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---20150615 / Communication MB Status



Table 1- Communication Merit Badge / Tr. 53 Status as of 15 JUN 2015

Scout

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 Audiss

 Nathan

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 Brown

 Austin

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 Brown

 Ben

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 Brown

 David

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

X

X

 Busch

 Brandon

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DiPaolo

 Henry

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 DiPaolo

 Joe

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 Dobrawa

 Vincent

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Erbes

 Oliver

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 Greenstein

 Ben

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 Herrera

 Matthew

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 Krause

 Tanner

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 Lofts

 Taylor

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Maalouf

 Andrew

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pfeifer

 David

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Potter

 Bryan

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 Rayner

 Thomas

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 Rice

 Aero

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rigney

 Darin

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 Rodarte

 Paul

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

 Rubidoux

 Liam

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 Schultz

 Andrew

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sevilla

 Jacob

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Waters

 Thomas

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Yeo

 Frankie

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

















X – Completed as of 6/15

 If you think you are behind, DON'T PANIC!  There will be many opportunities to complete this merit badge during the course of your Scouting Career!

 If you are confused about the requirements or expectations, please let me know.

 If you have completed requirements not reflected above, please let me know as soon as possible. 

ThankYou!

Yours in Scouting,

Mike DiPaolo 

Asst. Scoutmaster Tr. 53

spawarsyscom@gmail.com

(619) 663-8413 

 

 

05/06-20150302/9 / Communication Review Quiz + req




What have we covered so far? 

#1c – Completed on 5 JAN[1]

Discussion #5 (Listening / attending meeting / taking notes) 

Discussion #3 (5m speeches) & #2ab (prod / self intro)

Discussion #4 (Interviewing and intro of people)

Discussion #6 (EDGE training w/ teaching aids[2])

Challenger Case Study: effect of poor communication 

Discussion #7 (blog / letter)

Discussion #8 (Campfire or MC - plan / execute)

Discussion #9 (Careers discussion)

 
In March we:

3/2 – had a communications review / quiz.

3/9 – discussed req #8 again.

 
For the next few weeks:

Continue req #2a/b [self / product intro] and #3 [5m speeches]
Next week 3/23 we will continue #2ab and #3 after Troop Elections.


What is due?

[If you did not do #1c with us on 1/5 do 1a, b or d]

(in class) - #2ab - product or self intro

(in class) -  #3 - 5m speeches

(h/w) - #4 - Interview / introduction (in class discussion)

(h/w) - #5 - Attend meeting (w/ approval prior) & take notes

(h/w) - #6 – Teach a skill / was it learned?

(h/w) - #7 - Blog / letter / website / desktop publishing

(h/w) - #8 - Plan for ceremony (which you will do later)

(h/w) - #9 - Research 3 careers, talk about 1 in class


When is it due?

·          Scouts should come to the next 3 meetings prepared for #2ab and #3 [prod / self intro & 5m speeches]

·          Other requirements should be turned in when completed

 
If you think you are behind, DON'T PANIC!

 

1We completed Req 1c on the first day.  If you missed the first session, please do Requirement 1a, 1b or 1d. [See attachment below for all requirements].

If you are attending a meeting or viewing it on-line for requirement #5, please let me know what it is.

You can see all the requirements at meritbadge.org or see my presentation from week 1; I also provided all the requirements on 3/2 and 3/9 [and attached below]. 

If you are confused about the requirements or expectations, please let me know!

 


Yours in Scouting, 

 


Mike DiPaolo 

Asst. Scoutmaster Tr. 53

spawarsyscom@gmail.com

(619) 663-8413



[1] We completed Req 1c on the first day.  If you missed the first session, please do Requirement 1a or 1b.

[2] *** This is separate from Life EDGE req ***

 

Attachments
Icon File Name Comment  
Attendance Communications week 06.docx Attendance and Progress -- please check progress and let me know if you have completed requirements not listed.  
Communication Merit Badge (DiPaolo).docx Here is the Handout with requirements, expectations and what we have accomplished to date.  
Communications MB (2015) - DiPaolo [week 05 Quiz].pdf Here is the Quiz from 3/2 for your review.  

04-20150223 / Discuss req. 7/8/9 + req review



Week 04 Notes: [20150223]

In January what did we do? 

Req 1c
Pointers on Req 5 (Listening Skills / attending meeting / taking notes) 
Pointers on Req 3 (5m speeches) and req 2ab (product or self intro)
Pointers on Req 4 (Interviewing and intro of people)
Pointers on Req 6 (EDGE training w/ teaching aids [*** separate from Star req ***])
And the Challenger Case Study discussing the effect of poor communication 

Today we went over:

Review of previous requirements and all remaining requirements with detail on:
Req 7 (blog / letter)
Req 8 (Campfire or MC - plan / execute)
Req 9 (Careers discussion)

What is due?

