Public Speaking

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Public Speaking merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1932
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID:
Requirements revision: 2003
Latest pamphlet revision: 2002

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Merit badge requirements

1. Give a three- to five-minute introduction of yourself to an audience such as your troop, class at school, or some other group.
2. Prepare a three- to five-minute talk on a topic of your choice that incorporates body language and visual aids.
3. Give an impromptu talk of at least two minutes, either as part of a group discussion or before your counselor. Use a subject selected by your counselor that is interesting to you but that is not known to you in advance and for which you do not have time to prepare.
4. Select a topic of interest to your audience. Collect and organize information about this topic and prepare an outline. Write an eight- to 10-minute speech, practice it, then deliver it in the conversational way.
5. Show you know parliamentary procedure by leading a discussion or meeting according to accepted rules of order; or by answering questions on the rules of order.

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)

Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Public Speaking is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Or click here to print just the Public Speaking requirements.
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Per the BSA: You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject. Merit badge pamplets are available at your local Scout Shop or online at ScoutStuff.org.

1. This badge is one of the elective merit badges of the William T. Hornaday Awards for Boy Scouts.

Help with these requirements

External links

Using Parliamentary Procedure A lesson plan from Mississippi State University's extension program.

Parliamentary Procedure Online Includes a tutorial and quizzes.

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