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Communication Merit Badge

Presentation for Boy Scout Communication Merit Badge

JC Carter

on 7 August 2013

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Transcript of Communication Merit Badge

What is Communication?
Communication Merit Badge
Who Are You?
Requirement 2a
Requirement 4: Partner up with another scout and interview them. Listen actively to learn as much as you can about the person. Then prepare and deliver an introduction of your partner, and include reasons why the audience will want to hear this person speak.
Careers in Communications
Formal Letter
Applying for internship or job
Thank you letters
Always typed and spellchecked
Include the date at the top
Give a formal greeting and end with a formal closing
Text Messaging
Includes SMS (phone), Tweeting, Facebook statuses, etc.
Phone Calls
1. Name and Nickname of the speaker
2. Where are they from?
3. What are they speaking about?
4. Why did they pick that topic?
5. What do they like to do?
Converging Media
Public Relations
Theatre/Performing Arts/Dramatic Arts
First explain what you will be doing. Tell them the steps involved. Visual aids might be helpful for this step. Use questions to gauge their understanding.
From the Latin "communis," meaning "to share". It is the act of sharing information with others.
Most forms of communication are symbolic. A symbol is something that means something else. For example:
Communication requires a sender, a message, and a recipient, although the receiver doesn't have to be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication (so communication can occur across vast distances in time and space).

Communication requires that the communicating parties share an area of communicative commonality (language). The communication process is complete once the receiver has understood the message of the sender.
List as many ways as you can think of to communicate with others.

For each type of communication discuss with your counselor an instance when that method might not be appropriate or effective.
Requirement 1d
Think of a creative way to describe yourself, using a visual aid. Using the aid you created, make a presentation to your counselor about yourself.
Using what you have on hand (on your person, in your backpack, etc.) Find a creative way to describe yourself.
Use 3-4 photographs to help describe yourself.
Play a portion of a song on your cell phone/iPod that describes you and explain how.
Draw an image that describes you.
Take an object from your pocket and explain its importance to you and how it helps to describe who you are.
Sing a song or perform a scene/skit that describes you.
Req. 6: With your counselor's approval, develop a plan to teach a skill or inform someone about something. Prepare teaching aids for your plan. Carry out your plan. With your counselor, determine whether the person has learned what you intended.
Communication Education
Public Relations
Performing Arts
Attend a public meeting (city council, school board, debate) approved by your counselor where several points of view are given on a single issue. Practice active listening skills and take careful notes of each point of view. Present an objective report that includes all points of view that were expressed, and share this with your counselor.
Do ONE of the following:

a Write to the editor of a magazine or your local newspaper to express your opinion or share information on any subject you choose. Send your message by fax, email or regular mail.

b. Create a web page or blog of special interest to you (for instance, your troop or crew, a hobby, or a sport). Include at least three articles or entries and one photograph or illustration, and one link to some other web page or blog that would be helpful to someone who visits the web page or blog you have created. It is not necessary to post your web page or blog to the internet, but if you decide to do so, you must first share it with your parents and counselor and get their permission.

c. Use desktop publishing to produce a newsletter, brochure, flier or other printed material for your scout troop, class at school, or other group. Include at least one article and one photograph or illustration.
Plan a troop court of honor, campfire program, or an interfaith worship service. Have the patrol leaders' council approve it, then write the script and prepare the program. Serve as master of ceremonies.
The 5-Minute Speech
Requirement 3: Write a five-minute speech. Give it at a meeting of a group.
Five Basic Public Speaking Tips
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