Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses



1995 Guide Handbook - Communication pennant

Note: Separate clauses may be taken at different times, but you must complete the pennant within six months of starting.

A Personal Communication

1) Use short sketches to illustrate the following aspects of communication.

a) Positive and negative forms of communicating, e.g. what helps/prevents communication between people?

b) The importance of communicating, e.g. situations where it is important to get the correct message conveyed, accurate facts etc.

c) Verbal and non-verbal communication, e.g. body language, gestures, tone of voice, accent etc.

2) Alternative forms of communication.

Make up a sentence about your Patrol and communicate it to the tester in eight different ways, e.g. a foreign language, Morse, cartoons, signing, mime, Braille.

B Media Communication

1) Study the way in which news is presented on either the television, radio or in newspapers.  Use this information to make up a news bulletin about your Patrol and its activities over a week.  You can present this in one of the following styles: 

* TV broadcast

* radio broadcast

* newspaper article.

2) Make up a game using adverts (pictures or words and music) and play it with another Patrol.

C Electronic Communication

1) Find out about the following:

a) short wave radios

b) radio telephones

c) walkie talkies

d) pagers/bleepers

e) computer links/modems

f) telex

g) faxes

h) electronic communications aids

i) amplification aids (hearing aids, amplifiers, loop systems)

j) Emergency call aids/personal alarms

k) mobile phones.

2) Arrange to have a go at using one or more of the above - always ask permission and get someone to show you the correct use.

3) Make a list of people who might use these methods for communication.