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
e) computer links/modems
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.