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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  1. Chris Chastine August 9, 2010 at 11:26 am -

    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.

  2. Dtsowell August 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm -

    Very cool!


  3. John August 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm -

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

    Cool stuff!!

  4. Web Redesign August 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm -

    Awesome invention…. Thanks for sharing this..

  5. AurelWong August 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm -

    Nice info. Thank you for sharing

  6. Dean Anderson September 16, 2010 at 8:09 pm -

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

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  8. Leaptocheap October 23, 2010 at 10:07 pm -

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

    Chet Scott

  9. acompanhantes sp December 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm -

    Wow, very cool!
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Mac December 10, 2010 at 9:37 am -

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

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