Map Out Your Community

One of the ways to be a good citizen is to know your surroundings in your neighborhood or city.  If you, or someone you know has an emergency and needs to rush to the hospital... do you know where it is?  With requirement 2 of the Citizenship in the Community merit badge, you have the opportunity to map out your community.  The tool I have found to work best for this project is Google Maps.  Using your google account, and going to "My Maps" within the Google Maps platform, you are able to create, manipulate, and share your map with others.  In my map I chose to focus on Provo, UT.  What are some historical / interesting points of interest around your neighborhood?

2. Do the following:
a. On a map of your community or using an electronic device, locate and point out the following:
  • Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works/services facility
  • Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home
  • Parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, and trails
  • Historical or other interesting points of interest