Resources & References: CITIZENSHIP

Citizenship Information Troop Meetings Main Event

American Cultures, American Heritage, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, and Law merit badge pamphlets
Barbour, Christine. Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, 6th ed. CQ Press, 2013.
Bowman, Ann, and Richard C. Kearney. State and Local Government, 9th ed. Cengage Learning, 2012.
Greenberg, Edward S., and Benjamin I. Page. America’s Democratic Republic, 4th ed. Pearson, 2010
Kielburger, Marc, and Craig Kielburger. Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2002.
Krull, Kathleen. A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights: Curfews, Censorship, and the 100-Pound Giant, William Morrow & Co., 1999.
Mackintosh, Barry. The National Parks: Shaping the System, National Park Service, 2005.
Rusch, Elizabeth. Generation Fix: Young Ideas for a Better World, Beyond Words Publishing Inc., 2002.
Schmidt, Steffen. American Government and Politics Today, 2013–2014 ed. Cengage Learning, 2013.

Federal Courts
National Archives
National Park Service
U.S. Government Portal
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
U.S. Supreme Court
White House

Related Program Features
Duty to God, Ethics, Living History, and Mentoring

Photo and Illustration Credits
(U.S. Constitution, BSA file;, courtesy: vote buttons with red center and red stripes, ©Augusto Cabral; “Your vote counts,” ©Mega Pixel; U.S. flag, ©Claudio Divizia; Statue of Liberty, ©Tutti Frutti; scale, ©Olivier Le Queinec) (charts, signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Scout painting, BSA file), and (©Kim Seidl, courtesy)


We are grateful to Jillian Infusino, Whittier, California, 2014-2015 national Venturing vice president; and Kendra Virgin, Vancouver, Washington, for helping to develop the Citizenship program feature.

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