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During a long day on the ropes course or the lake,
your troop’s resident photographers are bound
to take dozens of great digital photos. How cool
would it be to head back to camp and see all those
fun photos right then, projected onto a tent or a
screen in sizes up to 40 inches high?
Way cool.
And that’s exactly what anyone can do with
the $430 Nikon CoolPix S1000pj, the world’s first
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digital camera with a built-in projector. The 12.1
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dation. Now, that’s being put to scientific
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scrutiny. Baylor University’s Institute
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for Studies of Religion is launching a
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series of studies examining the role of
Scouting in developing and sustaining
what social scientists call “prosocial
behavior.” The two-year project is funded
by a $992,000 grant from the John
Templeton Foundation.
Baylor’s Dr. Byron Johnson, the proj-
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studies will definitively answer a number
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photographs that appear in the magazine: “How did your photographer do it?”
results over time?”
Now here’s a book that will answer that question: the National Geographic Ultimate
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Baylor will work with the Gallup
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Organization to identify large, nationally
magazines) who share specific strategies for shooting different types of destinations.
representative samples of men who were
Besides offering plenty of tips on equipment, composition, lighting, and exposure,
and were not Scouts. Further compari-
chapters such as “Seek Out the Authentic” and “Add Adventure and Nature” will
sons will be made between non-Scouts, help Scout leaders take their shutterbug skills and digital dazzle to the next level.
Eagle Scouts, and former Scouts who did
not attain the rank of Eagle. Then we’ll
see if science backs up what everybody
knows.
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