Tomorrows Leaders must understand the logic and processes used to program computers and other "smart" devices. Even if someone is not planning to become a programmer, nearly all jobs require a digital and computer skills. Additionally, jobs in computer and data processing and security will be some of the fastest growing and workers in these fields will on average earn more than most other professions.
For over 100 years, BSA has been preparing youth for life and teaching skills to better their future. In order to help increase digital skills, BSA CAC has partnered with Code.org to host an Hour of Code Event.
During this event, youth learn the basics of computer programming, spend one hour advancing their programming skills and getting to meet role models and mentors from top tech companies from all over Austin. Cub Scouts who attend the event can earn the Cub Scouts Can Code NOVA Award.
The BSA CAC Hour of Code event is not just for younger youth. Scouts BSA, Explorer and Venturing members are moved to the advanced lessons and begin to work on app design and creation. Most young adults leave the event with a basic knowledge of app graphic design and can continue their learning at home.
Located at the ACCelerator Computer Lab at ACC Highland Campus
November 2020, Date TBA September 2020
Registration opens for 2020 Hour of Code on September 1, 8:00AM
The event is at the ACC Highland Campus Accelerator Lab at 6101 Highland Campus Dr.
Austin, TX 78752 To the right is a map of the building. Feel free to park in any Student Parking spot in the parking lot and enter through either the North or East Entrance. Go down the stairs and walk towards the West Entrance. The ACCelerator Lab will be the last large room on the right. We will have a greeter at the main entrance and a check-in desk in the lab.
9:30 AM – Check-In Opens
10:00 AM -- Classes Begin
10:40 AM -- Computer Coding Begins
11:55 AM -- Most youth will be finishing. Youth with orange wristbands can
pick up certificates and NOVA completion reports in Beginner Room.
12:30 PM -- Event Ends, Volunteer Lunch Begins
What to bring
You do not need to bring anything to this event. We will have everything you need onsite
What to wear
We would prefer for youth to come in Class A/Uniform but Class B/Scouting t-shirt is fine.
Classes and what youth will be learning
It is assumed that Cub Scouts will be in the Beginner Class and all Scouts BSA will be in the Intermediate/Advanced class.
All Scouts, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, STEM Scouts, Explorers, can register for this event.
The cost is $5 for all youth registrants. Parents and unit leaders do not need to register but are asked to plan to remain onsite for the Saturday event.
Cub Scouts who attend can earn Requirements 2-5 for the Cub Scouts Can Code NOVA Award.
Whether you are coming to the Saturday event or conducting a mid week event with your unit, click below to register.