The requirements for the Robotics merit badge help Scouts understand the many uses of robots. They learn how to design and test robots to perform simple tasks. Scouts also find out about competitive robotics and explore career opportunities related to robotics.
Scouts BSA Nova Award - Hello World (Digital Technology)
Hello World is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating coding and programming. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their digital technology related merit badges and learn about related topics such as functions, loops, variables, and URLs. Scouts also try their hand at writing some simple programs.
Scouts working on the Programming merit badge learn about the history of programming and programming languages. They explore the applications of programming and how to modify code. They also investigate careers related to programming.
Scouts learn how digital information is stored and transmitted while working on the Digital Technology merit badge. They explore how digital technology has changed over the years. They also investigate the practical aspects of digital technology and explore careers in the field.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.