Scouts learn how to be active members of their local community while working on the Citizenship in the Community merit badge.
They learn about local government and do service work in their region. They also research the history, culture, and demographics in their area.
The Citizenship in the Community merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout.
- Related Achievements
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Sometimes when I am doing an initial interview with a Scout for the Citizenship in the Community merit badge, they don’t have any idea of which movie to watch. Here are a few suggestions.
There are a lot of different ways to fulfill service requirements. Sometimes the best projects come from thinking outside the box.
What should be on a service hours form for Scouts or units wanting to record their participation in service projects?
A reader asks “For Scouts BSA, can the same meeting fulfill both requirements for the communication merit badge and the citizenship in the community?
A reader asks what types of service projects can be used as service hours to fulfill requirements.
A reader asks a question about age requirements for merit badges. How old should a Scout be to work on a particular merit badge?
Troop Program Features
These are ideas to help youth leadership plan a month’s worth of meetings and outings around a theme. Here are some which work well with this badge:
The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.
- Citizenship in Society Merit Badge
- Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge
- Citizenship in the World Merit Badge
- American Business Merit Badge
- American Cultures Merit Badge
- Communication Merit Badge
- Crime Prevention Merit Badge
- Photography Merit Badge
- Public Speaking Merit Badge
- Scouting Heritage Merit Badge