As troubling as these times are I think it’s important for any Mb Counselor that has the teaching skills to offer the the Citizenship Merit Badges. If the PLC isn’t interested in offering then find a outside place if local government and Council rules provide it and teach it as a voluntary class as long as YPT is addressed of course. I personally would start with Citizenship in the Nation since this is a election season and it’s important to talk about what being a good citizen really means along with your rights, responsibilities and obligations.
Don’t shortcut and work off those wretched internet worksheets. The pamphlets are really well written and should be your source for the most part.
We need to keep political discourse out of the lesson. That’s the problem. Society now teaches people for one side to be right, not only is the other side wrong, but must be destroyed and humiliated and that’s not the American way.
Offering this class should be a learning event for the MB Counselor hearing what these young people think they know about what citizenship is all about.