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The New Internet Scout Patch Program
The U.S. Scouting Service Project
is pleased to announce Version 2 of it's Internet Scout Patch Program. With the
explosive growth of the Internet and the rise of Social Media, it was necessary
to re-engineer the program to assure it remained relevant and useful. The new program
focuses on fostering a dialog between parent/mentor and Scout that will help prepare
Scouts to be aware and alert when using the Internet.
The current version, Version 2.1, of the program includes a new prerequisite.
Before Scouts begin work on the Internet Scout Patch, they must now complete the
requirements for the BSA Cyber Chip appropriate for their grade level.
The Cyber Chip requirements are available at
Workbooks for the BSA Cyber Chip can be downloaded at:
This is a difficult and challenging program. It will require both the mentor
and the participants to work hard. But, it will be worth it! As we continue to become
more dependent on the Internet in our daily lives, it is critically important that
we develop an understanding of its dangers and how to be prepared, aware, and alert
to avoid trouble.
Scouts and Mentors can earn the following patches:
The patches are 3 inches in diameter.
Though it should go without saying, the patch is NOT an official award or emblem
of the BSA. The patch may be worn by Scouts and Scouters as a temporary emblem to
signify their education about the role of the Internet and the World Wide Web in
particular as it relates to Scouting. It may also be worn on patch vests or jackets
at the personal option of the Scout or Scouter.
The Program Guide and the Requirements
The Internet Scout Patch Program Guide includes the patch requirements and may
be downloaded by clicking this link:
Internet Scout Patch
Program Guide and Requirements (This is a PDF file and requires the latest version
of Adobe Reader to view the contents. If you do not have the latest version, you
can download it from http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Ordering the Patches
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