Scouts SA Speaking Robot

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Complete the Challenge – earn your badge!

If you complete the Challenge outside of school, and are a Scout, you will automatically earn the limited edition ‘Speak Robot’ badge below.

The ‘speak Robot’ badge

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Each Youth Member can complete the Challenge multiple times but will only receive one ‘Speak Robot’ badge each.

If you are already completing the Challenge at school, you can do it again outside of school as many times as you like.

How does the ‘speak robot’ badge relate to my scouting?

Think about how the ‘Speak Robot’ badge could be used towards the following badges:

Cub Scouts

  • Boomerang
  • Achievement badges
  • Information Technology
    level 1 & 2


  • Proficiency badges
  • Technology
  • Information Technology

Venturer Scouts

  • Pursuits Tape

Pioneer Scouts

  • Special Interest Area
  • STEM


If you complete this challenge as part of a unit activity, you can count it as one of the Participates, Assists or Leads for your milestones.

Special interest areas (sias)

The Learn to Speak Robot challenge can also go towards your STEM SIA.

How to receive your badge

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To receive your ‘Speak Robot’ badge, please present your certificate (which will be emailed to you after you submit your completed Coding Record online) to your Scout leader before 30 September 2022.

Scout groups are encouraged to facilitate sessions with older Scouts guiding younger scouts through the Challenge in small groups. Individual Groups have complete freedom in how this is done.

Ready to take the Challenge?

Step 1

Choose any four activities. Click here to visit the Challenge activities.

If you don’t know where to begin, check out the Guide for Beginners.

Step 2

Once you complete your four activities, please submit your completed Coding Record.

Please submit this form by 30 September 2022 to meet the Challenge deadline.

Step 3

You will be sent a certificate by email when you submit your Coding Record form online.

Please forward this certificate to your Scout Leader so they can organise collection of your badge.

For more information

Scout Leaders can collect the ‘speak Robot’ badge by emailing Digital Challenge Certificates through to

Badges will be sent direct to Leaders.

If you or your Leader requires further information about the ‘Speak Robot’ badges, please direct them to this website and/or ask them to contact:

Jose Bond
Member Support Officer – Retention
Scouts Australia (SA Branch)
211 Glen Osmond Road
SA 5063
Phone 08 8130 6000

In the case that you require additional assistance, please notify the Promoter at:


OPTIONAL: Create a challenging SIA project

After learning about coding and computational thinking with the Learn to Speak Robot Challenge, scouts may wish to create a challenging SIA Project.

Ideas of goals to get you started:

  • Learn about the development of information technology and devices over the last 2 years
  • Organise a night for your unit to host a LAN party and try out these challenges together
  • Research how your favourite video game works, who created it and what type of coding is used
  • Create a basic game using available resources and get your Unit to test and provide feedback

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