This is the Spanish translation of the English version of this pamphlet (item 35870).
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.
Uncover how your community operates and how you can make a positive difference by being an active, contributing citizen.
Successfully completing this merit badge is one of the requirements to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.