Traditional Program

There are two tracks in the traditional program, the communication track and the leadership track. The core of the communication track is the Competent Communicator manual. It contains ten speech projects to help you gain the basic skills needed to present an effective speech. The core of the leadership track is the Competent Leader manual. It contains ten leadership projects to help develop the basic skills needed to be an effective leader. The two tracks are not mutually exclusive; you may participate in both at the same time, if you wish. There are many opportunities for awards and recognition along the way.

Competent Communication

Competent Leadership

Advanced Manuals

After a youth member achieves their Competent Communicator and Competent Leader awards, they will work on these advanced manuals. Two advanced manuals must be completed for each Advanced Communicator award: Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB), Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS), and Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG), for a total of six advanced manuals. There are other requirements for ACS and ACG according to the attached award application.