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2005 Guide Badge File - Communicator Badge


Do five of these clauses.  If you complete another five clauses you may have a second badge.

1) Think of two things you enjoy at Guides.  Describe them using two different methods of communication, eg a foreign language, Morse code, cartoon, signing, mime, Braille, email, text messaging.

2) Show how messages are communicated differently by two different types of media, eg TV, radio, magazines.  You could do this by devising an advert for one product using two different media.

3) Do both a) and b).

a) Collect as many company or organization logos as possible and use them to run a game for your Patrol.  Are organisations recognisable just by thelr logo?  Do the logos portray the meaning of the organisations?

b) Design a logo for our unit or District.

4) For a week, keep a diary of how many times you use electronic communication and personal communication.  Explain which you use more, and why.  Do you think this is good or bad?  List three advantages of each type.

5) Do either a) or b).

a) Visit a newspaper or a radio, amateur radio or TV station, and tell the other members of your unit all about it.

b) Take part in World Thinking Day on the Air or on the Internet.

6) Play at least three different computer games and write a brief review of each one.  Include comments on the objective of the game, skills required, quality of the graphics, interest level and educational value.  Explain whether the games are more suited to a male or female audience, and why.

7) There are various ways that you can communicate in writing: sending a card or letter by post; email; filling in a form or an information sheet.  Explain which would be the best way to communicate this information:

* Arrangements for a Patrol meeting at one of your houses.

* World Thinking Day greetings to friends abroad.

* Thanking a speaker or guest at a unit meeting.

* Details of a forthcoming camp or holiday.

Produce examples of at least two of these.

8) Do both a) or b).

a) Be able to describe the problems that a person with a hearing or sight impairment might encounter in everyday life when trying to communicate.

b) Do one of the following:

* Using sign language, show that you can introduce yourself to a deaf person and tell that person something about yourself and your home.

* Be able to sign a simple story, poem or song.

* Make a collage or sculpture which will feel interesting to a blind or partially sighed person.

* Be able to guide a blind or partially sighted person around a route, having chosen appropriate strategies to overcome any problems.

9) Prepare and deliver a presentation on your favourite hobby.  Think about using PowerPoint, OHPs etc to illustrate your talk,  The best talks have a good introduction to captivate the audience, and also an interesting ending.  Think about how many people you will be talking to.

10) Make up a secret code and use it to run a game for your Patrol or unit.

11) Produce a newsletter, leaflet or poster all about your Patrol or unit, which could be used in a recruitment campaign.

12) Take a series of photos that tell a story and present them in an interesting way.

13) Do either a) or b).

a) Compile a list of Internet sites that could help another guide with a Go For It! or an interest badge.

b) Design a poster for someone younger, with safety guidelines for using the internet.

2014 (September) Guide Badges Download - Communicator Badge

Complete 5 different clauses:
1) Think of two things you enjoy at Guides.  Describe them using two different types of communication, eg email, a foreign language, video diary, cartoon, signing, mime, Braille, a text message.
2) Using at least two different methods of communication or types of media, make an advert for your favourite product.  You could use stop motion animation, TV, magazine, a website or even a podcast as the basis for your advert.  You could show this to a group of your peers and ask for feedback on what they thought.
3) a) Collect as many company or organization loos as possible and use them to run a game for your Patrol.  Are organisations recognisable just by their logo?  Do the logos portray the meaning of the organisations?  
30 b) Design a logo for your unit or district.
4) Keep a record of which types of communication you use during the course of a day.  This could include social media, texting, forums, newspapers, conversations, phone calls, etc.  Explain which methods you used the most and why.
5) a) Visit the offices of a newspaper, a radio or TV station, or internet newsroom and tell the other members of your unit all about it.  Report back on how they gather the news, how they communicate it to their viewers/listeners/readers.  What sources do they use to find the next big news story?  Do you feel that they target the news to a specific audience?  Why?
5) b) Take part in World Thinking Day on the Air.
6) Play at least three different computer/online games and write a brief review of each one.  Include comments on the objective of the game, skills required, quality of the graphics, whether it was interesting and if you learnt anything.  Consider how these games are advertised, are some games targeted to a male or female audience?  Why is this?
7) There are various ways that you can communicate in writing: sending a card or letter by post; digital communication such as website, email and social media; filling in a paper form or an information sheet.  Explain which would be the best way to communicate this information:
* arrangements for a Patrol meeting away form your usual meeting place.
* A World thinking Day greetings to friends abroad.
Thank a speaker or guest at a unit.
8) a) Describe the challenges that a person with hearing loss or visual impairment might encounter in everyday life when communicating.  This should include some of the advances in technology that have been developed to support people with hearing loss or visual impairment.  Things to consider could include font size, screen readers and subtitles.
8) b) Do one of the following:
* Using sign language, show a member of your Patrol or an adult of choice that you know how to introduce yourself to a person with hearing loss and sign something about yourself and your home.
* Be able to sign a simple story, poem or song.
* Research, design and build a model sensory garden that could be displayed in your local community.  Think about where in your community it could go, who would use it, what you could include in the design and what special features it would need to have.
* "easy read" makes information clear and easy to read for people with a learning disability.  Research and produce a story in "easy read", this could be your favourite myth or legend or a story that you create from scratch.
* invite someone to visit your unit from a national or local charity, society or organization, such as NDCS (National Deaf Children's Society) or NBCS (National blind Children's Society) to talk to you about their experiences as a young person with a visual impairment or hearing loss.
9) Prepare and deliver a presentation on your favourite hobby.  Think about using a variety of digital tools such as videos or online presentation software to illustrate your talk.  The best talks have a good introduction to captivate the audience and an interesting ending.  Think about how many people you will be talking to and if you can do something interactive to give your audience a taster of your hobby.
10) Make up a secret code and use it to run a game for your Patrol/Unit.
11) Produce a website, blog, newsletter, email or print, or a leaflet about your Patrol/Unit, which could be used in a recruitment campaign.
12) Take a series of photos that tell a story and present them in an interesting way.
13) Compile a list of websites that could help another Guide with a Go For It! or an interest badge.
14) Teach someone younger how to be safe when using different methods of communication, eg, social media, email, text or messaging.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Communicator Badge


