At the CSTA Reception last evening, those in attendance had a change to mix and mingle and there was a special speaker.
She was from the Girl Scouts and shared with us the concept of badging. For this former Boy Scout, it was a bit of a review. I can recall all of the badges that I had accumulated during my time as a Boy Scout. There were so many important skills that we had to demonstrate to an evaluator in claim our badge.
I hadn’t thought about the process for a while so it was a nice review. Now, this is a Computer Science conference and I and many others came to attention when the discussion turned to badging for digital skills.
The complete list of badges available can be viewed online and they’re searchable by category. I was pleasantly surprised to see the category STEM listed.
Things have certainly changed from the days of living and surviving in the outdoors.
I really hadn’t stayed in touch. How about the Girl Guide program in Canada? The online presentation is different but Computer Skills are available as a badge there as well.
With my background being so many years ago, I was very pleasantly surprised to see the inclusion of these skills to the badging program.