With Growth Of 'Hacker Scouting,' More Kids Learn To Tinker : NPR
Jared Sperli stashed this in education
Countless kids have grown up with the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts or Campfire Girls, but for some families, the uniforms and outdoor focus of traditional Scouting groups don't appeal. In recent months, Scoutlike groups that concentrate on technology and do-it-yourself projects have been sprouting up around the country. They're coed and, like traditional Scouting organizations, award patches to kids who master skills.
Cool idea. I hope these Maker / DIY / Hacker Scouting efforts flourish.