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BSA Merit Badge Workshop– Citizenship in the Nation

Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 1-4 p.m. ET | In-Person
Sunday, April 21, 2024 | 1-4 p.m. ET | In-Person

What are the rights, duties, and obligations of United States citizens? How are those sentiments reflected in the country’s founding documents?

Explore these themes and fulfill requirements for the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. Analyze primary sources including the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution to understand how the nation’s founding documents impact society today. Learn how these documents effect your family and community as well as the U.S. Army.

Successful completion of the program will fulfill six of the eight requirements of the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge.

Workshop Logistics

The workshop will take place in the Museum’s Conference Rooms from 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Chaperones are required to stay onsite in the Museum during the workshop but do not have to attend the workshop.
  • Museum staff leading this worked have completed BSA Youth Protection training.
  • No outside food or drink is allowed in the Museum. Sealed water bottles or empty bottles are permitted. There are water bottle filling stations located in the Museum.
Workshop Requirements
  • Participants must register in advance. Participants must register for themselves AND a caregiver. Caregivers are required to stay onsite in the Museum during the workshop.
  • Participants must complete the pre-visit assignment prior to the workshop.
  • Participants must attend the entire workshop to successfully complete the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge requirements.
Workshop Prerequisite

Participants must complete the following pre-visit assignment.

Pre-Workshop Activities

Two merit badge requirements (#5 & #8) must be completed outside of the merit badge workshop.

Requirement #5: Watch the national evening news five days in a row OR read the front page of a major daily newspaper five days in a row. Think about and be prepared to discuss the following: What is the national issue that you learned about while watching the news? How does that issue affect you and your family?

Requirement #8: Who is your representative to Congress? Name your two senators and a member of Congress from your congressional district. Select a national issue. Write a letter to your representative explaining your views on this issue.

Register for this IN-PERSON Merit Badge Workshop on March 10 at 1 p.m.

Register for this IN-PERSON Merit Badge Workshop on April 21 at 1 p.m.