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Robotics MB Featured

The BSA’s newest merit badge, Robotics, officially launched this weekExternal Link as part of our new curriculum emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), which takes a fun, adventurous approach to helping Scouts develop critical skills that are relevant and needed in today’s competitive world. Robotics is the BSA’s 126th currently available merit badge, joining the recently introduced (and STEM-related) InventingExternal Link andGeocachingExternal Link merit badges.

The crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134)External Link will be carrying a special cargo when they take off April 29 on their 14-day journey—100 Robotics merit badge patches, which will journey into space on the last scheduled mission of the Space Shuttle program. Once they return to Earth, the badges will be given away to a few lucky Boys’ Life readers via contests announced at the Boys’ Life Robotics pageExternal Link.

Robotics Resources

A variety of resources are now available in Scout shops and online:

For youth:

For adults:

For troops:

  • Robotics merit badge pamphlet, catalog No. 35972
  • Robotics merit badge SKU 612104
  • LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT at 1-800-362-4308
  • VEX RoboticsExternal Link
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