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Girl Scouts to award badge for video game development

The youth organization is getting with the times by creating a new skill badge for girls who build their own video games.

By Apr. 17, 2013


Boy and Girl Scouts? Meet the hacker scouts

Next week is the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. In its honor, Adafruit Industries is launching DIY merit awards. Release a high-altitude balloon? Here's your badge.

By Mar. 2, 2012


Girl Scouts: No brownie points for PayPal-using cookie seller

For reasons that may have something to do with ancient mores, the Girl Scouts organization tells an 11-year-old that she can't use PayPal to raise money for the Scouts' "I Care" program.

By Feb. 6, 2013


Girl Scouts create prosthetic hand device

Girl Scouts apply to patent award-winning writing tool as they help a 3-year-old hold a pencil for the first time.

By May. 1, 2011


Boy Scouts can now earn robotics merit badge

While Boy Scouts will continue to master camping, swimming, canoeing, and first aid, they can now add robot-building to the long list of coveted Scout skills.

By Apr. 10, 2011


Boy Scouts to get video game awards

Here's one you wouldn't expect from the Boy Scouts: a badge for playing video games and learning about ESRB ratings.

By Apr. 28, 2010


Random sampler: Boy Scouts go free, Mozilla improves email, and more

A random sampler of great technology news, especially as it relates to open source.

By Jun. 11, 2008


Never miss a Girl Scout Cookie sale in your area again

Who doesn't love Girl Scout Cookies? Using a free app or Web site, you can hunt down the nearest sale and feed your addiction.

By Feb. 28, 2014


Microsoft goes Moneyball to pummel iPad yet again

In its latest anti-iPad ad, Microsoft gives us two baseball scouts. One can multitask on his tablet. The other has an iPad.

By Jul. 9, 2013