If you completed the workbook, you may upload the file below and do not need to fill out the requirements below. If you do not submit the workbook, you can complete the questions below for requirements you did not complete during class.
Requirement 1. 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.
Requirement 2 - Do the following:a. On a map of your community or using an electronic device, locate and point out the following:(1) Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works/services facilities(2) Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home(3) Parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, and trails(4) Historical or other points of interest
2b. Chart the organization of your local or state government. Show the top offices and tell whether they are elected or appointed.
Requirement 3. Do the following:a. Attend a meeting of your city, town, or county council or school board; OR attend a municipal, county, or state court session. b. Choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed, and explain to your counselor why you agree with one opinion more than you do another one.
If you did not attend a meeting, do not answer the below questions for requirement 3.
3b) Choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed, and explain to your counselor why you agree with one opinion more than you do another one.
Requirement 4. Choose an issue that is important to the citizens of yourcommunity; then do the following:a. Find out which branch of local government is responsible for this issue.b. With your counselor’s and a parent’s approval, interviewone person from the branch of government you identifiedin requirement 4a. Ask what is being done about this issueand how young people can help.c. Share what you have learned with your counselor
Requirement 5.With the approval of your counselor and a parent, watcha movie that shows how the actions of one individual or groupof individuals can have a positive effect on a community.Discuss with your counselor what you learned from the movieabout what it means to be a valuable and concerned memberof the community.
6. List some of the services (such as the library, recreation center, public transportation, and public safety) your community provides that are funded by taxpayers. Tell your counselor why these services are important to your community.
7. Do the following:a. Identify three charitable organizations outside of Scouting that interest you and bring people in your community together to work for the good of your community.b. Pick ONE of the organizations you chose for requirement 7a. Using a variety of resources (including newspapers, fliers and other literature, the Internet, volunteers, and employees of the organization), find out more about this organization.
Requirement 8. Develop a public presentation (such as a video, slide show,speech, digital presentation, or photo exhibit) about important and unique aspects of your community. Include information about the history, cultures, and ethnic groups of your community; its best features and popular places where people gather; and the challenges it faces. Stage your presentation in front of your merit badge counselor or a group, such as your patrol or a class at school