By Troop 187: Hannah, Mary, Kiersten, Katie, and their Leaders and Parents
You can do a general Movies Badge, or adapt the requirements to earn a specific badge for each movie you wish to learn about.
Preschool: Do three requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Make a list of your favorite movies, and choose one to watch. Watch it.
_____ 2.* Tell someone about the movie you watched. Did you like it? Why or why not?
Level 1: Do four requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Do Preschool requirements # 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Create an art project about your movie. You might draw a picture of your favorite movie character(s), make a diorama of your favorite scene, make a costume from the movie, or an art project of an item from the movie.
Level 2: Do five requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Do Level 1 requirements # 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Research the movie rating system (i.e. G, PG, PG-13, R) and what each means. Find out the rating systems of two other countries.
Level 3: Do six requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Do Level 2 requirements # 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Write a movie review of a movie you watched. If you are doing a specific movie, make sure your review is of that movie.
Level 4: Do seven requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Do Level 3 requirements # 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Research the history of movie making. Find out what the first movie ever shown in the cinema was. Find out when movies went from silent to sound, and when movies went from black and white to color. If you are doing a specific movie, you can find out when your movie was first made for the big screen, and the history of that movie.
Level 5: Do nine requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Do Level 4 requirements # 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.
_____ 3. Write a play based on a movie. If you are doing a specific movie, the play must be about that movie.
_____ 4. Participate in a community service project involving movies. Ideas might include collecting DVDs to donate to our soldiers overseas, holding a community movie night at your church, etc.
_____ 5. Learn about product licensing. What kind of products are licensed to use the name and images from your movie? Toys? Clothing? Housewares?
_____ 6. Make a short movie using a video camera.
_____ 7. Read the book (if there is one) that the movie you watched in Requirement 1 was based on. Write a short essay about the differences and similarities.
_____ 8. Find out the following facts about the movie you are learning about: When was it made? Who directed and produced it? What other movies has this director and producer made? Who starred in it? What else have they starred in? How much money did it gross? Is it available on DVD, Netflix, Amazon Prime, or other media?
_____ 9. Go see a movie at a movie theater with your Troop or family.
_____ 10. Make a list of movie genres (such as Romance, Western, etc.). Watch a movie from a genre you don’t typically watch. If you are working on a specific movie, determine which genre your movie is from and choose to watch a movie from another genre.
_____ 11. Determine who your favorite actor or actress is and 1) make a list of movies they’ve been in and 2) do a biographical sketch. If you are working on a specific movie, choose an actor or actress from that movie.
_____ 12. Research careers related to the movie-making industries other than actor/actress.
_____ 13. Define these movie-related terms: set, director, wardrobe, choreography, cinematography, producer, animation, CGI, Claymation, grip. Make a list of 10 more movie-related terms and define them.
_____ 14. Make a list of quotes from your favorite movie. Choose one to artistically decorate. If you are working on a specific movie, make sure the quotes are from this movie.
_____ 15. Make a list of the various awards related to movies. Find a televised showing of one of these award events either on television or you-tube and watch it.
_____ 16. Watch an original movie and its remake. What are the differences and similarities? Write a short essay. If you are working on a specific movie, make sure you watch its original and its remake.