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{{Otheruses|''This is the '''{{PAGENAME}} Activity Badge for Webelos Scouts'''.<br>Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can also earn the [[Cub Scout Communicating|Communicating Belt Loop and Pin]].<br>Boy Scouts can earn the [[Communications]] Merit Badge.''}}
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{{Otheruses|''This is the '''{{PAGENAME}} activity badge for Webelos Scouts'''.<br>Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can also earn the [[Cub Scout Communicating]] belt loop and pin.<br>Boy Scouts can earn the [[Communications]] merit badge.''}}{{Webelos Prepare|[[Communications]]}}{{CSAS option|'''[[Cub Scout Computers|Computers]]''' or '''[[Cub Scout Communicating|Communicating]] belt loops'''}}
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'''2'''. Presentation resources:<br>
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'''1'''. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_language Body Language] - ''pp. 168-170<br>
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'''2'''. Presentation resources: - ''pp. 171-2<br>
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'''4'''. 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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'''4'''. 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] - ''p. 174 <br>
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'''5'''. A secret code is in the [[Media:Communicator.pdf| Communicator Workbook]].<br>
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'''5'''. A secret code is in the [[Media:Communicator.pdf| Communicator Workbook]] - [http://www.nsa.gov/kids/ CryptoKids] - National Security Agency codes, games, activities - ''p. 175 <br>
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'''6'''. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_catalog How books are catalogued] - [http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761564555/Library_(institution).html Encarta Encyclopedia article]<br>
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'''6'''. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_catalog How books are catalogued] - [http://liswiki.org/wiki/History_of_the_card_catalog History of Cataloguing] - ''p. 176<br>
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'''8'''. *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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'''8'''. *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] - ''pp. 177-9
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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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* How to remember what is said: [http://www.thelearningweb.net/memory-tricks.html Ten Simple Memory Tricks] - [http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/guides/?article=HomeworkMemoryTricks Memory Tricks] - [http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/Features/Columns/?article=12MemoryTricks 12 Memory Tricks]
* [http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Lecture-Notes How to Take Notes] - [http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Better-Notes Take Better Notes] -<br>
* [http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Lecture-Notes How to Take Notes] - [http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Better-Notes Take Better Notes] -<br>
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'''11'''. [http://mistupid.com/tutorials/word/index.htm Microsoft Word] - Great Microsoft Word tutorials.<br>
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'''11'''. [http://mistupid.com/tutorials/word/index.htm Microsoft Word] - Great Microsoft Word tutorials - ''p. 187<br>
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'''12'''. [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2465_google-search.htm How to Use Google]<br>
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'''12'''. [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2465_google-search.htm How to Use Google] - ''pp. 188-94<br>
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'''13'''. [http://mistupid.com/technical/outlook/index.htm Microsoft Outlook] great email tutorials.
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'''13'''. [http://mistupid.com/technical/outlook/index.htm Microsoft Outlook] great email tutorials. - ''p. 195<br>
* '''Video Lesson''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2196_microsoft-outlook-tips.htm How to use Outlook Email]<br>
* '''Video Lesson''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2196_microsoft-outlook-tips.htm How to use Outlook Email]<br>
'''14'''. [[Cub Scout Computers]]<br>
'''14'''. [[Cub Scout Computers]]<br>
'''15'''. [[Cub Scout Communicating]]<br>
'''15'''. [[Cub Scout Communicating]]<br>
'''16'''. Communications jobs 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>
'''16'''. Communications jobs 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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* '''General Resources''': [http://www.cubroundtable.com/assets/pdf-documents/Communicator-Activity-Badge-Outline.pdf CubRoundtable: Communicator Reference Guide] - [http://kismif.org/category/webelos/webelos-activity-badges/communicator/ KISMIF: Communicator Links]
 
