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Complete the Digital Challenge and earn your badge!

Did you know that because you’re a Scout, when you complete any or all of the Commissioner’s Digital challenges outside school, you earn one or all of the limited-edition cloth badges below?

The ‘Speak Robot’ Badge is for Scouts aged 7 to 12 years. All you require is a laptop or PC with an internet connection and you’re good to go! You will have completed the Challenge when you finish any four of the Learn to Speak Robot activities on offer. Each activity takes about an hour to complete, but this will depend upon your skill level. There are hundreds of activities to choose from, but don’t worry, if you are new to coding, a Beginner’s Guide is provided.

The ‘Space to Dream’ Badge challenges you to design a toy or gadget someone your age who is moving to Mars. You will use the five step ‘Design Thinking’ process to help your create your design.  You can choose to create your design using the free 3D design tool made available by Makers Empire, or hand draw your design onto a ‘MAKE IT!’ Design Sheet.

The ‘Zoom Out’ Badge challenges you to complete just one ‘Systems Thinking’ activity on offer.

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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.

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The ‘speak Robot’ badge

The ‘SPACE TO DREAM’ badge

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The ‘Zoom Out’ badge

You can complete the activities multiple times but only one badge is awarded for each Challenge.

How does the Digital Challenge badge relate to my scouting?

Think about how the Digital Challenge badges could be used towards the following:

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

How to receive your badge

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To receive your Digital Challenge badges you need to complete and submit your Challenge Completion form online before the end of Term 3. Your Scout Leader’s email must be included so they can be sent your digital certificate to ensure you receive your badge.

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.

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