Merit Badge Workshop: Programming

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Programming Merit Badge.

Essential Info

  • Capacity is limited and Scouts must register in advance to participate. Scouts may register for a maximum of two workshops during this weekend program.
  • Scouts should gather at 6th St. Admissions to meet their counselor before the workshop.
  • Scouts attending morning and afternoon workshops may bring a lunch. Food also will be available for purchase at Curio City Kitchen.
  • Parking fee for Discovery Place Science Parking Deck and Museum admission for chaperones or siblings is not included.
  • Discovery Place is not able to offer a refund if a Scout is not able to attend. However, if a Scout is not able to attend, he may notify Discovery Place of his situation and either recruit a Scout to take his place or ask Discovery Place to apply his paid fee toward registration for a future merit badge program.

Be prepared! 

Scouts, before your workshop, print and read the Programming Merit Badge requirements. Research requirements 1b, 2, 3, 4, and 6 and make written notes. For requirement 5, checking out this BSA website:

In the section, Get Started Programming, click on a programming language you are familiar with, or a new one, follow the instructions to download the freeware, with permission from a parent. Become familiar with how this process works. Repeat the process with a new programming language.

You must complete the Cyber Chip course to attend the Digital Technology and/or Programming Merit Badge Courses.

Be sure to bring your signed blue card to the workshop!

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