The Cyber Chip is the Boy Scouts of America’s online internet safety program. Just like the Whittling Chip teaches the boys how to safely use a pocketknife, the Cyber Chip teaches them how to safely use the internet.
The BSA feels so strongly about internet safety that the Cub Scouts must complete the Cyber Chip in order to earn their rank badge. Bobcat is the only rank that doesn’t require it.
The Cyber Chip requirements vary by grade. The first through third graders have one set of requirements that differs from the fourth and fifth grade set. One of the key differences is that the older boys must discuss acceptable usage of electronics at Scouting events. [Read more…]