Boy Scout Merit Badge
Boy Scouts (Ages 11 – 18)
Please come prepared to discuss three potential careers related to the topic of your merit badge workshop. How do you prepare for this career? What is the education, training and experience required for this career?
DATES BELOW REQUIRE REGISTRATION with the BSA COUNCIL
Animation Merit Badge
January 2 1-4PM * January 31 1-4PM * February 14 1-4PM
To earn this merit badge, Scouts will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of animation and its rich history. They will learn the principles of animation, complete hands-on design projects, have opportunities to
participate in virtual tours of animation studios and businesses to see how animation is used and meet with career professionals to explore future opportunities. Scouts will learn how animation is not only used in their video games and movies, but also for
practical business purposes – factory simulations, satellite tracking, medical procedures and even predicting the weather.
Astronomy Merit Badge UPON REQUEST
In learning about astronomy, Scouts study how activities in space affect our own planet and bear witness to the wonders of the night sky: the nebulae, or giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are born; old stars
dying and exploding; meteor showers and shooting stars; the moon, planets, and a dazzling array of stars.
Outside requirements due to complete merit badge (#8).
Digital Technology Merit Badge January 3 1-4PM * January 28 5-8PM * Digital Technology 1-4PM
Digital technology is part of almost everything we do. This workshop is all about using, understanding and appreciating digital technology -- computers, tablets, cell phones, and even computer-controlled coffee pots.
You’ll learn about digital technology rights and how to be environmentally friendly with digital technology.
Game Design Merit Badge January 9 1-4PM * February 13 1-4PM * March 5 1-4PM
For thousands of years, in every culture, people have played games. Games challenge us to overcome long odds, tell compelling stories, and allow us to work with or against one another. They give structure to play. Games
motivate us to find creative solutions, practice new skills, and spend time with others.
Moviemaking Merit Badge January 10 1-4PM * February 6 1-4PM * March 26 1-4PM
Moviemaking includes the fundamentals of producing motion pictures, including the use of effective light, accurate focus, careful composition (or arrangement), and appropriate camera movement to tell stories. In earning
the badge, Scouts will also learn to develop a story and describe other pre- and post-production processes necessary for making a quality motion picture.
Photography Merit Badge January 16 1-4PM * February 4 530-830PM * February 20 1-4PM
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.
Programming Merit Badge
January 24 1-4PM * February 7 1-4PM * March 12 1-4PM
Go “behind the screen” for a look at the complex codes that make digital devices useful and fun. Without programs, today’s high-tech gadgets would be little more than empty shells. But given clear instructions, digital
devices can do amazing things and perform operations that would have seemed like magic to people in the past. When you fulfill the requirements for this badge, you will be able to work a little of that “magic” yourself. And you might find yourself joining
the legions of programmers who create innovative software.