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Boy Scouts of America Programs

The History Center offers great ways for members of the Boy Scouts of America (Scouts BSA) to earn badges in Citizenship, Textile, American Indian Lore, American Cultures, Art, and Sculpture.

Scouts Citizenship Series

Each quarter, the History Center offers a three-part series to facilitate Scouts in earning their required Citizenship meritbadge. Scouts can register for individual sessions or all three. Please see below for dates and links to registration.

  • The Citizenship badge program is $30 per Scout per workshop, which includes admission for one adult per Scout.
  • Scouts younger than age 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Workshop times are 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the Community

A nation is a patchwork of unique communities that may also be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they should all have one characteristic in common: good citizenship. In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials.

Prerequisites

Please review the required prerequisites for Citizenship in the Community badge by clicking here. Counselors can sign off on prerequisites with valid proof of completion. Approval is at the discretion of the facilitating counselor. For more information or with questions on how to satisfy the prerequisites prior to the workshop, please call our Education Department at 407-836-8580.

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  • Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. SOLD OUT. Please contact us to be added to the wait list.

Citizenship in the Nation

As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will dig deeper into what it means to be a United States citizen and consider some the rights and privileges guaranteed by our Constitution.

Scouts will learn about the founding and structure of our government and how to be an active and productive member of our society.

Prerequisites

Please review the required prerequisites for the Citizenship in the Nation badge by clicking here. Counselors can sign off on prerequisites with valid proof of completion. Approval is at the discretion of the facilitating counselor. For more information or with questions on how to satisfy the prerequisites prior to the workshop, please call our Education Department at 407- 836-8580.

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Citizenship in the World

Scouts who earn this merit badge will discover they are already citizens of the world and learn that being a good world citizen depends on their willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries.

The Citizen in the World badge does not have prerequisite requirements.

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Elective Merit Badges

Book an elective workshop that fits your troop’s schedule! Choose one of our merit-badge workshops and we will help you complete the requirements with fun, hands-on activities.

  • To schedule a class, email Ali Olejniczak at Alexandria.olejniczak@ocfl.net.
  • Scouts under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Workshop booking must be requested at least one month in advance.

Art

Channel your inner Picasso! Scouts will learn about the elements of art and principles of design and will have the opportunity to experiment with different mediums. We’ll explore our museum to experience Florida’s distinctive art history and get an exciting glimpse of how art has both reflected and shaped our history locally. Get ready to find your inspiration and create a masterpiece!

  • Four-hour workshop
  • Cost: $35 per Scout (includes admission for one adult per Boy Scout)
  • Minimum of 13 Scouts required; maximum of 25 Scouts

Sculpture

Time to get your hands dirty! Explore Florida’s artistic past here and examine the different ways sculpture has been used forcreative expression throughout history. Best of all, Scouts will try out different methods to create sculptures of their own!

  • Four-hour workshop
  • Cost: $35 per Scout (includes admission for one adult per Boy Scout)
  • Minimum of 13 Scouts required; maximum of 20 Scouts

American Cultures

The United States is made up of a vast array of diverse peoples who have come from all over the world. Understanding these various cultural backgrounds can help Scouts to live in harmony with others in our varied and increasingly multicultural society.

  • Four-hour workshop
  • Cost: $25 per Scout (includes admission for one adult per Scout)
  • Minimum of 13 Scouts required; maximum of 25 Scouts

Textiles

What do an American Indian shelter, an artificial heart, and a computer circuit board have in common? Textiles! Join us to find out what materials Florida’s earliest people used to create homes and clothing. Put your hand to spinning, weaving, anddyeing! Learn to identify natural fibers used by our ancestors and find out what types of fabrics were used throughout history, as well as how they changed and contributed to history’s timeline.

  • Four-hour workshop
  • Cost: $25 per Scout (includes admission for one adult per Scout)
  • Minimum of 13 Scouts required; maximum of 25 Scouts

Refunds & Cancellation Policy

Refunds are issued if the cancellation is requested at least three business days prior to the workshop date. An administrative fee of $5 will be deducted. Workshops may be rescheduled for a future time at no cost if space is available; ifworkshops are at maximum capacity, the refund policy applies.

Questions

For more information about the History Center’s Boy Scouts of America programs or to register, contact Ali Olejniczak at Alexandria.Olejniczak@ocfl.net and 407-836-8580.