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          Patriotism Activities

          Skip Navigation LinksHome > Service > The Torch Awards Program > Patriotism Activities

          Category

          Code

          Points

          Activity

          Max Use

          Patriotism

          701

          5

          Lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a BPA local chapter function (you must be the actual leader, not just a participant) (identify the function)

          1

          Patriotism

          702

          10

          Demonstrate or explain the proper procedure for displaying, folding  and caring for the U.S. flag (identify circumstances and involvement)

          1

          Patriotism

          703

          10

          Participate in a patriotic parade; does not include homecoming (this must be a patriotic parade; merely being an observer does not qualify) (identify involvement and parade)

          2

          Patriotism

          704

          10

          Participate in a political activity outside of BPA (this does not include activities such as homecoming) (identify involvement and activity)

          3

          Patriotism

          705

          10

          Participate in an informative political session (this does not include being an observer only) (identify involvement and activity)

          1

          Patriotism

          706

          10

          Observe legal proceedings of a court session; does not include TV programs (identify session and topics)

          1

          Patriotism

          707

          10

          Attend a city council meeting

          1

          Patriotism

          708

          10

          Attend a school board meeting

          1

          Patriotism

          709

          10

          Attend a county, state, or national legislative session, hearing, or committee meeting; does not include TV programs (identify the session and topic)

          1

          Patriotism

          710

          10

          Contact a state or national elected official on a current legislative issue (identify the method of contact, individual, and the topic)

          2

          Patriotism

          711

          15

          Vote in a local (city-wide) government election or a mock related activity (does not include school elections such as homecoming) (identify the activity)

          1

          Patriotism

          712

          15

          Vote in a state government election or a mock related activity (identify the activity)

          1

          Patriotism

          713

          10

          Speak at a public patriotic event (identify event, involvement and topic)

          1

          Patriotism

          714

          10

          Perform a patriotic song (singing or instrumental) at a public event (identify event and involvement)

          1

          Patriotism

          715

          15

          Vote in a national government election or mock related activity (identify the activity)

          1

          Patriotism

          716

          5

          Observe free enterprise in action by touring a company while visiting with their leadership (identify company and what observed)

          1

          Patriotism

          717

          5

          Attend an ethnic festival (identify the involvement and activity)

          1

          Patriotism

          718

          5

          Visit an art museum, natural history museum, or similar facility (identify museum and what observed)

          1

          Patriotism

          719

          5

          Attend a community patriotic, historical or cultural event (identify the event and circumstances)

          3

          Patriotism

          720

          5

          Take a virtual tour of an historical building or area (identify the building or area and what was observed)

          2

          Patriotism

          721

          10

          Tour a historical building or area (identify the building or area and what was observed) (same location cannot be repeated)

          2

          Patriotism

          722

          10

          Design, prepare, and put up a patriotic display (identify purpose, type, and location)

          2

          Patriotism

          723

          5

          Participate in local festival parade

          2

          Patriotism

          724

          10

          Participate in an activity that supports US Military or US Military families.

          2

          Patriotism

          725

          10

          Perform the National Anthem at a public event (identify the function) (same activity cannot be used in conjunction with Patriotism 714)

          2

          Patriotism

          726

          15

          Present at a school board meeting (cannot be used in conjunction with Patriotism 708)

          1

          Patriotism

          727

          15

          Present at a city council meeting (cannot be used in conjunction with Patriotism 707)

          1

          Patriotism

          728

          10

          Attend an inauguration or swearing in of a government official (identify the event and government official)

          2

          Patriotism

          729

          5

          Attend a presentation given by military personnel

          1

          Patriotism

          730

          15

          Visit a VA facility/hospital and interact with veterans (provide name, situation, location) (be sure the activity and participation warrant the points received)

          1

          Patriotism

          750

          5

          Miscellaneous: any patriotic, cultural, or historical activity not specified in the above codes (identify activity completely)

          2

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