Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Community is a required merit badge for the Eagle Scout
- Describe your community to your counselor giving:
- Short history
- Cultures and ethnic groups
- Major places of employment What is the future of
- Mark or point out on a map of your community the following:
- Chief government buildings.
- Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest
- Schools, churches, and synagogues near your home.
- Main highways to neighboring cities and towns.
- Nearest railroads and bus stations and airport, if
- Chief industries or other major places of
- Historical and other interesting points.
- Do the following:
- Chart the organization of your local or state
government. Show the top offices and tell which are
elected or appointed.
- Name the political parties in your community
government and list four persons active in the
politics of your community and what positions they
- Attend ONE of the following:
- County board meeting
- City council meeting
- School board meeting
- Municipal, county, or state court session.
- After visiting the governmental meeting, obtain a copy
of that body's published budget. Review the major
sources of income and expenses for its operation with
- List the services your community provides to the
citizens in return for the taxes paid by you and your
- Select a city county, or school problem or issue under
consideration from the local newspaper or news
broadcast and write a letter expressing your views to
the mayor, administrator, or school board president.
Show this letter and any response to your counselor.
- List and describe the work of five volunteer
organizations through which people in your community
work together for the good of your community.
- Tell how to report an accident or an emergency in your
- List five ways you can demonstrate good citizenship in
your community, religious institution, school, or