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.
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’, ‘Space to Dream’ or ‘Zoom Out’ cloth badge as per the designs shown below.
The ‘speak Robot’ badge
The ‘SPACE TO DREAM’ badge
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?
Ever wanted to do a STEM Special Interest Area badge but didn’t know where to start?
The activities to complete any of the digital challenges can offer some great ideas to get started, but make sure to chat with your Unit or Section Leader first to set a goal that’s suitable for you.
You’ll find with some preparation, that the activities to complete the challenges can also be used for a Unit activity such as a Personal Growth night.
If there is a small group of you who enjoy working together, why not start a project patrol to achieve one or more of the challenges supporting each other as you do them.
Don’t forget you can also complete these Challenges at anytime just for fun and you’ll still get the badges for each.
Please note: While the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge badges are not approved for wearing on your Scount uniform, they will make an awesome addition to your camp blanket or badge collection!
How to receive your badge
To receive your Digital Challenge badge/s you need to complete and submit your Challenge Completion form online before the end of Term 3. Once you have received your certificate, just send it to the Scout Head Office at email@example.com so post your cloth badge out to you!
Scout groups are encouraged to facilitate sessions with older Scouts and help guide younger Scouts through the Challenge in small groups. Individuals and groups have complete freedom as to how this is done.
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