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Resistance is futile, during National Robotics Week

Robots are taking over the world!

OK, I’m overreacting, a little, but I can’t help it. This week has me thinking about robotics and the many ways in which machines make our lives better.

So get with the programming and involve your pack, troop, team, or crew in National Robotics Week activities.

Combine the annual event with the new Robotics merit badge, and you’ve got the perfect excuse to tell your Scouts about this field that goes hand in hand with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

How do you flip the “on” switch this week for your Scouts? Begin by finding an event near you. Here’s how:

Click here for the National Robotics Week event page. There are 144 events nationwide, including at least one in all 50 states.

Troops in Oregon, for example, can visit the FIRST LEGO League Expo. Scouts near Florida International University can explore a robotics discovery lab. And Chicago units can check out the Greater Chicago Botball Tournament, which is free and open to the public.

Check out the link above to find your local event — a free way to spark an interest in this burgeoning field.

What do you think?

How will you use National Robotics Week to bring robotics or Robotics merit badge to your Scouts? Leave your thought below.

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