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#1 of 9 Old 05-09-2013, 12:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am sure many of you have heard of Maker Fair. Did you know they have started a virtual scout group? Some area have local meetings, but anyone can join! We are probably going to join, as it looks way cool!

http://makerscout.com/
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Wow, too cool! I would certainly be starting a troop if we lived somewhere with more people.

 

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Oh wow, that is seriously awesome! 


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Wow wow wow.  We just joined Girl Scouts, and my oldest especially is thrilled with the badges.  I thought, why isn't school more like scouting?  Well, here it is!

 

I kinda wonder if we go that route, would knowledge for knowledge...dges?  Anyway.... sake dirft away?  Or, would this be a wonderful way to augment natural curiosity and encourage experimenting with topics outside of their immediate interest?

 

(I also wonder if we can put those badges on the back of our Brownie vests??!!)


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My son is such the experimenter and rocker that we are joining, and plan to put badges on a cut-off denim jacket vest. I am smitten with this month's paper projects! It's just the perfect tinker curriculum!
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This looks awesome!  Thanks for passing the info on.  My kiddos are constantly making stuff.

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I saw this and thought it looked awesome.

 

Now I'm trying to figure out what the differences between makerscouts.org and makerscout.com are.  (besides the s and org vs com)

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It looks like the .org is the international organization.  But on that pdf they offer, they say they make their own badges?  I am a bit confused, too, as there is not mention of the international organization on the .com site.  Guess I'll have to leave an email to find out.


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I think they are two completely different organizations.  

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