Communication Online Merit Badge (Eagle Required)
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.
The Communication merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout
About this Event
Interactive Online Merit Badges are Open to ALL Scouts in ANY Council. We also welcome youth 11-17 interested in Scouting to join a class. This class is taught with a LIVE instructor and the class is interactive.
Ensure you have communicated with your Scoutmaster or Unit Leader prior to attending this and all other Merit Badge Classes regarding your intent to complete the Merit Badge.
Please read the description before registering.
The EPIC Difference:
- Classes taught by registered Merit Badge Counselors who are experts in their field
- All Merit Badge Counselors have current YPT Certification
- Dedicated support team to provide prompt answers before, during and after your class
- Class sizes are limited to 20 scouts to support an engaging and interactive learning environment, and to allow each Scout the opportunity to demonstrate completion of EACH requirement
#2a - Write a short autobiography
#3 - Write a 5-minute speech. Prepare to give the speech during class.
#5 - Attend a (VIRTUAL) public meeting. Bring your report to share during class. You are pre-approved by the counselor. There are many recorded options online. You may choose any recorded or live public meeting. You just need to watch enough to complete the requirement.
Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L7M0ep4KPk
#7c - Produce newsletter, brochure, or flier. Bring it to class.
We will cover the following requirements during class: #1d, #2a, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7c, #8, and #9
Scouts are expected to come prepared with answers to requirements to the best of their ability.
- A Positive Scouting Focus and Attitude!
- You will need a laptop or desktop computer, high-speed internet access, a web camera, and a microphone to participate in the live online class.
- A day prior to class, we will send a ZOOM link to the email address you registered with. This email will come from email@example.com
- Test ZOOM at least one day prior to class.
- Log-in 10 minutes before your scheduled class time. Classes start on time.
- Class A Uniform is requested to be worn during this Online Merit Badge Class.
- Bring supporting documentation of project work pertinent to this merit badge which may also include a Merit Badge Workbook for reference with notes.
- The Merit Badge pamphlet is full of useful information and will help you successfully complete the requirements. It provides solutions and gives direction on where to find the answers to earn this Merit Badge. If you are unable to get a pamphlet, you may also use online and other resources to complete the requirements where appropriate.
- It is unacceptable to come unprepared. You may use a Merit Badge Workbook as a learning aid to help you prepare. Scouts are NOT required to use this learning aid in order to complete the merit badge.
- We will email you a digital Blue Card once you successfully complete all requirements. However, a Blue Card is not COMPLETE until your Unit Leader signs it. We recommend receiving approval to take the course. Once we send you the Blue Card pass it to your Unit Leader for final signatures - digital or ink? That is up to your Unit Leader.
- If you do not complete all of your requirements you will be given an incomplete or "partial" Blue Card and have until before your 18th birthday to complete any requirements. We highly recommend you complete the requirements sooner than later. We will support you until your requirements are complete. This part is the responsibility of the Scout.