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Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

Citizenship in Society is the Boy Scouts of America’s newest merit badge for youth in the Scouts BSA program and is an Eagle required merit badge (one that is required for the rank of Eagle Scout starting July 1, 2022). The merit badge is focused on a journey of self-discovery concerning topics around diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how those discussions benefit society through the lens of the Scout Oath and Law. All key facts and information about this merit badge can be found at


To become a counselor for this merit badge in our council, an adult volunteer must complete the following:

  • BSA’s Merit Badge Counselor “position specific” training found on
  • BSA’s “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scouting” volunteer training (SCO 1800) found in the “BSA Learn Center” at (search “diversity” in BSA Learn Center’s catalog; it’s the 30 minute course).
  • Our council Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselor training Part 1: Online CiS MBC Guidelines Training. This is a Powerpoint slide deck you will find and download from the registration page for Part 2 of the training. Review this slide deck on your own time before participating in the Part 2 training. It will take 30-45 minutes for you to complete.  Click here to download Part 1.
  • Our council Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselor Training Part 2: contact your district Advancement Chair, who will put you in touch with an existing Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselor. The counselor will instruct you in the mechanics of instructing Scouts for this merit badge.

Only those volunteers completing the above requirements will be certified in our council to sign off on requirements or completion of the Citizenship in Society Merit Badge.

If you have any questions, please contact our council’s Advancement Chair.