The History Center offers great ways that Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn badges while learning about our world and their place in it.
Boy Scouts Citizenship Series
Each spring and fall the History Center offers a three-part series to facilitate Boy Scouts in earning their required Citizenship merit badge. Our fall 2016 classes take place on these Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Citizenship of the Community, September 10
Learn your rights, duties, and obligations and how you can demonstrate good citizenship. Click here to register for the Citizenship of the Community program.
Citizen of the Community Prerequisites:
Requirement 3: Attend a local government board meeting. Our workshop includes a video of a meeting of the Orange County Board of County Commissioners. Some Scout leaders require attendance at a meeting in person, however. If needed, we’ll provide the information necessary to do so.
Requirement 7: Volunteer at a nonprofit organization.
Requirement 8: Develop and deliver a public presentation. This can be done with your troop on the day of the workshop, should time permit.
Citizenship of the Nation, October 8
Learn about the three branches of government and how they work together to maintain the rights and freedoms of every American. Click here to register for the Citizenship of the Nation program.
Citizen of the Nation Prerequisites:
Requirement 2: Visit a place that’s listed as a National Historic Landmark or listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Because the History Center is not at this time on the National Register, it is not counted toward fulfillment of this requirement.)
Requirement 3: Watch the national evening news five days in a row or read the front page of a major newspaper five days in a row.
Citizenship of the World, November 12
Discover how someone becomes a U.S. citizen, and learn the rights, duties, and obligations of U.S. citizens and the citizens of other countries. Click here to register for the Citizenship of the World program.
Cost: Citizenship badge programs are $30 per Scout; adults are free. Scouts who are 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
New! Badge Programs, on Your Schedule
You can now schedule your Boy Scout Troop at your convenience to complete activities to earn elective merit badges in American Business, American Heritage, Archaeology, Collections, Entrepreneurship, Fingerprinting, Law, and Railroading. (Minimum: 12 Scouts) Schedule programs at least a month in advance. Elective programs are $15 per Scout.