Communicator Activity BadgeA communicator is a person who shares information. We all do that constantly. We tell or show what we know, how we feel, and what we think.

When you speak or write, you communicate. And when you yawn, smile, or frown, you’re showing other people that you’re sleepy, happy, or unhappy. You can communicate by drawing pictures and by using sign language and codes.

We communicate over long distances by mail, telephone and computer. Communications keep our personal, business, and government worlds going.
As you earn this activity badge, you’ll learn about the many careers in communications.


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 cataloged 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 about 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.

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