The Rangers and Volunteers at James A. Garfield National Historic Site have developed a series of exciting programs for boy scouts earning a variety of merit badges. These programs are hands-on and collaborative, giving scouts an opportunity to delve deeper into difficult topics, work with boys from other troops, and see connections between each merit badge and James A. Garfield, his family and his property which today is a national park. Each program covers several merit badge requirements, with the option for scouts to complete the pre-requisites before hand. Merit badge counselors are on hand to review activities.
The 2012-2013 Merit Badge Programs are:
These programs are free to all boy scouts. Registration is mandatory - please call
Did You Know?
James A. Garfield was the last president to be born in a log cabin. He was born in Orange Township, Ohio which is now Moreland Hills.