(Citizenship (merit badge)|Citizenship)
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| Civics merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)|
|Civics merit badge|
|Status:||Discontinued||BSA Advancement ID:||n/a|
|Created:||1911||Origin:|| One of the original|
57 merit badges
The Civics merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
Civics is a discontinued merit badge. It was one of the original 1911 merit badges, but was renamed Citizenship by the 1948 revision to the Boy Scout Handbook. That badge was then replaced by Citizenship in the Nation in in 1951 and Citizenship in the Community and Citizenship in the Home in 1952 (later renamed as the Family Life merit badge). At the same time, the World Brotherhood merit badge was introduced, and these four badges constituted the "Citizenship Group" of merit badges, any two of which were required for Eagle. In 1972, the Citizenship in the World merit badge replaced World Brotherhood.