Citizenship in the Nation
| This is the Boy Scout Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge.|
Webelos Scouts can earn the Citizen activity badge.
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Citizenship belt loop and pin.
|Citizenship in the Nation requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) #6.|
|Citizenship in the Nation merit badge required required for the Eagle Scout rank.|
|Citizenship in the Nation merit badge|
|Replaced:||parts of Citizenship|
|BSA Advancement ID:||003|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
|“||As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to 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.||”|
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.).
- The BSA Citizenship Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Citizenship in the Nation as one of your monthly themes.
- 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-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