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May Merit Badge: Citizenship in the World

Thursday May 16 2019 / 07:15 PM - Thursday May 16 2019 / 08:45 PM

Redwood City

Event Contact: John Tseng:
Event Location: Sandpiper – Room 28 – 2nd floor Middle School Building 797 Redwood Shores parkway Redwood City

Hi Troop 61,


Bergen Herd is offering a citizenship in the world merit badge workshop at the advancement meeting.  All the information you need to know is below.

This is a great opportunity to earn this merit badge (for free!) and open up time at summer camp and midway events for other unique merit badges. This is a foundational building block for the Eagle-required Citizenship Merit Badge series. This Citizenship on the World merit badge workshop will be a review and discussion of your completed work; it will not be a lecture. Open to First Class or higher ranking scouts or 8th grade and above due to density and subject of material.
If you are interested in this workshop:
1. Obtain Blue card from an ASM. Prefill it out in PEN.
Merit Badge: Citizenship in the World
Troop 61; Redwood District; PacSky Council
Name of Counselor: Bergen Chen
(Please get address and phone from Bergen or the Troop email)
2. Register with Bergen by email (bergenchen at by May 13.
3. Review the requirements, particularly requirement 7. You have several options, two of which are field trips that may require coordination with your family schedule.
4. Read the Citizenship in the World merit badge booklet. Nearly all the answers to the requirements for this merit badge are found in the booklet with careful reading or with a little internet research. I do not recommend tackling the entire booklet in one sitting. Rather, read a chapter, chew on it, think about it and prepare the requirements relating to that chapter before moving on. While this merit badge is not hard per se, there is a lot of information to process and it should not be done the day before the workshop.
5. At the workshop, be prepared to answer questions regarding all the requirements.  Writing answers in the merit badge worksheets ( will help prove that you have completed the work thoroughly and help make the workshop discussion move along. You will receive credit for work completed or fully explained or a partial for incomplete answers.
6. Tip for requirement 5: be sure to read the sidebars and charts for that chapter; they will help you answer the questions relating to types of government currently in power.
7. Tip if you decide to do requirement 7e: be sure to plan well in advance to attend the international event prior to 5/16 if you wish to complete this MB on 5/16. Of course, there is nothing wrong with completing the merit badge at a later date, especially if you wish to attend a cultural event after 5/16. If that is the case, then please research when and where this event will take place and coordinate with your parent’s schedule so you have a plan for completion.
If you have any questions about the requirements or what they mean, email (and cc your parent) at bergenchen at in advance of the workshop for clarification. As always, working on merit badges is on your timeline. If you register but are unable to complete all of the worksheets, don’t worry.  Please still attend the event, present what you have finished for a partial and provide a timeline for completion. We can meet again when you have completed the rest of the requirements. 
If RSVPs are accepted to this event, you can register using the form below: