BSA has a set of troop programs which can help PLCs plan activities around a theme. This communication program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities which focus on giving and receiving information.
The plans for the Business troop program feature can be found in Volume 1 of Troop Program Features from BSA:
Every human is constantly communicating through speech, reading, body language, even a raised eyebrow. We have many other means of sending and receiving messages, too – the telephone, television, radio, photographs and drawings, computers, recorded tapes, and compact discs. Scouts can explore some of the older means of communication such as Morse code, flags, and sign language. Each patrol might want to become proficient in one means of communication and teach it to the others.
Younger scouts can work on their early rank requirements, including patrol identity, flag ceremonies, and drug awareness. Older scouts can work on the Communications and Digital Technology merit badges.
The featured activity for this month is a “Send the Word” campout. This campout features games related to communications and a campfire program. See the program feature for details.