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MERIT BADGES
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"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

citizenship_in_the_community.gif (8596 bytes)  Citizenship in the Community*
Requirements 1993
  1. Describe your community to your counselor giving
    1. A short history
    2. Cultures and ethnic groups
    3. Major places of employment

    What is the future of your community?

  2. Mark or point out on a map of your community the following:
    1. Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works / services facility
    2. Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home
    3. Schools, churches, and synagogues near your home
    4. Main highways to neighboring cities and towns
    5. Nearest railroads and bus stations and airport, if any
    6. Chief industries or other major places of employment
    7. Historical and other interesting points
  3. Do the following:
    1. Chart the organization of your local or state government. Show the top offices and tell which are elected or appointed.
    2. Name the political parties in your community government and list four persons active in the politics of your community and what positions they hold.
  4. Attend ONE:
    1. County or parish board meeting
    2. City council meeting
    3. School board meeting
    4. Municipal, county, or state court session
  5. 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 your counselor.
  6. List the services your community provides to the citizens in return for the taxes paid by you and your parents.
  7. 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.
  8. List and describe the work of five volunteer organizations through which people in your community work together for the good of your community.
  9. Tell how to report an accident or an emergency in your community.
  10. List five ways you can demonstrate good citizenship in your community, religious institution, school, or Scouting unit.
 

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