Education Program Mission Statement

To share with students, teachers, scholars, and all interested citizens, the history of General of the Army and President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the times in which he lived, through dynamic outreach, creative onsite programs, relevant educational materials, and online resources.

Schedule a K-12 Field Trip

The Eisenhower Foundation offers numerous K-12 education programs at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home. To learn about the programs offered and to schedule a field trip to the Presidential Library visit the Eisenhower Foundation's field trip page.

 

Boy Scouts of America

Dwight D. Eisenhower was an enthusiastic supporter of the Boy Scouts for nearly 40 years. His son, John, joined the Boy Scouts as a teenager in the 1930s. During World War II, more than 200,000 Boy Scouts honored Eisenhower's call to patriotism by participating in the 'General Eisenhower Waste Paper Campaign.' He served on the Boy Scouts Executive Board in the late 1940s and, during his presidency, was scouting's Honorary President. 

In 1950 Eisenhower addressed the National Jamboree at Valley Forge and, a decade later, attended the Gold Jubilee Jamboree. During his retirement years, Eisenhower continued to make time for Boy Scouts.

Boy Scouts of America programs at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home teach the value of civic knowledge and engagement and encourage Scouts to be actively involved in the democratic process. The partnership between the BSA and the Eisenhower Presidential Library builds on Eisenhower's commitment to civic education. 

Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms for FREE admission to the Eisenhower Museum.

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Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

"I urge you all to live up to the high ideals for which scouting stands--your duty as patriotic citizens." - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 

As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens using the example of Dwight D. Eisenhower. They will become aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, learn to participate in their governments and protect their freedoms, and help to defend their country and stand up for individual rights on behalf of all citizens.

The Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge workshops at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum are offered in partnership with the Coronado Area Council in Salina, Kansas.  

 

 

  • Registration 
    • This link will take you to the Coronado Area Council website to complete your registration.

 

  • 2019 - 2020 Dates 
    • November 16, 2019

    • January 25, 2020

    • April 18, 2020

 

Eisenhower Leadership Patch (Cub Scouts)

  • The Eisenhower Cub Scout Leadership Patch is an opportunity to learn more about good character through the example of Dwight D. Eisenhower using the permanent exhibits of the Eisenhower Museum. Scouts will read exhibit panels, watch videos, and examine artifacts, photographs, and documents related to the six good character traits of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courage, and Cooperation

  • Print the Activity Sheet before you visit or request a copy at the Visitors Center and Presidential Gift Shop. You may earn the patch and the six rockers during your visit by completing the entire Activity Sheet.

  • When you have completed the Activity Sheet, take it to a staff person at the Visitors Center desk. You may then purchase your patch and rockers.

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Eisenhower Leadership Patch (Boy Scouts)

  • The Eisenhower Boy Scout Leadership Patch is an opportunity to learn more about good citizenship through the example of Dwight D. Eisenhower using the permanent exhibits of the Eisenhower Museum. Scouts will read exhibit panels, watch videos, and examine artifacts, photographs, and documents related to the six good citizenship traits of Knowledge, Civic Disposition, Preparation, Participation, Protection, and Perpetuation.

  • Print the Activity Sheet before you visit or request a copy at the Visitors Center and Presidential Gift Shop. You may earn the patch and the six rockers during your visit by completing the entire Activity Sheet.

  • When you have completed the Activity Sheet, take it to a staff person at the Visitors Center desk. You may then purchase your patch and rockers.

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Last Revised Date
October 17, 2019