Scout troops and their leaders rely on the official handbook as their guide. The
frequently updated contents contain detailed instructions on how to earn merit
Official 1934 Girl Scout badge book.
Girl Scouts with their box cameras at camp
1963, the name of the photography badge changed to "My Camera" and the
requirements were simplified. By 1980, photography was only one part of a larger
Communication Arts badge. Today photography again has its own badge but Girl Scouts
no longer need to learn how to process photos. The requirement now reads, "Visit
a film developing lab to see how film is developed and how enlargements are made.
Share this information with your group."|
In the new millennium, digital photography will require a new set of technical skills. I am sure that the Girl Scouts will be equal to the task.
Girl Scout cameras from the collection of Eaton Lothrop.
Congratulations to both Kodak and the Girl Scouts of the United States of America for encouraging girls to take photography seriously. Thanks also to them for assisting with my research and permitting me to photograph and exhibit their copyrighted materials on these webpages.