By doing the requirements for the Photography merit badge, Scouts learn to safely and effectively record their experiences in pictures. They explore the impact of lighting, exposure, depth of field, composition, angle, and other aspects of taking photos. Then Scouts put their knowledge to use by taking a number of photographs. They also find out about career opportunities related to photography.
Photography Merit Badge
Beyond capturing family memories, photography offers a chance to be creative. Many photographers use photography to express their creativity, using lighting, composition, depth, color, and content to make their photographs into more than snapshots. Good photographs tell us about a person, a news event, a product, a place, a scientific breakthrough, an endangered animal, or a time in history.
Printable helps for requirements:
An idea for your gathering activities for photography or camera themes is to have a caption contest with some silly or unusual photos. . This can also be used just for laughs.
The Multimedia feature lets Scouts explore their creative side using cameras, and other technology. They can shoot, edit and share a short film.
Scouts BSA are required to earn their Cyber Chip. The Cyber Chip program helps teens understand the responsibility that goes with using electronic devices. Topics include cell phones, cyber-bullying, and internet safety.
Scouts BSA are required to earn their Cyber Chip. The Cyber Chip program helps youth understand how to use their electronic devices safely and responsibly.