Information Technology Staged Activity Badge - ScoutHelp

IT or ICT

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IT - Information Technology

ICT - Information Communication Technology

There is no diffrence in what they mean, ICT is used more by professionals were as IT is used in schools and at home.

Stage 1

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Complete the following:

  1. Show that they can switch on and close down a computer safely.
  2. Show that they know what the following are:
    1. Monitor
    2. Mouse
    3. Printer
    4. CD-ROM
    5. Icon
  3. Use a piece of software of their choice to show that they can produce a poster to show others what they do in Scouting. It should include both text and graphics.
  4. Use a piece of painting software of their choice to produce a simple picture.
  5. Show they can use a piece of software that requires the use of a CD-ROM


Badge Recomended for Beavers and Cubs

ScoutHelp Badge Notes - ICT Stage 1

Stage 2

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Complete the following:

  1. Produce a list of rules for using the Internet safely.
  2. Show that they know what the following terms mean:
    1. Modem
    2. Browser
    3. Search Engine
    4. Digital Camera
    5. Clip Art
    6. Scanner
    7. Menu
  3. Show that they can save a file and open that file at a later date.
  4. Choose four additional activities out of the following:
    1. Access the Internet safely, to find out as much as they can about a topic of their choice.
    2. Use a digital camera to take some digital photographs and use a piece of software to enhance or alter the original photographs.
    3. Use a piece of software of their choice to produce a set of matching stationery for an event, e.g. birthday - place cards, invitations, posters etc.
    4. Use a piece of simulation software and explain what they learnt from it.
    5. Produce a series of newsletters for their Section over a three-month period.
    6. Produce a simple pictogram or graph of something of interest to them or their Section.


Badge Recomended for Beavers and Cubs

ScoutHelp Badge Notes - ICT Stage 2

Stage 3

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Complete the following:

  1. Show knowledge about the history of the Internet and how it works. Suggest how they think it may be used in the future.
  2. Describe the advantages of using IT compared to manual systems in two of the following:
    1. Letter writing
    2. Graphic art, design or drawing
    3. Accounts
    4. Library records
    5. Newspaper layout
    6. Passing messages
    7. News and weather
    8. Information
    9. Travel and holiday bookings.
  3. Using email, demonstrate that they can:
    1. Send an email
    2. Reply to a sender
    3. Reply to more than one sender
    4. Open an attachment
  4. Explain what a computer virus is, the possible effects and how they can be prevented.
  5. Choose three additional activities out of the following:
    1. Use a piece of presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint) to give a presentation to an audience.
    2. Devise a simple database that could be used by their Section for a particular purpose, e.g. camp records, general records.
    3. Produce a local map showing local facilities and places of interest.
    4. Produce a simple spreadsheet to record subscriptions and expenses.


Badge Recomended for Cubs and Scouts

ScoutHelp Badge Notes - ICT Stage 3

Stage 4

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Complete the following:

  1. Explain to the Assessor the laws which concern the copying of software, access to computer systems and storage of personal information.
  2. Create a simple website for their Section.
  3. Explain how an IT system is used by a major user, e.g. a supermarket chain or a bank.
  4. Show how that they have used IT in their daily life over a period of six months, e.g. email, weather forecasts etc.
  5. Explain the following terminology.
    1. Macros
    2. Web Publishing
    3. Video Conferencing
    4. Multi-tasking
    5. Drag and Drop
  6. Choose two additional activities out of the following:
    1. Evaluate a range of professional websites.
    2. Produce a range of information literature on an agreed theme, e.g. 'how to be more environmentally friendly' - leaflets, posters, fliers etc.
    3. Produce a complex database for a specific purpose.
    4. Take part in a video conference with a Scout from another part of the world.
    5. Demonstrate their ability to use a control programme, e.g. Lego Dacta, LOGO beyond a basic standard.


Badge Recomended for Scouts and Explorers

ScoutHelp Badge Notes - ICT Stage 4

Stage 5

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Complete the following:

  1. Design an integrated system using a number of pieces of software that, for example, a small company would need, such as a database, letters, invoices etc.
  2. Design a website that has a series of pages and which includes links to other sites of a similar nature.
  3. Reflect critically on the impact of IT on their own life and that of others - consider political, social, ethical, economic, moral and legal issues.
  4. Produce an 'Internet Guide' for children of a younger age.
  5. Produce a list of websites that would interest other Members of The Scout Association in the same Section as themselves.


Badge Recomended for Scouts and Explorers

ScoutHelp Badge Notes - ICT Stage 5