Cub Scout Photography

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Cub Scout Photography Belt Loop & Pin resources include the Cub Scout Photography Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
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Photography
Belt Loop and Pin
Photography Academics Belt Loop
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Photography Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Photography belt loop and pin are a part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts may earn this award in a Family, Den, Pack, school, or community setting. Tiger Cubs must be always accompanied by their Adult partner.


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Cub Scout Photography requirements

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Point out the major features of a camera to your den or family and explain the function of each part. Parts could include film, lens, shutter, power on and off, zoom, battery, flash, display panel, case, settings, etc.
  2. Discuss with your den leader or adult partner, the benefits and contributions photography makes to modern life. Report what you learned to your den or family.
  3. Using a camera, take at least 10 pictures of your family, pet, or scenery; show these to your den.

Academics Pin Requirements

Earn the Photography belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Using pictures, explain what photography is and how it relates to light and picture-taking.
  2. Look at a book of published photos about a subject that interests you. Find out what makes these photos remarkable and why people want to look at these pictures. Learn whether the photographer used light or angles to make the photos interesting. Discuss what you learned with an adult.
  3. Explain to an adult what “red eye” is and why it can happen in a picture. Show examples.
  4. Make a short video of a friend, family member, or pet, and show it to your den or family.
  5. With an adult’s help, use a photo-editing software feature to crop, lighten or darken, and change a photo.
  6. Make a creative project using at least one photo.
  7. Take three pictures of the same scene using different lens settings. Show these pictures to your den or family.
  8. Visit an art exhibit that features photography. Write a list of some of the things you saw and felt during your visit.
  9. Demonstrate how to use a light meter and manually set the aperture (lens opening) on a camera.
  10. Print and develop a picture from a film negative.
  11. Read about a famous photographer and tell his or her story to your den. Explain why he or she is famous or admired.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2010 Edition (BSA Supply No. 34299)

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Notes

  1. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times


Requirement resources

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Cub Scout Photography is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Cub Scout Photography requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.


Related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal


External links

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