Requirements for Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge:
The following are the first 4 of 8 requirements for the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge.*
1. Explain what citizenship in the nation means and what it takes to be a good citizen of this country. Discuss the rights, duties, and obligations of a responsible and active American citizen.
2. Do TWO of the following:
- Visit a place that is listed as a National Historic Landmark or that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tell your counselor what you learned about the landmark or site and what you found interesting about it.
- Tour your state capitol building or the U.S. Capitol. Tell your counselor what you learned about the capitol, its function, and the history.
Requirements for the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge:*
- 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.
- Do the following: A. On a map of your community or using an electronic device, locate and point out the following:
- Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works/services facilities
- Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home
- Parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, and trails
- Historical or other points of interest
B. Chart the organization or your local or State government. Show the top offices and tell whether they are elected or appointed.
*Another 6 steps are listed in the Merit Badge Book for Citizenship in the Community. You can find the latest version by visiting www.scouting.org and searching.