AutomationDirect has teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to inform and inspire the nation’s youth about programming. The 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree was held in mid-July at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in the mountains of West Virginia, where AutomationDirect, Radio Shack, VEX and the Boy Scouts of America launched the brand new Programming Merit Badge.
The new merit badge is designed to introduce youth to various kinds of software programming. At the National Jamboree, 40,000 Scouts had the opportunity to learn about the Programming Merit Badge using tutorials to understand programming theory for embedded controllers, robotics, and ladder logic using the CLICK PLC. Scouts then performed the different programming tasks in order to receive the new Merit Badge. Reports indicate over 800 Scouts lined up to earn the new badge. The Programming Merit Badge is available to all Scouts through the Scouting Merit Badge Program.
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