Citizenship in the Nation
Cape Girardeau, MO
Location: Common Pleas Courthouse AND Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse
Friday, Aug. 2, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
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. The program begins at the Common Pleas Courthouse and ends at the Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse. Presenters are from both facilities and will include a federal judge.
Participants need to arrive at the Common Pleas Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. for check-in. Following the program at the Common Pleas Courthouse, the group will walk to the Limbaugh Courthouse at 10:00 a.m. and be dismissed from there at 4:30 p.m.
This program is recommended for First Class Scouts and above. Reservations begin Monday, May 20, and end June 17, or when full. The workshop is free, but reservations are required and space is limited.
To register, call Rachel Marshall, Public Education and Community Outreach administrator at the Eagleton Courthouse, NO EARLIER THAN MAY 20 at 314-244-2410.
A packet will be emailed 4 weeks before the workshop. The packet includes logistics and parking information, and pre-workshop activities. Scouts are expected to read over all of the requirements in advance, as well as complete some of the requirements prior to the merit badge center (see below). Completion of the pre-workshop activities and all workshop sessions fulfill all Citizenship in the Nation merit badge requirements.
What To Bring: Scouts should bring a copy of the merit badge pamphlet, a pen or pencil, and a signed merit badge card. Scouts need to bring completed pre-workshop activities as well. Scouts should also bring a sack lunch. A bottle of water and morning snack are also suggested.
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 skill center.