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Virtual Workshops

The Microsoft Store is currently offering virtual workshops for Scouts through June. See below for details, dates, and registration links:

Scouts – Virtual Workshop for Students – Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade, ages 8+ (Day 1 & Day 2)

In this virtual two day workshop series, students eight and older use block-based coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students learn fundamental game and coding concepts like sprites, variables, and coordinates, and use their new skills to create and customize a playable game. This program fulfills all the requirements for the Webelos Game Design Adventure. Scouts must have completed the Cyber Chip in order to participate. Registrations are limited.

By the end of the two day workshop, students will have:

  • Learned and used key game design and coding concepts
  • Coded a playable game
  • Published their game via a URL so they can continue to play and develop it after the workshop

Dates & Registration Links:

Wednesday & Thursday, May 27-28 from 3p-4p:

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Tuesday & Wednesday, June 2-3 from 10a-11a:

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Thursday & Friday, June 4-5 from 12p-1p:

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Scouts – Virtual Workshop for Students – Start Your Own Business, ages 8+ (Day 1 & Day 2)

In this virtual two day workshop series, students eight and older learn how to turn their passions into an entrepreneurial business idea. Students get guidance on how to create a business plan and a polished pitch ready to share with others. Scouts must have their Cyber Chip in order to participate.

By the end of the two day workshop, students will have:

  • Learned what makes a great product or service idea
  • Completed a simple business plan
  • Learned key presentation skills to be able to pitch their business idea

Dates & Registration Links:

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 16-17 from 11a-12p

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Virtual Workshop for Students – The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s “Hall of Fossils” Tour

Travel millions of years to the past without leaving your home.In this workshop, students ages 8+ are transported to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History right from their web browser using 360-degree interactive imagery.Scouts must have completed their Cyber Chip in order to participate.

By the end of the workshop students will have:

  • Explored the Smithsonian’s famous “Hall of Fossils” in 360-degrees virtually
  • Learned about natural history in the Jurassic age
  • Completed a fun virtual discovery hunt throughout the museum

Dates & Registration Links:

Wednesday, June 24 at 1p

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Join Microsoft for exclusive Scout fun at Microsoft’s new retail store and community theater on the second floor of the St. Louis Galleria in Brentwood, Mo.

Click on the badge links below to see the workshops available and to register. Each workshop is limited to 10-20 Scouts.

Scouts BSA Workshops

Scouts should bring a merit badge card with them. Sessions are on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.  Click the badges below to pick a session and get registered.

Scouts BSA Merit Badge Workshops
Game Design Digital Technology Moviemaking Salesmanship

Cub Scout Workshops

At the end of the session, the Scouts will get a certificate of completion and a Microsoft Store patch. During their two hours they will also have a short period of free time so they can have hands-on experience with the newest technology that they will see in the store. Click the adventures below to choose a session and get registered.

Cub Scout Adventure Workshops
Webelos Game Design Tigers Tiger-iffic

All registration for the workshops is done online, no walk-ins are allowed. Scouts should wear their uniform.  There is a $5 fee for Adventure Belt Loop workshops per each Scout and a $10 fee per Scout for the Merit Badge workshops. Fees can be paid by check or credit card.

All proceeds benefit the STEM programs of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA. Microsoft has been generous to provide staff, materials, time, and program content to host these quality sessions for our local Scouts.