Boy Scouts Citizenship in the Nation

Merit Badge Workshop:  Citizenship in the Nation

2016 Program Announcements

St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis program is now FULL

  • Friday, July 8, 2016
  • 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., check-in begins at 8:30
  • Beginning Location: Old Courthouse at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
  • Ending Location: Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse
  • Reservations begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 4

Cape Girardeau, MO

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016
  • 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., check-in begins at 8:30
  • Beginning Location: Common Pleas Courthouse
  • Ending Location: Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., U.S. Courthouse
  • Reservations begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 18

Program Description:

Learn what it means to be a citizen of the United States by participating in a variety of sessions, touring a site that is on the National Register of Historic Places, and touring a Federal Facility. Presenters will be from both facilities, and will include a Federal Judge.

Participants will need to arrive at the beginning location at 8:30 a.m. for check-in. Mid-morning, the group will walk to the ending location to complete the program.  Participants will be dismissed from the ending location at 4:30 pm.

This program is for Scouts who are AT LEAST AGE 13 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION AND/OR GOING INTO SEVENTH GRADE IN THE FALL. The workshop is free, but reservations are required, and space is limited. To register, call Rachel Marshall, the Public Education and Community Outreach Administrator at the Eagleton Courthouse NO EARLIER THAN 7:30 a.m. ON THE DATE LISTED ABOVE. (314) 244-2410.

A packet will be emailed 4 weeks before the workshop. The packet will include logistics and parking information, and pre-workshop activities. Scouts will be expected to read over all of the requirements in advance, as well as to complete some of the requirements in advance. Completion of the pre-workshop activities and all workshop sessions will fulfill all Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Requirements.  Simply attending the event does not guarantee the badge will be earned.

To Bring: Scouts should bring a copy of the Merit Badge Pamphlet, a pencil, and a signed Merit Badge Card. Scouts will need to bring their completed pre-workshop activities as well. Scouts should also bring a sack lunch. A bottle of water and a morning snack are also suggested.

Call or email with questions any time. Reservations will not be accepted prior to the date listed. (314) 244-2410 or Rachel_Marshall@ca8.uscourts.gov

Citizenship in the Nation Requirements

  • 3, 6, and 8 must be completed in advance
  • 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7 will be completed at the workshop