Download the booklet from TroopLeaderHub
Print out the booklet. Cut the pages along the dotted line the in center of the page. Staple on the left side.
Meet with your troop and go through the booklet to meet the minimum requirements of the badge!
Suggestions for Using this Booklet
For this meeting we set up the booklet so that you do not need a computer. However, if you're able, we've added additional online resources to supplement the booklet.
One of the best coding resources for kids is Code.org. We recommend introducing the kids to this site as the fun and engaging lessons will get them hooked on coding!
Pages 1-2: Algorithms
If you want to supplement this with hands on activities, have the girls go to code.org and play lessons 1, 2, and 3. These will get the girls familiar with coding with scratch and understanding algorithms.
Page 3-4: Simplify Algorithms with Loops
Visit Code.org, complete the first Loops lesson to better understand how loops can simplify your algorithms.
Pages 5-6: Conditionals
This video explains about IF / ELSE statements in greater details with an example.
If the girls need help coming up with ideas for games here are a few good ones:
- Go Fish (card game)
- Slap Jack (card game)
- War (card game)
- Uno (condition is a Draw 4 card)
- Red Rover
If you want to supplement some information about our Famous Female Computer Scientists, here are some videos about the 4 women we mention in the book. Either watch beforehand to add additional facts about these great women, or play one/some of them for the troop.