Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge program

Scout Citizenship in the Nation
June 26, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Governor Thomas Worthington Center
The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


The Ohio Statehouse Museum and Education Center invites you to attend Statehouse Boy Scout Merit Badge Day. Come learn about Ohio government and history and earn the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge at the Ohio Statehouse. The Ohio Statehouse is the state’s Capitol, a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. 


Scouts and parents are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch as space will be provided. The program includes a tour of the Ohio Statehouse given by Statehouse historian Chris Matheney. Mr. Matheney will be your Merit Badge counselor for the program following the tour.


Sign in opens at 11 a.m. in the Governor Thomas Worthington Center on the lower level of the Statehouse, followed by a tour of the Capitol building at noon. After a short break for lunch, registered scouts will then attend the counseling session in the Worthington Center. This is a great way to learn about Ohio government and history while earning the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge.

Registration is now closed for this event. For more information, contact