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DRAFT - edit this page and add your own thoughts!

What are the principles of Makerscouts? What principles do we want kids to learn / practice / acquire? (Take a look at the Scout Method, 12 Core Values of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for inspiration.)

  1. Openness
  2. Collaboration
  3. Transparency
  4. Sharing
  5. Re-use
  6. Sustainability
  7. Tech is NOT magic ← YES - it is applied knowledge
  8. Science and rational thinking?
  9. Build Things, Build Yourself, Build community

Taken from the Spring City Launchpad website list of "Maker Mantras", which was inspired by a similar list used by Bucketworks:

  • Share Resources
  • Do It Yourself
  • Explore And Discover
  • Communicate Transparently
  • Listen And Learn
  • Improvise And Adapt
  • Reuse And Repurpose
  • Fortune Favors The Bold
  • Keep It Simple
  • End Up Done

What are the operating principles of the program itself?

  1. We will partner with other scout-like organizations or youth organizations (include, not exclude)
  2. We will work to include groups who are less comfortable participating in the existing social groups--inclusive organization
  3. Publish all content creative commons, encourage modification and replication

Need help?


The notebook section provides a way for you to store and share information with your group members. With the book feature you can:

  • Add book pages and organize them hierarchically into different books.
  • Attach files to pages to share them with others.
  • Track changes that others have made and revert changes as necessary.
  • Archive books that are no longer of interest to the group. Archived books can be reactivated later if needed.