(in class) - Req 3 - 5m speeches
(in class) - Req 2ab - product or self intro
(homework) - Req 7 - Blog / letter / website / desktop publishing
(homework) - Req 4 - Interview / introduction (in class discussion)
(homework) - Req 8 - Plan for ceremony (which you will do when appropriate)
(homework) - Req 5 - Attend meeting (w/ my approval prior) and take notes
(homework) - Req 9 - Research 3 careers, tell us about one (in class discussion)

If you think you are behind, DON'T PANIC!

We completed Req 1c on the first day.  If you missed the first session, please do Requirement 1a or 1b.
You can see all the requirements at meritbadge.org or see my presentation from week 1. 
If you are confused about the requirements or expectations, please let me know!

Yours in Scouting, 

Mike DiPaolo 
Asst. Scoutmaster Tr. 53
spawarsyscom@gmail.com
(619) 663-8413

Attachments
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Communications MB (2015) - DiPaolo week 04.pdf This is the presentation I gave on 20150223.  

03-20150119 / Discuss req. 4/5, Shuttle Case study



Week 03 Notes:

Continue to work req 2(a) and (b), product intro or self intro, and req 3, 5-min speeches.  See attached for expectations for reqs 4 and 5.

Next 2 weeks are dedicated to Court of Honor prep and Court of Honor.  Next session will be 9 FEB.

Thanks!

Mr. DiPaolo
619-663-8413
spawarsyscom@gmail.com

Attachments
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Communications MB (2015) - DiPaolo (Week 03) (redux).pdf  

02-20150112 / Discuss Speeches, Listening and Req



Week 02 Notes:

Each session I will expect Scouts to be on-time or make up the session.  An attendance sheet will be passed at the beginning of each session.  I will not accept poor preparation and I wont allow individual disruption or poor preparation to punish other Scouts, there are exceptions to all rules but I will keep the sessions focused on the Merit Badge requirements and make this as interesting and informative as possible.

Since you are learning the skill of communication, I would like any questions regarding this merit badge to come from the Scout.  The best way to contact me is via e-mail, you can get my e-mail from Scoutlander.  

I will use the EDGE method of training and this course will be interactive.  I want to see participation and engagement.  If you don’t need this merit badge or you are not interested, please do not make it bad for your comrades.  

This will be a collegial atmosphere – I will emulate a college level classroom.  

Last week, what did we do?  Requirement 1(c).  If you missed the first session, please do Requirement 1(a) or (b). We also discussed the definition of Communication, talked about EDGE - Explain, Demonstrate, Guide and Enable and did a discussion exercise.

Introduction: Listening.

Do ONE of the following:

2 a. Think of a creative way to describe yourself using, for example, a collage, short story or autobiography, drawing or series of photographs, or a song or skit.  Using the aid you created, make a presentation to your counselor about yourself.
2 b. Choose a concept, product, or service in which you have great confidence. 
Build a sales plan based on its good points.

Try to persuade the counselor to agree with, use, or buy your concept, product, or service.  After your sales talk, discuss with your counselor how persuasive you were.

JANUARY 2015 (theme: Communications):
19 Troop Meeting – Communications – Req. # 3 – C of H cut off
24 Service Project – (8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Camp Balboa
26 Patrol Leaders Council meeting – 6:15 p.m.
26 Troop Meeting – Court of Honor Prep

Poor listening usually occurs due to lack of control over the speed at which speakers speak, not being able to get things repeated, the listener's limited vocabulary, failure to recognize the "signals", problems of interpretation, inability to concentrate, and even may be due to some established learning habits.

A 10 Step Formula which will help to listen better.

1) Face the speaker and keep an eye contact
2) Keep an open mind
3) Listen to ideas/concepts and not just words
4) Don't interrupt the speaker
5) Wait for pause for questions
6) Ask questions
7) Be attentive
8) Feel speaker's feelings (empathize with speaker)
9) Give feedback
10) Pay attention to what is not said.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/950245

For this week and the next few weeks, 2(a) or (b) and 3 - 5 min speeches.  
Attachments
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Communications MB (2015) - DiPaolo Week 02 (redux).pdf  

01-20150105 / Intro, Reqs, Sched




Please feel free to text, e-mail or call me if you have questions about the requirements.

e-mail is: spawarsyscom@gmail.com
phone is: (619) 663-8413

I prefer to be contacted by the Scout regarding this merit badge.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the program!

For our first session we completed requirement 1(c).  

1(c). In a small-group setting, meet with other Scouts or with friends. Have them share personal stories about significant events in their lives that affected them in some way. Take note of how each Scout participates in the group discussion and how effectively he communicates his story.

All who did not attend the first week can look at the requirements and complete 1(a) or 1(b) and turn it in to me.  

Please work on requirement 2(a) or (b) - product intro or self intro, the attached presentation has all the requirements for this merit badge.  I recommend getting the merit badge book from the Scout store or the Tr. 53 Library (see Paul Rodarte).  You can also download the worksheet for this merit badge for free at: http://www.meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Mr. DiPaolo
Attachments
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Communications MB (2015) - DiPaolo Week 01 (redux).pdf