to speak up or not to speak up....
BILL NELSON (nelsonb@AZTEC.ASU.EDU)
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 09:52:39 -0700
Either this is a made up situation to
sneak the 3G discussion into Scouts-L or the
merit badge councilor needs to re-read the
requirements for the Public Speaking MB. The
way I read it, the Scout picks their own topic
for the speaches:
1. Do the following:
(a) Prepare a written speech of 750 words.
(1) Give the main idea or topic of the speech in
one complete sentence.
(2) Tell the kind of audience for whom it was
(3) Describe your purpose. Tell what main idea you
want the audience to remember about your
(b) Show the following:
(1) The ideas list you used in preparing your
(2) The outline.
(3) The final text.
(c) Give this speech before an audience.
2. Give a 10-minute speech on a subject other than the one
used in requirement 1. Use a visual or audio aid.
3. Give an impromptu talk of at least 2 minutes, either as
part of a group discussion or before your counselor. Use
a subject interesting to you but for which you do not
have time to prepare.
4. Read aloud a selection of 500 words you have never seen.
5. Show you know parliamentary procedure by leading a
discussion or meeting according to accepted rules of
order; or answer questions on the rules of order.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City