Merit Badges Align with Camps

BSA Merit Badges Align with Our Camps

By the end of 2014, there will be a focus on STEM Boy Scout Merit Badges that align with our technology camps: Robotics, Game Design, Animation, and Programming! Here are the details for each badge: Robotics BSA Merit Badge We discussed the Robotics Merit Badge in 2011 when the badge first came out. At the …

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How to start a FIRST LEGO League

How to Start a FIRST LEGO League Team

What is FIRST LEGO League If you are thinking about starting a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team you probably already know what FLL is, but in case you don’t FIRST LEGO League is an international competition organized by a non-profit group called FIRST for kids (ages 9-14 in the USA and Canada, ages 9-16 elsewhere). …

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Scratch is like LEGO building

Scratch Programming is like LEGO Building

What is Scratch Programming? Scratch is a programming language for kids that makes it easy to create. It uses a visual-based interface that is like a LEGO building. With this software kids make their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. In addition, they can even share their creations on the web and collaborate with …

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Importance of Programming

The Importance of Programming for Children

A logical mind and computer programming, combined, can create wondrous things. Whether we program robots to retrieve medical supplies, traffic lights to change based on daily congestion, or automobile electronics to apply the right amount of brake pressure — programming is important. And for our children, we can only imagine what they’ll be programming. But …

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