Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Launches

Today, the BSA announced the launch of the Citizenship in Society merit badge for youth in the Scouts BSA program. The new merit badge encourages Scouts to explore important topics around diversity, equity, inclusion and ethical leadership and learn why these qualities are important in society and in Scouting. Beginning July 1, 2022, the Citizenship in Society merit badge will be required for any youth seeking to achieve the Eagle Scout rank.

The new merit badge requirements and counselor resources can be found at

You can learn more about the BSAs efforts to make Scouting a place where each youth, volunteer, and employee feels a sense of belonging; to build communities where every person feels respected and valued; and to prepare our Scouts to to serve as successful members and leaders of our nation’s increasingly diverse communities at