Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge – Update

Troop 216

A scheduling issue has come up and I will be unable to attend tonight’s
meeting. Session 1 of Citizenship in the nation merit badge that was going
to be offered tonight will now be next week 5 DEC at the 700pm troop
meeting. Session 2 will take place the very next week 12 DEC at the troop
meeting. Scouts who want to complete all of the requirements will need to
accomplish those listed below. The only requirement that actually involves
visiting a place is #2.

2. Do TWO of the following:
a. Visit a place that is listed as a National Historic Landmark or that is
on the National Register of Historic Places. 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 its
c. Tour a federal facility. 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.

3. Watch the national evening news five days in a row OR read the front
page of a major daily newspaper five days in a row. Discuss the national
issues you learned about with your counselor. Choose one of the issues and
explain how it affects you and your family.

6. With your counselor’s approval, choose a speech of national historical
importance. Find out about the author, and tell your counselor about the
person who gave the speech. Explain the importance of the speech at the
time it was given, and tell how it applies to American citizens today.
Choose a sentence or two from the speech that has significant meaning to
you, and tell your counselor why.

8. Name your two senators and a member of Congress from your
congressional district. Write a letter about a national issue and send it
to one of these elected officials, sharing your view with him or her. Show
your letter to your counselor, along with any response you might receive.

Sorry for the late notice about the reschedule. Hope everyone had an
enjoyable Thanksgiving.

Mike OKoniewski

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