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Communication Merit Badge. March 2007. Requirement 1. Answer questions using complete sentences. Option D Type of Communication: Face-to-Face When might this method not be appropriate or effective? Face-to-face communication would not if there was a distance between the two speakers.

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Communication merit badge

Communication Merit Badge

March 2007


Requirement 1

Requirement 1

  • Answer questions using complete sentences.

  • Option D

  • Type of Communication: Face-to-Face

    When might this method not be appropriate or effective?

    Face-to-face communication would not if there was a distance between the two speakers.


Type of communication phone

Type of Communication: Phone

  • When might this method not be appropriate or effective?

  • Phone communication would not work if one of person could not speak clearly.


Type of communication fax

Type of Communication: Fax

  • When might this method not be appropriate or effective?

  • Fax communication would not work of one person has no fax machine available.


Type of communication letter

Type of Communication: Letter

  • When might this method not be appropriate or effective?

  • Letter communication would not work if one person cannot read or write.


Type of communication email

Type of Communication: Email

  • When might this method not be appropriate or effective?

  • Email communication would not work if someone has no internet access.


Type of communication texting

Type of Communication: Texting

  • When might this method not be appropriate or effective?

  • Text messaging would not work if the person does not have a cell phone or have access teo text messaging.


Requirement 2

Requirement 2

  • Think of a creative way to describe yourself, using for example, a collage, short story or autobiography, drawing or series of photographs, or a song or skit. Use the aid you created, make a presentation to your counselor about yourself.

  • M - Mother

  • R - Reliable

  • S - Sensitive

  • S - Social

  • A - Accountable

  • N - Nice

  • D - Doer

  • B - Books

  • E - Educated

  • R - Resourceful

  • G - Generous

  • Include illustrations or pictures for half of the letters in your name to show who you are.


Requirement 3

Requirement 3

  • Write a 5 minute speech and give it at a meeting of a group. (Attach a copy of your speech to this worksheet).

  • The topic of my speech was:____________

  • The place I gave my speech was:________

  • The group I gave my speech to was_______


Requirement 4

Requirement 4

  • Interview someone you know fairly well, like or respect because of his/her position, talent, career or life experience.

    1. Prepare and deliver to your counselor an introduction of the person as though this person were to be a guest speaker. Type out double spaced. Use complete sentences.


Requirement 4 continued

Requirement 4 continued

  • 2. Why would the audience want to hear this person speak?

  • 3. How would you call to invite this person? What would you say?

  • 4. Who did you interview and why?


Requirement 5

Requirement 5

  • Attend a public meeting (city council, school board, debate) approved by your counselor where several points of view are being given on a single issue. Practice active listening skills and take careful notes of each point of view.


Requirement 5 continued

Requirement 5 continued

  • 1. The public meeting that I attended was:

  • 2. On a separate sheet of paper take notes on what you hear and attach them to this worksheet.

  • 3. On a separate sheet of paper typed double spaced write an objective report that includes all points of view that were expressed and then present it. Use complete sentences.

  • ____Share report with counselor _____Date


Requirement 6

Requirement 6

  • With you counselor’s approval develop a plan to teach a skill or inform someone about something.

  • The skill chosen_______________or I will inform someone about____________.

  • Counselor approval YES NO date____


Requirement 6 continued

Requirement 6 continued

  • 1. My plan that I have developed for this is:

  • 2. The teaching aids that I created and made were:

  • 3. Along with your counselor check to see if the person has learned what you intended for them to learn.

  • Did the person learn? YES NO

  • How can you tell?

  • Use complete sentences.


Requirement 7

Requirement 7

  • Option C

  • Produce a newsletter, brochure, flier or other printed material for your scout troop. Include at least on photo/illustration.

  • Examples: Popcorn sale, Historical Days, Scouting for Food, Boy Scout Sleepovers, YMCA Fun Night, Cub Scout Winter Fun Day, Klondike Derby, Fish Patrol, Boat Building, Spring Camporee, Flag Raising, Bay Jammers, Father-Son Weekend, Summer Camp


Requirement 7 continued

Requirement 7 continued

  • 1. What did you create?

  • 2. Give a short description of your publication. Tell what your objective was when you created it:

  • ____Attach a copy of your final project.


Requirement 8

Requirement 8

  • Plan a troop Court of Honor or campfire.

  • Have approval of patrol leader’s council___________________.

  • Write the script for your court of honor or campfire. Typed doubled space and use complete sentences. Attach a copy. Serve as master of ceremony.

  • Date of program_________Place of program____


Requirement 9

Requirement 9

  • Learn about opportunities in the field of communication. List some of the opportunities your found.

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Requirement 9 continued

Requirement 9 continued

  • Choose one career you are interested in:__________________________

  • What are the major responsibilities of that person?

  • What are the qualifications and education for that position?

  • What kind of preparation will this position require?

  • Three separate paragraphs typed double spaced. Use complete sentences.


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