Public Speaking

You can find a list of counselers for this merit badge on the following page: Public Speaking Counselor List

Public Speaking Merit Badge Patch
1.
Give a three- to five-minute introduction of yourself to an audience such as your troop, class at school, or some other group.
2.
Prepare a three- to five-minute talk on a topic of your choice that incorporates body language and visual aids.
3.
Give an impromptu talk of at least two minutes, either as part of a group discussion or before your counselor. Use a subject selected by your counselor that is interesting to you but that is not known to you in advance and for which you do not have time to prepare.
4.
Select a topic of interest to your audience. Collect and organize information about the topic and prepare an outline. Write an eight- to 10-minute speech, practice it, then deliver it in a conversational way.
5.
Show you know parliamentary procedure by leading a discussion or meeting according to accepted rules of order; or by answering questions on the rules of order.

Current requirements are available at Public Speaking Merit Badge Requirements

Eagle RequirementNo
CategoryPersonal Development
Requirements Date2003
Current Pamphlet Number35936
Current Pamphlet SKU616755
Current Pamphlet Copyright Date2013
Additional Formats
BSA Requirement Date2013
BSA Requirement PDFPublic Speaking Merit Badge Requirements