Scouts Can Earn Robotic Merit Badge
The Boy Scouts of America has about 120 badges in its catalogue and over time removes some that are no longer current (not much need for blacksmithing these days.) One released this week is an award for robotics that requires the scout to design and build a bot and conquer the areas of movement, programming and sensors. The optimistic officials expect about 10,000 Scouts to earn the new badge this year that features NASA's Mars rover.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 14, 2011 10:04 AM