America loves movies. Even small towns have a movie theater with the latest films from Hollywood. Libraries loan DVDs and video stores abound. Netflix will deliver them to your mailbox or over the Internet.
Need more? Youtube is one of the most popular sites on the Internet. In just under five years, Youtube has become a household name--20 hours of video are uploaded every minute.
According to Wikipedia, the Cinematography merit badge came to life with the help of an Eagle Scout--Steven Spielberg. Apparently he personally attended the National Jamboree in 1989 to help launch the award as a merit badge counselor.
While this merit badges had a high-profile start, the Cinematography merit badge has been awarded only about 50,000 times in 20 years.
- Review the Introduction to Merit Badges from Scouting.org.
- Get the current official requirements.
- Get the worksheet from Usscouts.org.
- Read the merit badge manual.
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