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
As Scouts use this pamphlet to fulfill the requirements for the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens, aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights. They will also learn how to participate in their governments, protect their freedom, understand how they can help to defend their country, and stand up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens. Learn More
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.
Spanish-language print version (SKU 619136) also available.
The positive lessons and skills developed through climbing are not always obvious: self-confidence, self-reliance, mental toughness, determination, and good judgment are just a few. Climbing tests your body and your mind. Learn More