Citizenship in the Nation
links, and cross-references to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
Citizenship in the Nation is a popular Merit Badge and required for Eagle Scout. -
| This is the Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge.|
Webelos Scouts can earn the Webelos Citizen Activity Badge.
Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Citizenship Belt Loop & Pin.
|Citizenship in the Nation requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) #6.|
|Citizenship in the Nation merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||003|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
Citizenship in the Nation requirements
| A FREE workbook for Citizenship in the Nation is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of|
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
- "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
- Citizenship in the Nation merit badge is on the Eagle Scout required list (requirement 3.c.).
- 1: Citizenship - Rights - Duties - Jury Duty - Obligations (Responsibilities)
- 2a: National Historic Landmarks - National Register of Historic Places
- 2c: Post Office Finder - Your local post office is a federal facility.
- 2d: National Monuments
- 3: Major daily newspaper websites
- 4a: Declaration of Independence
- 4c: The Constitution
- 4d: Bill of Rights
- 4e: Amendments to the Constitution
- 5: Six functions of government from the first six articles
- 6: Famous speeches
- Gettysburg Address I have a dream
- Presidential Speeches
- The History Place: Great Speeches Collection
- 8: Citizenship in the Nation MB Pamphlet, page 41: "You can write a letter online or send a letter by mail."
- Write a letter online to your Senator or Congressman
- U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate
- Another site for Contacting the Congress
Personal Development Awards Personal development-related awards
- Boy Scout merit badges:
- Venturing: Religious and Community Life Bronze Award - TRUST Award - Quest Award - Ranger Award electives: Physical Fitness - Backpacking
- Webelos activity badges: Citizen - Communicator - Family Member -Fitness - Scholar; Other resources: Flag Ceremonies
- Cub Scout belt loops & pins: Citizenship - Communicating - Heritages - Language and Culture - Physical Fitness
General Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Worksheets & Requirements – with the revision dates, diagrams, charts, checklists, logs, and links you need.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Merit Badge FAQ – answers dozens of questions like: Who can be a counselor? Can requirements be added or removed?
- Merit Badges Requiring Prior Approval – Certain requirements need prior approval. Most do not. Here is the list.
- Also see: List of how many boys have earned each Merit Badge – Merit Badge policies – Merit badges required for the Eagle Scout rank – Merit Badge Days
- Additionally: List of Merit Badges by Field of Study – Merit Badge Pamphlets & Libraries
- Merit Badge Counselors must complete Youth Protection Training, file an Adult Application (and Merit Badge Counselor Information Form); and be approved by the local council. (See the Guide for Merit Badge Counselors for additional details.)
- The American Government - "A Grand Experiment"
- National Center for Constitutional Studies Includes an online Constitution quiz and game
- Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
- US History A comprehensive site created by the Independence Hall Association
- Justices of the Supreme Court
- Understanding the Federal Courts
- Kids in the House
- World's Smallest Political Quiz
- Town Hall
- 50 States and Capitals
- LSU Libraries Federal Agencies Directory
- The White House
- Congress of the United States