SolidWorks to Provide Software for Boy Scouts

August 8, 2010 10 Comments »
SolidWorks to Provide Software for Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has brought the Inventing Merit Badge out of a long retirement and SolidWorks has agreed to provide a FREE copy of the SolidWorks Student Design Kit to any scout pursuing the Badge.

The “new” Badge is a result of a partnership between the BSA and the Lemelson-MIT program.  Scouts are required to interview inventors, research topics related to new product development, and create a working prototype of their own invention.

SolidWorks has setup a page that includes links to the Badge Requirements and a video tutorial to help students learn SolidWorks.  You can click on the image below to go to that page.  You can find more details on the SolidWorks Blog and in the Press Release issued last week.

As a parent with a Boy in Scouts, I applaud SolidWorks and the BSA for providing this opportunity for the Scouts.  I think providing 3D CAD software like SolidWorks will enhance the experience as each scout carries out their badge requirements.

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  • Chris Chastine

    while there is definitely a marketing advantage for DS in doing this it is also encouraging to hear them giving back to the community like they do.
    Nice post – thanks for sharing this.

  • Dtsowell

    Very cool!


  • John

    Hmm, I don't remember stuff like this during my scout days…oh, wait…..”PONG” was high tech back then….

    Cool stuff!!

  • Awesome invention…. Thanks for sharing this..

  • AurelWong

    Nice info. Thank you for sharing

  • Dean Anderson

    Very Cool. My soon is a scout and will love to her this.

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  • I wish that I could have earned that merit badge back when I was a boy scout.

    Chet Scott

  • Wow, very cool!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Mac

    Wow. I didn’t think of that before really. Thanks for your sharing and insights. Great work and helpful.