Complete five different clauses of your choice.

1. Think of two things you enjoy at Guides. Describe them using two different types of communication, for example, email, a foreign language, video diary, cartoon, signing, mime, Braille, a text message.

2. Using at least two different methods of communication or types of media, make an advert for your favourite product. You could use stop motion animation, TV, magazine, a website or even a podcast as the basis for your advert. You could show this to a group of your peers and ask for feedback on what they thought.

3. Do both A and B.

a) Collect as many company or organisation logos as possible and use them to run a game for your Patrol. Are organisations recognisable just by their logo? Do the logos portray the meaning of the organisations?
b) Design a logo for your unit or District.

4. Keep a record of which types of communication you use during the course of a day. This could include; social media, texting, forums, newspapers, conversations, phone calls etc. Explain which methods you used the most and why.

5. Do either A or B.

a) Visit the offices of a newspaper, a radio or TV station, or an internet newsroom and tell the other members of your unit all about it. You could report back on how they gather the news, how they communicate it to their viewers/listeners/readers. What sources do they use to find the next big news story? Do you feel that they target the news to a specific audience? Why is this?
b) Take part in World Thinking Day on the Air.

6. Play at least three different computer or online games and write a brief review of each one. Include comments on the objective of the game, skills required, quality of the graphics, whether it was interesting and if you learnt anything. Consider how these games are advertised, are some games targeted to a male or female audience? Why is this?

7. There are various ways that you can communicate in writing: sending a card or letter by post; digital communication such as website, email and social media; filling in a paper form or an information sheet. Explain which would be the best way to communicate this information:

  • Arrangements for a Patrol meeting away from your usual meeting place
  • World Thinking Day greetings to friends abroad
  • Thanking a speaker or guest at a unit meeting
  • Details of an upcoming camp or holiday

Produce examples of at least two of these.

8. Do both A and B.

a) Describe the challenges that a person with hearing loss or visual impairment might encounter in everyday life when communicating. This should include some of the advances in technology that have been developed to support people with hearing loss or visual impairment. Things to consider could include font size, screen readers and subtitles.
b) Do one of the following:

  • Using sign language, show a member of your Patrol or an adult of choice that you know how to introduce yourself to a person with hearing loss and sign something about yourself and your home.
  • Be able to sign a simple story, poem or song.
  • Research, design and build a model sensory garden that could be displayed in your local community. Think about where in your community it could go, who would use it, what you could include in the design and what special features it would need to have.
  • Easy read makes information clear and easy to read for people with a learning disability. Research and produce a story in Easy read, this could be your favourite myth or legend or a story that you create from scratch.
  • Invite someone to visit your unit from a national or local charity, society or organisation such as NDCS (National Deaf Children's Society) or NBCS (National Blind Children's Society) to talk to you about their experiences as a young person with a visual impairment or hearing loss.

9. Prepare and deliver a presentation on your favourite hobby. Think about using a variety of digital tools such as videos or online presentation software to illustrate your talk. The best talks have a good introduction to captivate the audience and an interesting ending.

Think about how many people you will be talking to and if you can do something interactive to give your audience a taster of your hobby.

10. Make up a secret code and use it to run a game for your Patrol or unit.

11. Produce a website, blog, newsletter – email or print, or a leaflet all about your Patrol or unit, which could be used in a recruitment campaign.

12. Take a series of photos that tell a story and present them in an interesting way.

13. Compile a list of websites that could help another Guide with a Go For It! or an interest badge.

14. Using a medium of your choice, teach someone younger how to be safe when using different methods of communication, such as social media, email, text messaging.

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