Merit Badge Requirements Merit Badge History
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the current Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Citizenship in the Community Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Citizenship in the Community merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

https://scoutmasterbucky.com/merit-badges/citizenship-in-the-community/

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Discuss with your counselor what citizenship in the community means and what it takes to be a good citizen in your community. Discuss the rights, duties, and obligations of citizenship, and explain how you can demonstrate good citizenship in your community, Scouting unit, place of worship, or school.
What citizenship in the community means
What it takes to be a good citizen in your community
Rights, duties, and obligations of citizenship
Explain how you can demonstrate good citizenship
Requirement 2: Do the following:
Requirement 2 a: On a map of your community or using an electronic device, locate and point out the following:
1. Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works/services facilities
2. Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home
3. Parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, and trails
4. Historical or other points of interest
Requirement 2 b: Chart the organization of your local or state government. Show the top offices and tell whether they are elected or appointed.
Requirement 3: Do the following:
Requirement 3 a: Attend a meeting of your city, town, or county council or school board; OR attend a municipal, county, or state court session.
Completed
Requirement 3 b: Choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed, and explain to your counselor why you agree with one opinion more than you do another one.
Requirement 4: Choose an issue that is important to the citizens of your community; then do the following:
An issue that is important to the citizens of your community
Requirement 4 a: Find out which branch of local government is responsible for this issue.
Requirement 4 b: With your counselor’s and a parent’s approval, interview one person from the branch of government you identified in requirement 4a. Ask what is being done about this issue and how young people can help.
Requirement 4 c: Share what you have learned with your counselor.
Completed
Requirement 5: With the approval of your counselor and a parent, watch a movie that shows how the actions of one individual or group of individuals can have a positive effect on a community. Discuss with your counselor what you learned from the movie about what it means to be a valuable and concerned member of the community.
Movie chosen
Counselor approved
Parent Name
Parent Signature
Phone
Date
Movie Approved
Requirement 6: List some of the services (such as the library, recreation center, public transportation, and public safety) your community provides that are funded by taxpayers. Tell your counselor why these services are important to your community.
Some of the services your community provides that are funded by taxpayers
Why these services are important to your community
Requirement 7: Do the following:
Requirement 7 a: Identify three charitable organizations outside of Scouting that interest you and bring people in your community together to work for the good of your community.
Requirement 7 b: Pick ONE of the organizations you chose for requirement 7a. Using a variety of resources (including newspapers, fliers and other literature, the Internet, volunteers, and employees of the organization), find out more about this organization.
Requirement 7 c: With your counselor’s and your parent’s approval, contact the organization you chose for requirement 7b, and find out what young people can do to help. While working on this merit badge, volunteer at least eight hours of your time for the organization. After your volunteer experience is over, discuss what you have learned with your counselor.
Counselor approved organization before contact
Parent Name
Parent Signature
Phone
Date
Approved
Requirement 8: Develop a public presentation (such as a video, slide show, speech, digital presentation, or photo exhibit) about important and unique aspects of your community. Include information about the history, cultures, and ethnic groups of your community; its best features and popular places where people gather; and the challenges it faces. Stage your presentation in front of your merit badge counselor or a group, such as your patrol or a class at school.
Developed a public presentation
Included history of your commuty
Included cultures of your commuty
Included ethnic groups of your commuty
Staged your presentation in front of your merit badge counselor or a group, such as your patrol or a class at school