A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from one another and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: in the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials. Learn More
Our Founding Fathers laid a strong framework for the establishment of this country, and Citizenship in the Nation paints a clear picture of their vision.
As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens who are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens.
Successfully completing this merit badge is one of the requirements to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world and that success as a world citizen depends on one’s willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries.
Successfully completing this merit badge is one of the requirements to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Learn More