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*[http://www.cubroundtable.com/assets/pdf-documents/Communicator-Activity-Badge-Outline.pdf CubRoundtable: Communicator Reference Guide]
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*[http://kismif.org/category/webelos/webelos-activity-badges/communicator/ KISMIF: Communicator Links]
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*[http://wtsmith.com/rt/webactbadge/communicator.html Bill Smith's Webelos Leader Resources: Communicator]
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*[http://www.skcbsa.org/buckeye/roundtable/communicator.pdf Webelos Roundtable Packet: Communicator]
== Related awards ==
== Related awards ==
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*Communicator Requirement 9 can help prepare you for [[Communications]] #4 & [[Disabilities Awareness]] #3b
*Communicator Requirement 9 can help prepare you for [[Communications]] #4 & [[Disabilities Awareness]] #3b
*Communicator Requirement 10 can help prepare you for [[Communications]] #4 & [[American Cultures]] #1c & 3
*Communicator Requirement 10 can help prepare you for [[Communications]] #4 & [[American Cultures]] #1c & 3
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*Communicator Requirement 11 can help prepare you for [[Computers]] #6c & [[Communications]] #7a.
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*Communicator Requirement 11 can help prepare you for [[Digital Technology]] #6b & [[Communications]] #7a.
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*Communicator Requirement 12 can help prepare you for [[Computers]] #1
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*Communicator Requirement 12 can help prepare you for [[Digital Technology]] #5b
*Communicator Requirement 16 can help prepare you for [[Communications]] #9.
*Communicator Requirement 16 can help prepare you for [[Communications]] #9.
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== See also ==
== See also ==
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[[Cyber Chip]]
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Webelos Scout Communicator activity badge (pin) resources include the Communicator worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
and cross-references for related Cub Scout belt loops & pins and Cub Scout awards.
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This is the Communicator activity badge for Webelos Scouts.
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can also earn the Cub Scout Communicating belt loop and pin.
Boy Scouts can earn the Communications merit badge.
The Webelos Communicator activity badge helps prepare Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout Communications merit badge(s).
The Webelos Communicator activity badge options include earning the Computers or Communicating belt loops.


Webelos
Communicator
Activity Badge

The Webelos Communicator Activity Badge is one of 20 different Activity Badges that can be earned in the Webelos Scout Program. The requirements are typically worked on during den meetings or den activities while the skills are practiced at home, with the help of the Webelos Scout's family. The requirements are either completed with the den or at home with the den leader's approval. Projects are brought to meetings to share with the den and for Webelos Den Leader or Activity Badge Counselor approval.


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Communicator requirements

Do seven of these:
  1. Play the Body Language Game with your den.
  2. Prepare and give a three-minute talk to your den on a subject of your choice.
  3. Invent a sign language or a picture writing language and use it to tell someone a story.
  4. Identify and discuss with your den as many different methods of communication as you can (at least six different methods).
  5. Invent your own den secret code and send one of your den members a secret message.
  6. With your den or your family, visit a library and talk to a librarian. Learn how books are catalogued to make them easy to find. Sign up for a library card, if you don't already have one.
  7. Visit the newsroom of a newspaper or a radio or television station and find out how they receive information.
  8. Write an article about a den activity for your pack newsletter or Web site, your local newspaper, or your school newsletter, newspaper, or Web site.
  9. Invite a person with a visual, speaking, or hearing impairment to visit your den. Ask bout the special ways he or she communicates. Discover how well you can communicate with him or her.
  10. With your parent or guardian or your Webelos den leader, invite a person who speaks another language (such as Spanish, French, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.) as well as English to visit your den. Ask questions about the other language (its background, where it is spoken, etc.), discuss words in that language that den members are already familiar with, or ask about ways to learn another language.
  11. Use a personal computer to write a letter to a friend or relative. Create your letter, check it for grammar and spelling, and save it to a disk. Print it.
  12. Under the supervision of a parent or other trusted adult, search the Internet and connect to five Web sites that interest you.
  13. Under the supervision of a parent or other trusted adult, exchange e-mail with a friend or relative.
  14. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Academics belt loop for Computers.
  15. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Academics belt loop for Communicating.
  16. Find out about jobs in communications. Tell your den what you learn.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Handbook, 2007 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33452)

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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Communicator is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Communicator requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.


Requirement resources

1. Body Language - pp. 168-170
2. Presentation resources: - pp. 171-2

4. How we communicate: Communications - Interpersonal Communications - Telecommunications - p. 174
5. A secret code is in the Communicator Workbook - CryptoKids - National Security Agency codes, games, activities - p. 175
6. How books are catalogued - History of Cataloguing - p. 176
8. *Active Listening skills: Wikipedia - How to be an active listener - pp. 177-9

11. Microsoft Word - Great Microsoft Word tutorials - p. 187
12. How to Use Google - pp. 188-94
13. Microsoft Outlook great email tutorials. - p. 195

14. Cub Scout Computers
15. Cub Scout Communicating
16. Communications jobs resources from: Berkley, Rutgers, and Temple University

General Resources

Related awards


Personal Development Awards

Personal development-related awards

See also

Cyber Chip

Webelos Den Leader portal


External links


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