Cinematography Now Moviemaking Merit Badge

Lights, camera, action! The Cinematography merit badge has been renamed Moviemaking. The change was made to reflect the many elements that go into creating a movie.

Aside from some minor updates from the Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force, the requirements and content for the merit badge are essentially the same. Also unchanged is the actual award emblem.

Regardless of its name, a Scout may only earn and get credit for one or the other. Also, the name change does not affect Scouts who have previously completed or who are currently working on the Cinematography merit badge.

Scouts, counselors, unit leaders, and council- and district-level volunteers can access the Moviemaking merit badge requirements online.

The pamphlet bearing the new name is scheduled for delivery to local councils in late November 2013, and the change will be reflected in the 2014 Boy Scout Requirements book.

3 Responses to Cinematography Now Moviemaking Merit Badge

  1. Laura Hollowell says:

    Will there be a new merit badge for Moviemaking? Will the book change?

    • BSA Internal Communications says:

      The requirements and content for the merit badge are essentially the same. Also unchanged is the actual award emblem.

      Robyn Schaub
      Internal Communications

  2. Chris Bowe says:

    My son is trying to earn all the merit badges that are available while he is in scouts. He has 127 or so now, including cinematography. Since he does not need it to “count” towards anything would it be OK if a councilor was willing to do it with him?

    Thanks
    Chris
    P.S. Yes, he is an odd child :)

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