A reader asks about helping an auditory learner with the Webelos requirements. Songs can be a big help to auditory learners.
Cub Scout Archives: Communicator Activity Badge
The Communicator activity badge helps Webelos learn how to share information. Find helps for this badge here.
Do seven of these:
- Play the Body Language Game with your den.
- Prepare and give a three-minute talk to your den on a subject of your choice.
- Invent a sign language or a picture writing language and use it to tell someone a story.
- Identify and discuss with your den as many different methods of communication as you can (at least six different methods).
- Invent your own den secret code and send one of your den members a secret message.
- With your den or your family, visit a library and talk to a librarian. Learn how books are catalogued to make them easy to find. Sign up for a library card , if you don’t already have one.
- Visit the newsroom of a newspaper or a radio or television station and find out how they receive information.
- Write an article about a den activity for your pack newsletter or web site, your local newspaper, or your school newsletter, newspaper, or Web site.
- Invite a person with a visual, speaking, or hearing impairment to visit your den. Ask about the special ways he or she communicates. Discover how well you can communicate with him or her.
- With your parent or guardian, or your Webelos den leader, invite a person who speaks another language (such as Spanish, French, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.) as well as English to visit your den. Ask questions about the other language (its background, where it is spoken, etc.), discuss words in that language that den members are already familiar with, or ask about ways to learn another language.
- Use a personal computer to write a letter to a friend or relative. Create your letter, check it for grammar and spelling, and save it to a disk. Print it.
- Search the Internet and connect to five Web sites that interest you.
- Under the supervision of a parent or other trusted adult, exchange e-mail with a friend or relative.
- While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Academics belt loop for Computers.
- While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Academics belt loop for Communicating.
- Find out about jobs in communications. Tell your den what you learn.
A reader who is a new Webelos den leader is confused about how many activity badges must be completed. We try to sort it out.
Picture Telephone is a visual version of the classic telephone game. Our Crew recently played this during the Communication section of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course.
The BSA Cyber Chip program encourages Scouts to learn how to use their electronic devices safely. Some of the issues the program addresses are protecting personal information, cyber bullying, appropriate use of social media, cell phones, texting, and netiquette.
This idea from the Webelos den meeting plans covers part of the Communicator Activity Badge. Webelos visit a library, learn how to use computers, and earn their Computers Belt Loop during this meeting.
The Cub Scout Holiday Lights theme for the December core value of respect incorporates the ideas of cultures and service.Get ideas for your pack and den.
The My Story Mystery Game is a great way to get to know some “history” about a group of individuals. It makes a great icebreaker. It can also serve as an introduction to a discussion about oral history and storytelling.
Tent pitching contests are an inter-patrol activity staple. To make it a blindfolded tent pitching contest, just add blindfolds. If you want, let one team member keep his vision, but he can only participate by giving verbal instructions to the others. This makes a good communications exercise also.
Learning how to express ideas is important for people of all ages. Cub Scouts can practice storytelling, writing, and presentation skills by working on the Communicating belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.
The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of March is compassion. Compassion involves thinking about others.
Giving the talks was definitely the high point of this meeting. My den all brought in props and were well prepared for the talks.
My den seemed to enjoy doing this badge. They are all good at talking, but they had to spend some time listening and cooperating to finish the requirements.
The Computers belt loop is really easy for Cub Scouts to earn. Earning this belt loop as a Webelos Scout meets requirement 14 for the Webelos Communicator activity badge.
This game makes a fun break in a meeting. It is appropriate for Webelos, Boy Scouts, or Venturers. The will have to work together to accomplish their goal.
The goal of this game is for two Scouts to work together to make a simple lunch. The challenge is that they each have one hand tied behind their back.
Webelos is the Cub Scout program for boys in 4th and 5th grade. Find helps and requirements for the Webelos program on this page.