This clear and concise definition comes from the U.S. Department of Education: "Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication.
We may not think about how we communicate with others, but we do so all day long. This merit badge gives us the tools we need to strengthen our communication skills, no matter who we communicate with or what method we choose.
Successfully completing this merit badge is one of the requirements to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.