The Requirements for Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge
Citizenship in the Nation is a required merit badge for the Eagle Scout
- After reading, discuss with your counselor the following
- Declaration of Independence
- Preamble to the Constitution
- Bill of Rights
- Amendments to the Constitution
- Name the three branches of government and explain their functions. Explain the
checks and balances on each branch of government.
- Outline the relationships between state and federal governments.
- Do ONE of the following:
Explain to your experiences to your counselor.
- Visit the National Capitol.
- Visit your state capitol.
- Tour a federal installation.
- Name your two senators and the congressman from your congressional district.
Write a letter to one of these elected officials on a national issue sharing your view
with him or her. Show your letter and any response to your counselor.
- What are five important functions of your national government? Explain how these
functions affect your family and local community.
- Discuss the main ways by which our federal government is financed.
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