There’s a movement to educate students with the very best of technological know-how and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) skills in schools. But who picks up that task when the school day ends? A fresh take on Boy / Girl Scouts is starting to become quite the trend.
It’s called Hacker Scouts and they’re essentially loosely-knit organizations aiming to gamify the learning of important tech and maker skills. The term ‘Hacker Scouts’ is relatively new but the concept has been around for quite awhile. In any case, the term is worth knowing.
On the DIY.org site, they have a big area devoted to Hacker Scouts. More than 32,000 students actually. You can earn badges, take on challenges, and generally become a part of the ‘Hacker Scout’ movement.