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Multimedia Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA

BSA has created updated versions of the Troop Program features for Scouts BSA. The Multimedia program feature is available in digital format on the BSA website or can be purchased as a publication from you local Scout Shop.

The Multimedia feature lets Scouts explore their creative side using cameras, and other technology. They can shoot, edit and share a short film. The program feature includes some general information and some more specific ideas for meetings:

  • Internet safety
  • How to select a camera
  • Tips and tricks for filming
  • How to include sound in your film
  • Writing a film script

Suggested troop meeting ideas are grouped by essential, challenging, or advanced. Here are a few you can see in the guide.

  • Learn about digital photography (essential)
  • Post digital photos to social media (challenging)
  • Use photo editing software (advanced)
  • Create a script for a six-second video (essential)
  • Create a script for a two minute video and rehearse (challenging)
  • Create and rehearse a script for a five minute video (advanced)
  • Edit a video for YouTube (essential)
  • Edit a video using iMovie (challenging)
  • Edit a video using Final Cut or Premier Pro (advanced)

There are also several games suggested to keep things interesting at your troop meetings

  • Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Video Screening Contest
  • Script Reading
  • Human Editing Machine

The plan even provides Scoutmaster’s minutes and ceremonies for meetings.

Then there is the “Main Event”. Once again, there are suggestions for essential, challenging, or advanced. Details and planning aids can be found in the online guide.

  • Make a five minute video featuring your troop (essential)
  • Make a ten to fifteen minute video (challenging)
  • Make a thirty minute video (advanced)

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