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{{Otheruses|''This is the '''Boy Scout Communications Merit Badge'''.<br>Webelos Scouts can earn the Webelos [[Communicator]] Activity Badge.<br>Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can earn the [[Cub Scout Communicating]] Belt Loop & Pin.''}}{{MeritBadgePriorApproval|5, 6, & 7b}}{{Eagle|required}}<br>
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{{Infobox_MeritBadge_Silver
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|name= Communications
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|caption= Communications
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|subject= Communications
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|status= '''Eagle-Required'''
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|requirements revision= 2004
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|pamphlet revision= 2008
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|field= Personal Development
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{{quote|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."}}
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#The Communications merit badge is on the [[Eagle Scout]] required list (requirement 3.e.).
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== Requirement resources ==
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*The [[Troop Program Features#Communications|Troop Communications Monthly Theme]] includes meeting and activity materials.
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'''1'''. How we communicate: [http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761564117/Communication.html Communications] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication Interpersonal Communications] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunication#Modern_operation Telecommunications] <br>
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'''1a'''. A communications log is in the [[Media:Communications.pdf|Communications Workbook]].<br>
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'''1b'''. A listening journal is in the [[Media:Communications.pdf|Communications Workbook]].<br>
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'''1c'''. See below: #4 for interviewing resources, #5 for active listening and taking notes.<br>
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'''2a'''. [[Scout Songs]] - [[Scout Skits]] - Also see [[Art]] Merit Badge<br>
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* [http://mistupid.com/tutorials/powerpoint/index.htm Microsoft PowerPoint] - Great Microsoft PowerPoint tutorials.
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'''2b'''. How to sell [[Popcorn]] - with sample scripts, sales plans, and even a video. Also see [[Salesmanship]] #3. <br>
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'''3'''. Presentation resources:
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* Speeches & presentations: [http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Topic-for-an-Informative-Speech How to Choose a topic] - [http://www.wikihow.com/Write-an-Informative-Speech How to Write a Speech] - [http://www.wikihow.com/Prepare-and-Give-a-Speech How to Give a Speech] - [http://www.ehow.com/how_4799985_give-speech-stress.html Ideas from eHow]<br>
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The [[Citizenship in the Community]] #8 ''public presentation...of your community'' <br>
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could be given as a [[Communications]] #3 ''five-minute speech'' <br>
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using the techniques from [[Photography]] #4b to ''produce a picture story'' <br>
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and [[Art]] #1 to ''tell a story with...pictures'' <br>
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which could be developed into the [[Computers]] #6e ''short presentation''.<br>
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: Also see [[Public Speaking]] #1. "Give a three- to five-minute introduction of yourself".<br>
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'''4'''. '''Lesson Video''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/22557_write-news-new-style.htm How a reporter interviews someone] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/3193_conduct-interview.htm How to Conduct an Interview (Job)]. <br>
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'''5'''. [[Communications]] #5 "Attend a public meeting…" is similar to [[Journalism]] #4 " Attend a public event…"
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*Active Listening skills: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_listening Wikipedia] - [http://www.ehow.com/how_2057868_be-active-listener.html How to be an active listener]
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* How to remember what is said: [http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/guides/?article=HomeworkMemoryTricks Memory Tricks] - [http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/Features/Columns/?article=12MemoryTricks 12 Memory Tricks]
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* [http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Lecture-Notes How to Take Notes] - [http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Better-Notes Take Better Notes] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/145862_take-research-notes.htm Lesson Video: How to take notes]
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'''6'''. Some ideas for skills or topics you could teach:
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* [[Knots]] - pick a basic knot or knots to teach (animated instructions and handouts.
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* [[Scout Songs]] & [[Scout Skits]] for great campfire programs
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* How to present a [[Flag Ceremony]]
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* [[Essentials for the Outdoors]] - what you need for a hike, campout, or summer camp, etc.
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* What is [[Order of the Arrow]]? Great topic if you are in OA.
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* [[First Aid]] Merit Badge Requirement 7 is to teach a first aid skill - resources and videos are there.
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* [[Camping]] - possible topics include packing a backpack, cold or warm weather clothing, [[Leave No Trace]], etc.
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*'''Lesson Videos''' (If you want to use PowerPoint): [http://www.expertvillage.com/interviews/powerpoint-beginners.htm PowerPoint Presentation Basics] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/interviews/powerpoint-tips.htm PowerPoint Tips] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/interviews/powerpoint-presentation.htm More PowerPoint]
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'''7a'''. : [http://mistupid.com/technical/outlook/index.htm '''Microsoft Outlook] great email tutorials. - '''Lesson Videos''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2196_microsoft-outlook-tips.htm Outlook Email]
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* [http://mistupid.com/tutorials/word/index.htm Microsoft Word] - Great Microsoft Word tutorials.
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'''7b'''. [[Communications]] #7b "Create a Web page…" is very similar to [[Computers]] #7d "Design a webpage…"<br>
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'''7c'''. [http://mistupid.com/tutorials/word/index.htm Microsoft Word] - Great Microsoft Word tutorials teach desktop publishing and more.<br>
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* See [[Photography]] for help with your photo.
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'''8'''. See [[Court of Honor]] for ideas and a sample script and program in the Word {{DOC}} format that you can customize.<br>
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'''9'''. Communications Careers resources from: [http://career.berkeley.edu/communications/Communications.stm Berkley], [http://njca.rutgers.edu/careers_comm.htm Rutgers], and [http://www.temple.edu/sct/comm-major/careers.html Temple University] <br>
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'''2b'''. This is very similar to [[Salesmanship]] #3.<br>
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'''3'''. The [[Citizenship in the Community]] #8 ''public presentation...of your community'' <br>
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could be given as a [[Communications]] #3 ''five-minute speech'' <br>
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using the techniques from [[Photography]] #4b to ''produce a picture story'' <br>
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and [[Art]] #1 to ''tell a story with...pictures'' <br>
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which could be developed into the [[Computers]] #6e ''short presentation''.<br>
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* Also see [[Public Speaking]] #1. "Give a three- to five-minute introduction of yourself".<br>
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'''5'''. [[Communications]] #5 "Attend a public meeting…" is similar to [[Journalism]] #4 " Attend a public event…"<br>
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'''7b'''. [[Communications]] #7b "Create a Web page…" is very similar to [[Computers]] #7d "Design a webpage…".<br>
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*[http://www.scouting.org/webmasters/units.html Advice for personal and unit Web sites] &mdash; ''Official'' BSA web site
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*[http://www.kumc.edu/SAH/OTEd/jradel/effective.html Effective Presentations]
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*[http://www.roxbury.net/images/pdfs/cps6chapb.pdf Confidence in Public Speaking - First Speech]
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*[http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/cartocom/cartocom_f.html Cartographic Communication]
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