What is the Cyber Chip?
The Cyber Chip is a BSA award initiated to help educate youth about today’s increasingly technology prevalent world, and most importantly how to stay safe within it. The Cyber Chip is required for the Star Scout rank and the Programming Merit Badge.
The Cyber chip must be recharged if after 1 year after obtention for it to count for any requirements. (if before one year, a recharge is not necessary)
You can find more about the Cyber Chip on the BSA website. Concise instructions on how to earn the cyber chip, simplified from the BSA website are in the following section.
Earning the cyber chip
In order to earn the cyber chip, you must complete a section on the netSmartz website. Press the link corresponding to the grade you are in:
When you are done, email or see a unit leader to get it signed.
Recharging the cyber chip
The Cyber Chip must be recharged if after 1 year after obtention for it to count for any requirements (if before one year, a recharge is not necessary). To recharge, press the link corresponding to your grade: Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 or Other Grades. Once you have watched the video or read the article, you have recharged your chip. Get a unit leader to enter the date of rechargation on the cyber chip card.