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Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 Scouts BSA Requirements.
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Consider also using the Citizenship in the World merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Explain what citizenship in the world means to you and what you think it takes to be a good world citizen.
Requirement 2: Explain how one becomes a citizen in the United States, and explain the rights, duties, and obligations of U.S. citizenship. Discuss the similarities and differences between the rights, duties, and obligations of U.S. citizens and the citizens of two other countries.
Requirement 3: Do the following:
Requirement 3a: Pick a current world event. In relation to this current event, discuss with your counselor how a country's national interest and its relationship with other countries might affect areas such as its security, its economy, its values, and the health of its citizens.
Requirement 3b: Select a foreign country and discuss with your counselor how its geography, natural resources, and climate influence its economy and its global partnerships with other countries.
Requirement 4: Do TWO of the following:
Requirement 4a: Explain international law and how it differs from national law. Explain the role of international law and how international law can be used as a tool for conflict resolution.
Requirement 4b: Using resources such as major daily newspapers, the Internet (with your parent's permission), and news magazines, observe a current issue that involves international trade, foreign exchange, balance of payments, tariffs, and free trade. Explain what you have learned. Include in your discussion an explanation of why countries must cooperate in order for world trade and global competition to thrive.
Requirement 4c: Select TWO of the following organizations and describe their role in the world.
Requirement 4c1: The United Nations and UNICEF
Requirement 4c2: The World Court
Requirement 4c3: Interpol
Requirement 4c4: World Organization of the Scout Movement
Requirement 4c5: The World Health Organization
Requirement 4c6: Amnesty International
Requirement 4c7: The International Committee of the Red Cross
Requirement 4c8: CARE (Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere)
Requirement 4c9: European Union
Requirement 5: Do the following:
Requirement 5a: Discuss the differences between constitutional and nonconstitutional governments.
Requirement 5b: Name at least five different types of governments currently in power in the world.
Requirement 5c: Show on a world map countries that use each of these five different forms of government.
Requirement 6: Do the following:
Requirement 6a: Explain how a government is represented abroad and how the United States government is accredited to international organizations.
Requirement 6b: Describe the roles of the following in the conduct of foreign relations.
Requirement 6b1: Ambassador
Requirement 6b2: Consul
Requirement 6b3: Bureau of International Information Programs
Requirement 6b4: Agency for International Development
Requirement 6b5: United States and Foreign Commercial Service
Requirement 6c: Explain the purpose of a passport and visa for international travel.
Requirement 7: Do TWO of the following (with your parent's permission) and share with your counselor what you have learned:
Requirement 7a: Visit the web site of the U.S. State Department. Learn more about an issue you find interesting that is discussed on this web site.
Requirement 7b: Visit the web site of an international news organization or foreign government, OR examine a foreign newspaper available at your local library, bookstore, or newsstand. Find a news story about a human right realized in the United States that is not recognized in another country.
Requirement 7c: Visit with a student or Scout from another country and discuss the typical values, holidays, ethnic foods, and traditions practiced or enjoyed there.
Requirement 7d: Attend a world Scout jamboree.
Requirement 7e: Participate in or attend an international event in your area, such as an ethnic festival, concert, or play.