A New Kind of Scouting for Kids

I’m a HUGE fan of the Boy Scouts; my boys have been involved for years and I expect to have 4 Eagle Scouts in the family in the next 5 or 6 years. That said, there is a new kind of scout opportunity available to kids and it’s called Hacker Scouting. No, we’re not raising up a generation of computer criminals. Hacker Scouting is all about using technology and learning DIY (Do It Yourself) skills for kids. I see it as a neat complement to what the Boy Scouts are doing. Their focus is more on outdoor skills although they have a super comprehensive set of learning opportunities in hacker areas as well. If the camping/outdoor/survival theme doesn’t fit your child then perhaps Hacker Scouting will.

Forget Boy Scouts, Here Come Hacker Scouts

Thanks to BackgroundCheck.org for the information.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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