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.
Communication Merit Badge
This 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
Printable helps for requirements:
Tent pitching competitions 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.
These songs for Scouts are a fun way to add some fun to a meeting or to get everyone involved in a campfire program.
What’s your favorite song? Do you have the lyrics or a video of it? Contact me and I’ll share it here.
Scouts learn about oral, written, visual, and digital methods of sharing information while working on the Communication merit badge. They share stories and information, participate in an interview, attend a public meeting, and plan a Court of Honor or campfire program. They also explore careers in the field of communication.
A reader asks “For Scouts BSA, can the same meeting fulfill both requirements for the communication merit badge and the citizenship in the community? Or do they have to be separate meetings? ” The answer can be found in the Guide to Advancement.
The Multimedia feature lets Scouts explore their creative side using cameras, and other technology. They can shoot, edit and share a short film.