BSA has a set of troop programs which can help PLCs plan activities around a theme. This communication program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities which focus on giving and receiving information.
Computers Merit Badge
Computers are everywhere in today’s world. Using computers makes lots of jobs easier, but you need to know how to use computers efficiently and responsibly.
The Computers merit badge will be discontinued on December 31, 2014. It has been replaced by the Digital Technology Merit Badge
This checkoff list could be used by a scribe to keep track of which Scouts have earned which merit badges or could be used by an individual Scout.
A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
The BSA Cyber Chip program encourages Scouts to learn how to use their electronic devices safely. Some of the issues the program addresses are protecting personal information, cyber bullying, appropriate use of social media, cell phones, texting, and netiquette.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This Boy Scout Nova award for mathematics focuses on using calculations to solve everyday problems.
Boy Scouts learn about the development and practical application of computing devices while earning the Computers merit badge.