Public Speaking Merit Badge Requirements
Scoutmaster Bucky Public Speaking
Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:
Saturday, January 5, 2019 Minneapolis, MN 2 Scouts
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Minneapolis, MN 3 Scouts
Saturday, February 13, 2016 Bloomington, MN 3 Scouts
Saturday, February 14, 2015 Bloomington, MN 4 Scouts
Saturday, February 8, 2014 Bloomington, MN 4 Scouts
Thursday, November 21, 2013 online 8 Scouts
Saturday, March 9, 2013 Osseo, MN 4 Scouts
Saturday, February 9, 2013 Richfield, MN 8 Scouts
Saturday, January 15, 2011 Richfield, MN 7 Scouts
Saturday, November 7, 2009 Richfield, MN 1 Scout
Saturday, May 9, 2009 Richfield, MN 8 Scouts
Public Speaking Merit Badge Pamphlet
Created: 1932
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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS source: 2020 Scouts BSA Requirements

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.

this page last reviewed / updated: February 2020