Boy Scout Merit Badge
- Develop a plan to teach a skill. Have your merit badge counselor approve
the plan. Make teaching aids. Carry out your plan. With the counselor, check
to see if the learner has learned.
- Choose a product or service. Build a sales plan based on its good points.
Try to "sell" the counselor on buying it from you. Talk with the counselor
about how well you did in telling about the product or service and convincing
the counselor to buy it.
- Do the following:
- Show how you would make a telephone call inviting an expert in the field
of your choice to give a demonstration to your unit on that person's area of
- Show how to create an effective recorded message and how to leave a
- Do the following:
- Write a five-minute speech. Give it at a meeting of a group.
- Show how to introduce a guest speaker.
- Attend a town meeting where two or three points of view are given. Listen
and take notes. Make a report from your notes. Tell your troop or patrol what
- Do ONE of the following:
- Write to the editor of a magazine or your local newspaper to express
your opinion or share information (on any subject you choose). Or, write to
an individual or organization to request information (on any subject). Send
your message by fax or electronic mail, if possible. Otherwise, mail a
traditional paper letter.
- Create a page on the World Wide Web for yourself or to give information
about your Scout troop, school, or other organization. Include at least one
article and one photograph or illustration.
- Use desktop publishing to produce a newsletter, brochure, flier, or
other printed material for your Scout troop, school, chartered organization,
or other group. Include at least one article and one photograph or
- Prepare an autobiographical resume that you would use in applying for a
- Find out about careers in the field of communications. Choose one career
and discuss with your counselor the qualifications and preparation needed for
BSA Advancement ID#: 5
Source: Boy Scout
Requirements, #33215E, revised 2002