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Cyber Chip


NOTE: The BSA Cyber Chip blue card and green card are available from BSA Scout Shops and Trading posts.

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 1-3

  1. Read, commit to, and sign the Level I Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip blue card)
  2. Watch the video "Bad Netiquette Stinks." (NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  3. Play the Router's Birthday Surprise Interactive Adventure, and print the completion certificate to give to your den leader. (NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  4. Show and tell your family, den leader, den, or pack what you have learned.

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 4-5

  1. Read, commit to, and sign the Level I Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip blue card)
  2. Watch the video "The Password Rap" and another video of your choosing. (NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  3. As an individual or with your den, use the Teachable Recipes to demonstrate Internet safety rules to your den leader, den, or pack. (NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  4. Discuss with your unit leader the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices, such as phones and games, at your meetings and other Scouting events.

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 6-8

  1. Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge from NetSmartz. (BSA Cyber Chip green card)
  2. Write and sign a personalized contract with your parent or guardian that outlines rules for using the computer and mobile devices, including what you can download, what you can post, and consequences for inappropriate use.
  3. Watch the video "Tracking Teresa," along with two additional videos of your choosing, to see how friends can help each other to stay safe online. (NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  4. As an individual or with your patrol, use the EDGE method and mini lessons to teach Internet safety rules, behavior, and "netiquette" to your troop or another patrol. You are encouraged to use any additional material and information you have researched. Each member of the patrol must have a role and present part of the lesson. (NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  5. Discuss with your unit leader the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices, such as phones and games, at your meetings and other Scouting events.

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 9-12

  1. Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip green card)
  2. Write and sign a personalized contract with your parent or guardian that outlines rules for using the computer and mobile devices, including what you can download, what you can post, and consequences for inappropriate use.
  3. Discuss with your parents the benefits and potential dangers teenagers might experience when using social media. Give examples of each.
  4. Watch three "Real-Life Story" videos to learn the impact on teens. (NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  5. As an individual or patrol, use the EDGE method and the Teen Volunteer Kit to teach Internet safety rules, behavior, and "netiquette" to your troop or another patrol. You are encouraged to use any additional material and information you have researched. Each member of the patrol must have a role and present part of the lesson. (NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  6. Discuss with your unit leader the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices such as phones and games at your meetings and other Scouting events.

NOTE: Requirement 3 for Grades 9-12 was revised after publication of the 2014 Boy Scout Requirements booklet. The revised wording is shown above. The original wording of that requirement was: "With your parent's permission, "like" the Boy Scouts of America page on Facebook."


Note: All Cyber Chips will expire annually. Each Scout will need to "recharge" the chip by going back to the NetSmartz Recharge area. This space will hold new information, news, and a place for the Scout to recommit to net safety and netiquette. Then, with the unit leader, the Scout can add the new date to the Cyber Chip card or certificate.

Level I Internet Safety Pledge (for Cub Scouts)

  1. I will tell my trusted adult if anything makes me feel sad, scared, confused, or uncomfortable.
  2. I will ask my trusted adult before posting photos or sharing information like my name, address, current locations, or phone number.
  3. I won't meet face-to-face with anyone I meet in the digital world.
  4. I will respect the online property of others.
  5. II will always use good "netiquette" and not be rude or mean online.

Level II Internet Safety Pledge (for Boy Scouts

  1. I will think before I post
  2. I will respect other people online
  3. I will respect digital media ownership
  4. I won't meet face-to-face with anyone I meet in the digital world unless I have my parent's permission
  5. I will protect myself online.
Worksheets for use in working on these requirements: Program Level Format
Cub Scouts Word Format PDF Format
Boy Scouts Word Format PDF Format

Blanks in this worksheets table appear when we do not have a worksheet for the badge that includes these requirements.


Page updated on: June 12, 2014



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