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Photographer Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Show how to use a camera to take a good photograph.
  2. Make up a scrapbook showing different ways photographs can be used, like in the news, advertising or art.
  3. Take 10 or more photos and show these to your Lodge or an adult. Why do you like these photos? What made you take them?

! Your leader might like to put some of your photos on display or share them with the local newspaper. If they do, your parents will need to say it’s OK first.

Top tips
The photographs could be part of a project about things like animals or plants. You could take photos when you’re on a trip, to capture things that happen on the day.

Remember to ask permission before you take a photo of somebody.



Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


Need inspiration for the Photographer Activity Badge? The Digital Skills website has a Treasure Hunt activity that can be adapted for this badge. It can be found here.

A badge blog can also be found for this badge here.


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