Boy Scout Archives: Communications Merit Badge

Communication Merit BadgeThis clear and concise definition comes from the U.S. Department of Education: “Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication.”

The Communication merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout

Requirements for the Communications Merit Badge


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