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Children and Family Programs

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge (in person)

Earn your Citizenship in the Nation merit badge at The Morton Arboretum.

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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.

This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum.

Instructor: education program guide, The Morton Arboretum

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.

Age: 11 to 17 years old

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Education program guide, The Morton Arboretum

What to Know

  • Required Reading: Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Booklet
  • Homework is required between sessions. This class is designed for Boy Scouts working on their merit badge requirements. Limit 14. Open to ages 11 to 17.
  • Held indoors and outdoors.
  • Dress for the weather and wear comfortable, sturdy shoes.
  • Be prepared to walk less than a mile on paved surfaces.
  • Bring a notebook and pen.

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