Tomorrow night’s meeting will cover two primary topics: wrapping up Scholarship Merit Badge signoffs (bring your documents and written report), and introduction of Citizenship in the Nation (requirements 1 and 2).
#1 = Explain what citizenship in the nation means and what it takes to be a good citizen of this country. Discuss the rights, duties, and obligations of a responsible and active American citizen.
#2 = Do TWO of the following:
- a. Visit a place that is listed as a National Historic Landmark (http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/default.cfm) or that is on the National Register of Historic Places (http://www.nps.gov/nr/). Tell your counselor what you learned about the landmark or site and what you found interesting about it.
- b. Tour your state capitol building or the U.S. Capitol. Tell your counselor what you learned about the capitol, its function, and the history.
- c. Tour a federal facility (like a Post Office). Explain to your counselor what you saw there and what you learned about its function in the local community and how it serves this nation.
- d. Choose a national monument that interests you. Using books, brochures, the Internet (with your parent’s permission), and other resources, find out more about the monument. Tell your counselor what you learned, and explain why the monument is important to this country’s citizens. (here’s a link to a list of national monuments — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Monuments_of_the_United_States this list includes the Statue of Liberty)
http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Citizenship_in_the_Nation#Citizenship_in_the_Nation_merit_badge_requirements shows all of the requirements needed to complete the badge. The Patrol Leadership Council will have each patrol present a “how to” workshop on the requirements during the course of April. Come prepared and you can earn sign offs for this badge (but you must do the work!)
Reminder — we’re planning a hike for next Sunday, details will be sent by email to all families.