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Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

Schedule and location

Thornhill Education Center

  • Section A: Two Sundays December 20, 2020 and Sunday, January 17, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Register now
  • Section B: Two Sundays, January 31, 2021 and February 28, 2021, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.  Register now

Fees and registration

$35.00 member
$42.00 nonmember

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) 

Course description

How much do you know about the government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The  Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units.  In this merit badge class we will explore local government structures. We will explore government services as well as how to exercise your role in being a good citizen. Homework is necessary between classes.

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Education program guide

Course details

  • Notes: Homework is required between sessions. This class is designed for boy scouts working on their merit badge requirements. Limit 14. Open to ages 11-17.
  • Required Reading: Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Booklet

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