Citizenship in the World
| This is the Citizenship in the World merit badge for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.|
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 World merit badge is required for the Eagle Scout rank.|
|Citizenship in the World merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||004|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
|“||Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world. How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries.||”|
Citizenship in the World is one of the required merit badges for the World Conservation Award for Boy Scouts.
Citizenship in the World merit badge requirements
- Citizenship in the World merit badge is on the Eagle Scout required list (requirement 3.d.).
- The BSA Citizenship Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Citizenship in the World as one of your monthly themes.
- Citizenship in the World merit badge is on the [(Quartermaster)] required list (requirement 2).
- British Broadcast Co. - Cable News Network - C-SPAN - The New York Times - The Wall Street Journal - The Washington Post
3b. List of Countries with geography, natural resources, climate, and global partnership information.
4a. International Law - National Law
4b. Current International Issues - State Department's World Issues - International (Foreign) Trade - Foreign Exchange - Balance of Payments - Tariffs - Free Trade
4c1. United Nations Official page
4c2. International Court of Justice (World Court)
4c3. World Organization of the Scout Movement
4c4. World Health Organization
4c5. Amnesty International
4c6. The International Committee of the Red Cross Official page
5a. Constitutional Government in the United States An explanation from President Woodrow Wilson.
5b. CIA Factbook: Forms of Government Definitions of each type of government, and a listing of each type by system
5c. See the Citizenship in the World Workbook for the blank world map you will need (see above link for country listings).
6a. Government are accredited to through ambassadors and to international organizations
6b1. Ambassador - List of US Ambassadors
6b3. Bureau of International Information Programs
6b4. Agency for International Development
6b5. United States and Foreign Commercial Service
6c. Passport - Visa
7a. US Department of State Official page - Future State - US Department of State for Youth
7d. World Scouting Jamboree
|Personal development-related awards
|General Merit Badge information
- How to Become a Citizen of the United States of America — Written for middle schoolers
- CIA World Factbook — Information on every country in the world
- Presidential Speech Archive
- The Global Environment and the National Interest
- Background Notes on geographic entities and international organizations
- The Interactive Currency Table
- Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
- The Electronic Embassy
- Geneva International
- WWW Virtual Library: Culture
- WWW Virtual Library: Indigenous Studies
- WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources