or as
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