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NASA and the Boy Scouts Robotic Merit Badge

By Keith Cowing
April 8, 2013
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NASA, VASC to Help Local Boy Scouts Earn New Robotics Merit Badges

“NASA and the BSA developed the badge because of the wide-reaching impact of robotics and its role in science, technology, engineering and math or STEM careers. The badge is now part of the BSA’s new curriculum emphasizing STEM activities and will help young men develop critical skills relevant and needed in today’s competitive world. The new merit badge is one of 31 STEM-related merit badges. Scouts will have access to engineering software and work with professional mentors worldwide to earn the badge.”

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