Scouts can try for IT badges online

October 2003
IT Training;Oct2003, p8
Trade Publication
Scouts across Great Britain will this month be able to train online for a computer badge, as well as for other, traditional badges such as first aid and pioneering. The IT Activity badge is being staged by the British Computer Society (BCS) and has been designed to raise the profile and competency levels of IT among young people. It will have five levels, from beginners to advanced, and be open to scouts aged between six and 18 years old. Scouting is the largest co-educational youth movement in the country, with half-a-million members, making it an excellent way to improve young people's computer skills, says, David Clarke, BCS chief executive.


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