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Home»Scouts»Merit Badges»Skill Centers»Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Workshop-Cape Girardeau

Citizenship in the Nation, St. Louis, MO

(Originally scheduled for Cape Giraradeau)


Location – Old Courthouse at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial AND Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Check in begins at 8:30


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 will be from both facilities, and will include a Federal Judge.


Participants will 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 will be dismissed from there at 4:30 pm.


The workshop is free, but reservations are required, and space is limited. 

·         This program is for Scouts who are FIRST CLASS and above at the time of registration. 

·         ROUND ONE RESERVATIONS begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 5.  Round one will be for two weeks.  During round one, only Scouts from Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois may register.  This includes the following districts:

o   Cherokee, Shawnee, Sioux, Ozark Trailblazers, Kaskaskia, Egyptian

·         ROUND TWO RESERVATIONS begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 19, and end June 9, or when full.  During round two, registration will be open to Scouts who are First Class and above, from any district. 

·         To register, call Rachel Marshall, the Public Education and Community Outreach Administrator at the Eagleton Courthouse, NO EARLIER THAN 7:30 a.m. ON MONDAY, MAY 5.  (314) 244-2410.

·         You may call any time with questions, but reservations will not be accepted early.


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.


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 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 May 5.  (314) 244-2410 or


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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.