Boy Scout Merit Badge Requirements


  1. Do the following:
    1. Prepare a written speech of 750 words.
      1. Give the main idea or topic of the speech in one complete sentence.
      2. Tell the kind of audience for whom it was prepared.
      3. Describe your purpose. Tell what main idea you want the audience to remember about your speech.
    2. Show the following:
      1. The ideas list you used in preparing your outline.
      2. The outline.
      3. The final text.
    3. Give this speech before an audience.
  2. Give a 10-minute speech on a subject other than the one used in requirement 1. Use a visual or audio aid.
  3. Give an impromptu talk of at least 2 minutes, either as part of a group discussion or before your counselor. Use a subject interesting to you but for which you do not have time to prepare.
  4. Read aloud a selection of 500 words you have never seen.
  5. Show you know parliamentary procedure by leading a discussion or meeting according to accepted rules of order; or answer questions on the rules of order.

BSA Advancement ID#: 90
Source: Boy Scout Requirements, #33215E, revised 2002