Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Helps and Documents

A group of connected paper dolls being held in hands. Plus an image of the Scouts BSA Citizenship in the Community merit badge emblem.

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.


Movies for Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

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.

Service Project Ideas for Scouts BSA

There are a lot of different ways to fulfill service requirements. Sometimes the best projects come from thinking outside the box.

Service Hours Form

What should be on a service hours form for Scouts or units wanting to record their participation in service projects?

Using the Same Event to Fulfill Two Different Requirements

A reader asks “For Scouts BSA, can the same meeting fulfill both requirements for the communication merit badge and the citizenship in the community?

What Can Scouts Use as Service Hours?

A reader asks what types of service projects can be used as service hours to fulfill requirements.

Age Requirements for Merit Badges

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:

Messengers of Peace

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.

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