Citizenship in the World
| This is the Boy Scout Citizenship in the World Merit Badge.|
Webelos Scouts can earn the Webelos Citizen Activity Badge.
Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Citizenship Belt Loop & Pin.
|Citizenship in the World merit badge required required for the Eagle Scout rank.|
|Citizenship in the World merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||004|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
|“||Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world. How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries.||”|
Citizenship in the World requirements
| A FREE workbook for Citizenship in the World is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of|
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
- "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
- Citizenship in the World merit badge is on the Eagle Scout required list (requirement 3.d.).
- The BSA Citizenship Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Citizenship in the World as one of your monthly themes.
- 5. Citizenship in the World merit badge is on the [(Quartermaster)] required list (requirement 2).
- British Broadcast Co. - Cable News Network - C-SPAN - The New York Times - The Wall Street Journal - The Washington Post
3b. List of Countries with geography, natural resources, climate, and global partnership information.
4a. International Law - National Law
4b. Current International Issues - State Department's World Issues - International (Foreign) Trade - Foreign Exchange - Balance of Payments - Tariffs - Free Trade
4c1. United Nations Official page
4c2. International Court of Justice (World Court)
4c3. World Organization of the Scout Movement
4c4. World Health Organization
4c5. Amnesty International
4c6. The International Committee of the Red Cross Official page
5a. Constitutional Government in the United States An explanation from President Woodrow Wilson.
5b. CIA Factbook: Forms of Government Definitions of each type of government, and a listing of each type by system
5c. See the Citizenship in the World Workbook for the blank world map you will need (see above link for country listings).
6a. Government are accredited to through ambassadors and to international organizations
6b1. Ambassador - List of US Ambassadors
6b3. Bureau of International Information Programs
6b4. Agency for International Development
6b5. United States and Foreign Commercial Service
6c. Passport - Visa
7a. US Department of State Official page - Future State - US Department of State for Youth
7d. World Scouting Jamboree
Personal development-related awards
- Boy Scout merit badges:
- Venturing: Religious and Community Life Bronze Award - TRUST Award - Quest Award - Ranger Award electives: Physical Fitness - Backpacking
- Webelos activity badges: Citizen - Communicator - Family Member -Fitness - Scholar; Other resources: Flag Ceremonies
- Cub Scout belt loops & pins: Citizenship - Communicating - Heritages - Language and Culture - Physical Fitness
Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Worksheets & Requirements – with the revision dates, diagrams, charts, checklists, logs, and links you need.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Merit Badge FAQ – answers dozens of questions like: Who can be a counselor? Can requirements be added or removed?
- Merit Badges Requiring Prior Approval – Certain requirements need prior approval. Most do not. Here is the list.
- Also see: Most Popular Merit Badges – Merit Badge Policies – Eagle-Required Merit Badges – Merit Badge Days
- Additionally: List of Merit Badges by Field of Study – Merit Badge Pamphlets & Libraries
- Merit Badge Counselors must complete Youth Protection Training, file an Adult Application (and Merit Badge Counselor Information Form); and be approved by the local council. (See the Guide for Merit Badge Counselors for additional details.)
- How to Become a Citizen of the United States of America — Written for middle schoolers
- CIA World Factbook — Information on every country in the world
- Presidential Speech Archive
- The Global Environment and the National Interest
- Background Notes on geographic entities and international organizations
- The Interactive Currency Table
- Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
- The Electronic Embassy
- Geneva International
- WWW Virtual Library: Culture
- WWW Virtual Library: Indigenous Studies
- WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources