Chris Cook, Hacker Scout organizer says, “[W]e felt it’s the right kind of time to expose them to how to craft with their hands — how to take things from a computer and put them into the physical world.”
Numerous generations of children have grown up with the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, and Campfire Girls. But what happens when the “traditional” Scout groups aren’t a good fit for your child or family? Thankfully there is now an answer to this dilemma, in the form of Hacker Scout groups. These Scout groups concentrate on technology and do-it-yourself projects, and according to NPR,
The kids in Hacker Scouts are not breaking into computer networks. They make things with their hands … [T]hey are learning to solder and are building “judobots,” small robots made out of wooden Popsicle sticks [among other things].
This great infographic from Backgroundcheck.org explains all about these new Hacker Scout groups: