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Published on January 22nd, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

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A New Option for Active Kids: the Hacker Scouts [Infographic]

Yes, I was a Boy Scout for a number of years during my childhood – got some of my love of the outdoors and the environment from them. The uniforms and such were a bit much, though (and, yes, lots of homophobia). So, I think I would’ve preferred the Hacker Scouts, a new concept that has all of the cool stuff from scouting without the neckerchiefs! It’s even coed…

Got an active, imaginative kid at home that could use a positive creative outlet? While Hacker Scouting appears limited to its birthplace in Oakland, California currently, looks like there’s potential for it to grow, according to NPR. We’re down with any organization that awards merit badges for dumpster diving and upcycling! Take a look at the infographic below to get more information, and let us know if you’d like to start something similar for your own child/children. Click on the image for a larger version.

hacker scouts infographic

Infographic source: Backgroundcheck.org



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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor of sustainablog. You can keep up with all of his writing at Facebook, and at



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