Tallgrass Prairie Center


Citizenship in the Community

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge (ER)

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Patch

Requirement #7 Do the following:

  • a. Identify three charitable organizations outside of Scouting that interest you and bring people in your community together to work for the good of your community.
  • b. Pick ONE of the organizations you chose for requirement 7a. Using a variety of resources (including newspapers, fliers and other literature, the Internet, volunteers, and employees of the organization), find out more about this organization.
  • c. With your counselor’s and your parent’s approval, contact the organization you chose for requirement 7b, and find out what young people can do to help. While working on this merit badge, volunteer at least eight hours of your time for the organization. After your volunteer experience is over, discuss what you have learned with your counselor.


*NOTE: This requirement relates more to the Tallgrass Prairie Center (even though we are not a ‘charitable organization’) and how the work accomplished through the center is good for the community and the greater state of Iowa. Green Iowa AmeriCorps also recruits members and volunteers that are placed in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, throughout Iowa, and can be an excellent organization to focus on for requirements 7b and 7c. For more info and who can help connect you to the right people, please contact Laura Walter: laura.walter@uni.edu or 319-273-3005