Programming Merit Badge

Programming Merit Badge

Today’s youth are more and more connected via technology. Understanding programming will help them understand how to use that technology safely and effectively.

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Cub Scouts - Strong Values - Strong Leaders - Character Counts

Cub Scout Awards

Cub Scouts do not earn badges like Boy Scouts do, but there are a number of supplemental award programs they can work on. They should focus on rank achievements first, but these programs will provide an opportunity for some extra activities.

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Going on a Bear Hunt

Like many skits, it has multiple versions. It is actually based on the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

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CyberChip

Cyber Chip Program

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.

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Pizza Man Song

The Pizza Man song is a camp classic. This is one of those songs that has many different versions and they are all fun. All of the catch phrases rhyme (somewhat) with “man” and a lot of emphasis is usually put on the rhyme.

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Fun for the Family

BSA Family Award

Keith asked ” Is there a difference between the BSA Family Award and the BSA Fun for the Family Award? ” These are part of the same program, but like many BSA programs it has changed over the years.

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Boys Running

Wolf Adventure Trail

A reader asks “What is an adventure trail for Wolf Elective 18?”. An adventure trail is five activities or games set up in different areas of a park.

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Activity Patches

A reader asks “I have quite a number of different little patches that I would like to give out to my scouts. Is there a list with pictures of what these different patches would be awarded for? “

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Bear Electives and Arrow Points

Arrow points can be confusing. Each part of an elective counts toward arrow points. In addition, Bears can use the requirements from any achievements they did not do as part of the Bear badge.

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Interpreting Requirements

For requirements, the Scout must do the requirement as written. The Advisor, consultant, merit badge counselor, etc interprets those requirements to the best of their ability to ensure that the Scout fulfills them. They may not add to or subtract from the requirement.

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