We provide fun, challenge and adventure to
over 400,000 girls and boys across the UK
a a a  A A
Disclosures Compass POL Print Centre

Photographer Activity Badge

These badge requirements were updated on 26 January 2018. The previous badge requirements can still be used until 31 January 2019, to allow for transition where necessary.

How to earn your badge

  1. Show how to use a camera to take a good photograph.
  2. 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?
  3. Make something using photos you have taken. You could make a: 

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

Previous badge requirements

These requirements will be discontinued on 31 January 2019.

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.

 

Flexibility

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


Resources

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.

 

CEOP
© Copyright The Scout Association 2018. All Rights Reserved.
Charity Numbers 306101 (England and Wales) and SC038437 (Scotland).
Registered address: The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, England E4 7QW