June 4th marks the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment – a historic moment and an important step that empowered all citizens’ voices to be heard.
Civic duty is core to Scouting and foundational to Scouts BSA, which in 2019, one hundred years later, celebrates its own milestone in welcoming all youth to the life-changing program.
To commemorate the 19th Amendment in this important year for Scouting, we invite all Scouts BSA members – boys and girls– to write a letter to Congress about a national issue that’s important to them.This fulfills a requirement for the ‘Citizenship in the Nation’ merit badge, one of the thirteen required merit badges for Scouts working to earn their Eagle Scout rank.
Scouts who wish to participate must email their letters to a Congressional representative on June 4 and copy Scout.Communications@Scouting.org so the letter can be counted in our national tally.
More information can be found here