Laurel Highlands Council

Naturalization Ceremonies


Naturalization Ceremonies

Many of today’s youth take their U.S. citizenship for granted. A great way to help educate your Cubs or Scouts on both their privileges and duties as U.S. Citizens is to involve them in a Naturalization Ceremony. The ceremonies take place the third Friday of every other month starting with January at 10:00 a.m. at the Federal Courthouse. As part of the ceremony, your unit will have the opportunity to present the colors and close by leading the Pledge of Allegiance to a group of new United States citizens. This can be part of your scout’s citizenship awareness and citizenship merit badges.

A ceremony is held each month to swear in and welcome our very newest citizens. As members of the Boy Scouts of America, we are chosen to lead the citizens in their very first recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. It is a simple, yet profoundly moving experience to do so.

Packs, troops or crews are encouraged to participate in the program. The ceremonies are held the third Friday of the month. Please contact Charles Huse at 412-325-7950 to be added to the schedule.