ANimation Merit Badge Requirements
Scoutmaster Bucky Animation
Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:
Saturday, January 5, 2019 Oakdale, MN 8 Scouts
Saturday, January 5, 2019 Minneapolis, MN 12 Scouts
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Bloomington, MN 13 Scouts
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Base Camp Fort Snelling, MN 10 Scouts
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Bloomington, MN 7 Scouts
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Minneapolis, MN 17 Scouts
Saturday, December 26, 2015 Savage, MN 24 Scouts
Animation Merit Badge Pamphlet
Created: 2015
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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS source: 2020 Scouts BSA Requirements

1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Do the following:

a. In your own words, describe to your counselor what animation is.

b. Discuss with your counselor a brief history of animation.


2. PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATION Choose five of the following 12 principles of animation, and discuss how each one makes an animation appear more believable: squash and stretch, anticipation, staging, straight-ahead action and pose to pose, follow through and overlapping action, slow in and slow out, arcs, secondary action, timing, exaggeration, solid drawing, appeal.


3. PROJECTS With your counselor's approval, choose two animation techniques and do the following for each:

a. Plan your animations using thumbnail sketches and/or layout drawings.

b. Create the animations.

c. Share your animations with your counselor. Explain how you created each one, and discuss any improvements that could be made.


4. ANIMATION IN OUR WORLD Do the following:

a. Tour an animation studio or a business where animation is used, either in person, via video, or via the Internet. Share what you have learned with your counselor.

b. Discuss with your counselor how animation might be used in the future to make your life more enjoyable and productive.


5. CAREERS Learn about three career opportunities in animation. Pick one and find out about the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss your findings with your counselor. Explain why this profession might interest you.

this page last reviewed / updated: April 2020