July 13, 2020 update: This post has been updated for 2020
Pay attention, because there’ll be a test later.
Current and former Scouting families can score SAT or ACT test-prep programs, worth between $350 and $1,500, for a one-time charge of $20 to $50.
That means the study materials, instructor-led videos and multimedia lessons can be yours for about half what it costs to take the actual tests themselves. The company eKnowledge has been offering its SAT/ACT Donation Project to Scouts and Venturers since 2010 and does not make a profit off the sale.
- Standard ($20): 50 hours of video instruction, 360 multimedia lessons, 29 automatically graded quizzes, 500 real questions and more ($350 value)
- Premium ($40): 100 hours of video instruction, 650 multimedia lessons, 50 automatically graded quizzes, 1,000 real questions and more ($750 value)
- Super Course ($50): Live teacher chat, 100 hours of video instruction, 650 multimedia lessons, 50 automatically graded quizzes, 1,000 real questions and more ($1,500 value)
Learn more on the eKnowledge site.
What you need to know
The software works for the SAT or ACT — you’ll need to choose. If you have a student who’s taking both tests, you can grab both programs for a discount.
Mac, PC, phone or tablet? Doesn’t matter, because the programs work on any device.
The feedback so far
In the years since it began, eKnowledge, which says its mission is helping Scouts and Venturers to Be Prepared for these important standardized tests, has sent this course to more than 10,000 Scout families for a total donation from eKnowledge of more than $3.5 million.
And it has received hundreds of thank-you notes from Scouting families, with comments such as:
Thanks for this opportunity to help kids improve their scores without spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars. This is a real benefit to the youth. God Bless.
Or this one:
Excellent! My son is an Eagle Scout and wants to go to the Air Force Academy. With your financial help and programs hopefully, he will accomplish these lofty goals! I greatly appreciate it!”
How to order
Request the almost-free programs online at eknowledge.com/BSA
If the question is “How can we increase our student’s score without spending hundreds of dollars?” you can consider this offer the right answer.