Programme Sparks

60. Communicator




  • Phones
  • Morse code device
  • Semaphor Flags
  • Computers
  • Video booth
  • Radios
  • Sign language pictures

Several meetings or one day.

Programme Spark

This Spark explores the many ways that Scouts have communicated over the past 110+ years.

Your section should explore and try out as many as possible of the different methods of communication listed below:

  • Telephone
  • Morse Code
  • Semaphor
  • Email
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Video booth
  • Makaton or Sign Language
  • Radios

You could give them set messages to communicate to each other or let them have their own conversation using these methods of communication.

This would be a great opportunity to invite the Scout Active Support Units dedicated to communication in our County to your Section meeting.  

You could also tie this Spark in with JOTA & JOTI. 

Adapting for each Section


Badge Links

All Sections can complete this Spark with appropriate adult support.  



  • Communicator



  • Communicator



  • Communicator



  • Science and Technology


Can the activity be run through Peer Leadership?   Yes
Can the activity be run by Young Leaders?   Yes


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