Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge

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Our local Boy Scouts took the weekend to learn about disabiling conditions, accomodations and assistive aids in their local area, and to speak with a fellow young man about his quality of life living with spinal muscular atrophy as they worked on their Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge. Continue reading

Space Exploration Merit Badges

Icon showing a model rocket at the moment of launch

The Texas A&M University Students Serving Scouting group coordinated a weekend of learning and fun for young learners attempting the BSA’s Space Exploration Merit Badge! Continue reading

Learning SCRATCH on the Raspberry Pi

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Teaching programming using MIT’s Scratch is easy for young students and adults alike. Scratch on Raspberry Pi is inexpensive and flexible for software and hardware controls, leveraging software control over the RasPi GPIO interface pins. Continue reading

Repair Teaches Many Things

Rechargeable LiPo button power cells (old and new)

Repairing instead of replacing gives opportunities to teach many things from engineering to electronics to sustainability. Kids learn that they can repair and recover items that would otherwise fill our landfills and consume more resources to fabricate replacements. Continue reading