Learning About Hanford Reach National Monument
Some girls in the troop began working on the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge. One of the requirements asks that Scouts pick a national monument and learn more about it through brochures, the internet and possibly visiting the monument in person. These girls picked a monument very close to home, and after learning about it from brochures available from our local visitor's bureau and the internet, they set out to explore the natural wonders of the Hanford Reach National Monument. They realized it is unlike most national monuments that have an erected monument of some kind. The river and its surrounding habitat spanning for miles around the national laboratory and cleanup site stands as the monument for visitors to enjoy and learn about.