Citizenship In The World Merit Badge Requirements and Worksheet


Citizenship In The World Merit Badge

Citizenship In The World Merit Badge


Requirements for the Citizenship In The World merit badge:

  1. Explain what citizenship in the world means to you and what you think it takes to be a good world citizen.
  2. Explain how one becomes a citizen in the United States, and explain the rights, duties, and obligations of U.S. citizenship. Discuss the similarities and differences between the rights, duties, and obligations of U.S. citizens and the citizens of two other countries.
  3. Do the following:
    1. Pick a current world event. In relation to this current event, discuss with your counselor how a country's national interest and its relationship with other countries might affect areas such as its security, its economy, its values, and the health of its citizens.
    2. Select a foreign country and discuss with your counselor how its geography, natural resources, and climate influence its economy and its global partnerships with other countries.
  4. Do TWO of the following:
    1. Explain international law and how it differs from national law. Explain the role of international law and how international law can be used as a tool for conflict resolution.
    2. Using resources such as major daily newspapers, the Internet (with your parent's permission), and news magazines, observe a current issue that involves international trade, foreign exchange, balance of payments, tariffs, and free trade. Explain what you have learned. Include in your discussion an explanation of why countries must cooperate in order for world trade and global competition to thrive.
    3. Select TWO of the following organizations and describe their role in the world.
      1. The United Nations
      2. The World Court
      3. World Organization of the Scout Movement
      4. The World Health Organization
      5. Amnesty International
      6. The International Committee of the Red Cross
      7. CARE
  5. Do the following:
    1. Discuss the differences between constitutional and non-constitutional governments.
    2. Name at least five different types of governments currently in power in the world.
    3. Show on a world map countries that use each of these five different forms of government.
  6. Do the following:
    1. Explain how a government is represented abroad and how the United States government is accredited to international organizations.
    2. Describe the roles of the following in the conduct of foreign relations.
      1. Ambassador
      2. Consul
      3. Bureau of International Information Programs
      4. Agency for International Development
      5. United States and Foreign Commercial Service
    3. Explain the purpose of a passport and visa for international travel.
  7. Do TWO of the following (with your parent's permission) and share with your counselor what you have learned:
    1. Visit the Web site of the U.S. State Department. Learn more about an issue you find interesting that is discussed on this Web site.
    2. Visit the Web site of an international news organization or foreign government, OR examine a foreign newspaper available at your local library, bookstore, or newsstand. Find a news story about a human right realized in the United States that is not recognized in another country.
    3. Visit with a student or Scout from another country and discuss the typical values, holidays, ethnic foods, and traditions practiced or enjoyed there.
    4. Attend a world Scout jamboree.
    5. Participate in or attend an international event in your area, such as an ethnic festival, concert, or play.

Citizenship In The World Worksheet



Comments:
 Jun 10, 2013 - Sandra Kotten
Does a Scout need to talk to a merit badge counselor BEFORE completing the requirements and worksheets for Citizenship of the World?  My son will be a "Student Ambassador" this summer for People to People in Canada.  It is a great opportunity and would help with his Citizenship of the World merit badge.  Does he need to talk to his merit badge counselor before he starts this merit badge?
Jun 10, 2013 - Scouter Paul
@Sandra - First off, the 'worksheets' are not part of the merit badge process.  They are just tools that some scouts might use to help keep their progress in order.
I would absolutely recommend that the scout discuss his upcoming opportunities with his merit badge counselor BEFOREHAND.  There's no reason not to.  
If a scout tells a counselor that he already completed some requirement, the counselor may or may not count that progress - it's up to the counselor.  Some requirements are easier to verify than others.
Jun 24, 2014 - First Class Scouter - LV300
This is an Eagle Required MB and that is something big. I would talk to a counselor first.
Jul 20, 2014 - Ah, ah, ah, ah, Stayin' a Life!!!
Do not listen to them Sandra Kotten. Merit badge worksheets have lines on them to completely answer the questions. So use that space and answer all of the questions. Fill in the answers. You don't have to talk to a counselor before completing a requirement. You can talk to a counselor even after completing a requirement. Then you just tell the counselor about it and he will believe you because you will verify that your son did it, so the counselor will sign off the requirement. What I do is just get the answers to the worksheet questions from the internet and write down the answers. Then I take it to my counselor and he reads them and signs off the requirement. It's not that hard Sandra Kotten.

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