Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Explorers and Venturers attending the event will learn practical public speaking techniques, tips on speech-writing, proper etiquette, and how to perform in the BSA Honor Guard during fundraising events throughout the year. In addition, participants must bring a prepared speech about Scouting and read aloud to the group, receiving constructive and positive feedback from seminar leaders.
Some Scouts who attend the event may be selected to speak at a GNYC special event later in the year. (Attending the seminar does not guarantee being asked to be a featured public speaker.) Special event public speakers are selected based on a variety of factors including: age, public speaking ability, Scouting experiences, camping participation, borough, specific Scouting program (example: Exploring), experiences, etc. However, all Scouts (Troops/Packs/Crew/Post) will have an opportunity to participate in the BSA Honor Guard if they would like. Each Scout that participates in the BSA Honor Guard will receive a patch and will fulfill Community Service & Rank Requirements!
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