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 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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Getting Here

Discovery Place Science is located in the heart of uptown Charlotte and is accessible by car, train or foot. Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is located at the corner of Church and 6th Sts. in uptown Charlotte.

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