Communicator Activity Badge
How to earn your badge
- Get someone to give you directions or instructions to do something. Check that you have understood. Then follow the directions or instructions.
- Get someone you know to give you a call. Write down what they say, making sure that you have all the main details.
- Show you can send emails and text messages. You could also show how to use a mobile phone or a tablet to send a message to someone.
- Introduce yourself to an adult who helps out with your Pack. Talk to them for two minutes about your life, school or hobbies.
- Choose three of these activities to do:
- Report on a local event, either past or present. It could be written
for something like a newsletter or recorded so people can listen to it.
- Make contact with another Pack. Send them videos, letters or emails for whatever length of time your leader suggests.
- Find out how people with a visual or hearing impairment communicate. You might learn about Braille, Makaton or British Sign Language. Learn a simple phrase in one of the ways you have learned.
- Tell a story about an experience you’ve shared with your leaders
and other Cubs. Make sure that you communicate clearly and that everyone is following the story.
- Hold a simple conversation in another language.
- Write three simple messages using codes, ciphers, invisible ink or semaphore. Try to work out three similar messages given to you.
- Get an adult or Young Leader to give you a message. Remember it and repeat it back to them 10 minutes later.
- Pass a message to someone using amateur radio.
- Take part in Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) or Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI).
Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities. For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility