The American Heritage Badge is very labor intensive. The MCRD Museum assists Scouts in completing requirements that they cannot do on their own. A Merit Badge Counselor is available at the Museum. Questions? Call (619) 524-6038 or Email us.
REQUIREMENTS COVERED AT THE WORKSHOP
2b. Scouts tour the museum to learn about how the Marine Corps has produced positive change in America.
2c. Scouts interview two Veterans (subject to availability of the Veterans who volunteer at the museum).
4b. Scouts research an event of historical importance. Scouts will interact with artifacts, photographs, documents, and books as part of their research. They will then create a comic or a movie about what they learned.
RESOURCES TO FULFILL THE REMAINING REQUIREMENTS
3a. The Museum provides Scouts with a list of current events topics that pertain to the Marine Corps. The link is below.
4a. The Museum has created a short film clip about the National Register of Historic Places. Scouts who do not want to watch the film clip can read a short document. The links to the film clip and the document are below.
5a. The Museum provides Scouts with a list of biographies of notable Marines. Many of these books are available for checking form the MCRD Command Museum Reference Center. The link to the list is below.
5b. The Museum has also created a list of feature films about the Marine Corps. Some of these films are available for check out from the MCRD Command Museum Reference Center. The link to the list is below.
6. The Museum has created a list of career opportunities in cultural heritage. The link to the list is below.
LINKS TO RESOURCES
SELECTED BIOGRAPHIES OF NOTABLE MARINES
SELECTED FILMS ABOUT THE MARINE CORPS
CURRENT EVENTS TOPICS AND RESOURCES
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN AMERICAN HERITAGE
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (TEXT VERSION OF VIDEO)
AMERICAN HERITAGE MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS (FROM SCOUTING .ORG)
AMERICAN HERITAGE BLUE CARD EXAMPLES (MUSEUM SERVES AS MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR)
AMERICAN HERITAGE BLUE CARD EXAMPLES (OTHER PERSON SERVES AS MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR)