Eagle Scout Photo

Because Pictures Last Longer

Northern Star Council offers two professional photography studios for Eagle Scouts to have portraits taken. Whether a family chooses to use one of the council services or another photographer, we'll celebrate a young man's elevation to Eagle by displaying an 8 x 10 photo in the office lobby.

Get an Eagle photo taken

Great Photos in Golden Valley: Offering a special mini portrait Session for Eagle Scouts. Each session is $25 (plus tax). Great Photos! will take 8-10 images. A $35.00 (plus tax) minimum order is required (this covers 2 color 8x10 sheets). Session fee and minimum order is paid at the time of the session. Retouching for blemishes is an option for $15.00 per pose. Great Photos! will provide a free 8x10 portrait for your council. Eagle Scout portrait images will be available for you to view on the Great Photos! website; usually within 24 hours (or less) from the time of your session. Images will be available to view for 60 days (no proofs are printed). Orders may be placed either by using an order form provided or by phone. All Orders are pre-paid. Appointments are necessary. Some weekends and reserved dates may not be available for Eagle Scout Portrait Sessions. Call for more information and complete current prices and packages.

Address: 1100 Zane Avenue North, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422
Phone: 763-544-5444

The Imagery is owned by Eagle Scout Rod Oman. Rod is an award-winning Twin Cities portrait photographer, with his Master of Photog, and Craftsman Degrees from the PPA, as well as being a long time Eagle Scout and supporter of scouts. The Imagery will provide you with the Eagle badge, pin, kerchief and slide and photographs on a BSA blue background with the American flag. In addition to Eagle portraits, the Imagery will offer you a free family session, and half price off Senior Photo session fees, that you can use at a separate appointment, so be sure to check out their two indoor camera areas and a full portrait park with waterfalls and sets.

For the scouts exclusively, the Imagery offers a standard archival paper, fully retouched, for only $28 per 8x10 unit. (i.e. $28 per 8x10, or $28 per 2 5x7, or $28 per 3 4x6). You may also order photo invitations to Court of Honor, and special custom collages. 8x10s are regularly $88-$110 in premium finish, so this is a reduction only offered to the BSA. Sessions are by appointment, ordering is immediately following, and orders can be shipped for additional shipping and handling or picked up at the studio.

There is a session fee for $25 which can be paid online to reserve your session time, 24/7 at your convenience. Go to, click on "links" and find the thumbnail for "BSA PORTRAITS". You may also call the The Imagery directly during 9-6 p.m. business hours, Monday through Thursday, or leave a voice mail Fri.-Sat., at 952-890-7640.

What should I wear for my Eagle photo?

  • Wear a clean, tidy uniform with your Eagle badge and medal on it. You can also wear your merit badge sash. You will need to provide your own neckerchief and slide if you choose to wear these items.

What if I haven't yet had my Eagle Court of Honor and don't have my Eagle badge and medal on my uniform?

  • The studios listed above all have the Eagle rank badge and medal that you can borrow.

Do I have to use your photographers?

  • An Eagle Scout does NOT have to use one of these services. A family may choose to use the photographer or studio of their choice, have the photos taken, and provide an 8x10 print to the council office for display. The contact person for Eagle photos in the St. Paul office is Mary Degel, (651) 254-9155; in the Minneapolis office contact Panouchi Fu, (763) 231-7263.

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