So a lot of thought has been put into Maker Scouts so far but it is time for action. There are two tasks that need to get done for Maker Scouts to move onto the next level. First we need to define leadership roles. I want to explain this a bit. Maker Scouts will be maintained as a transparent and open organization. This site will be maintained and discussions will continue to occur here. Everyone's participation is appreciated and encouraged. However, we need some people to step up and take responsibility so that we can get tasks done. These might be things like drafting a Maker Scout Handbook, making marketing materials, curating curriculum, or writing a newsletter. It also means that you will need to be involved in regular planning sessions via google hangout or something similar (think every other week). If you are interested in being one of these people leave a comment and we will begin organizing the team.
The second task is starting our test tribes. If you have a kid and want to organize one let us know. We are also working on some marketing materials so that it will be easier to talk to interested parents and child based organizations like BBBS and schools. This is going to require some early footwork to get a small group started. Once it is running there will be weekly Maker Scout meetings and the planning required for each week's meeting. If you are someone who wants to do this please leave a comment and let us know.
I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm so far and I hope that we can move Maker Scouts forward.