Photography Merit Badge (Virtual)

The Chickasaw Council is thrilled to offer virtual merit badges during the COVID-19 containment period! We will be offering the Photogrpahy merit badge on Wednesday, April 29, and Wednesday, May 6, using the Zoom video-conferencing platform. There is no cost to participate; however, all Scouts must have Scoutmaster approval to begin working on the badge

Here are some important details:

  • Registration opens on Monday, April 20, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Dates of the merit badge (Scouts should plan to participate in both sessions):
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Zoom meeting access information will be shared to all registered participants prior to the merit badge session.
  • Registration is capped at 15 Scouts. Participants should pre-register. We will continue to limit session sizes to ensure a quality experience for all participants.
  • Scouts participating in the virtual merit badge must have a parent or guardian in the room with them, per Youth Protection guidelines.
  • In order to ensure that Scouts complete all requirements, as mandated in the BSA Guide to Advancement, Scouts (with the assistance of parent/guardian) must e-mail their work on the merit badge to chickasawvirtualmb@gmail.com; there is no requirement for format, so Scouts can send completed merit badge worksheets (click here for the Photography merit badge worksheet), e-mail text with answers or responses to merit badge requirements, a picture of notes and work completed, videos of themselves discussing the requirements, etc. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you need any assistance! 
  • Once completion of requirements is verified, Scouts will be e-mailed a blue card.