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Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

Schedule and location

Thornhill Education Center

  • Section A: Two Sundays, December 6, 2020, and January 3, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Register now
  • Section B: Two Sundays, December 20, 2020, and  January 17, 2021,1:00 to 3:30 p.m.  Register now

Fees and registration

$35.00 member
$42.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

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

Course description

How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum,  explore the three branches of our national government. Learn about 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 10. Open to ages 11-17.
  • Required Reading: Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Booklet

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