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Activity pack: Microsoft Staged IT Badge

Microsoft is now supporting the IT Badge and will look to work with The Scout Association over the coming years to refresh the badge to reflect modern technology and its use. While this refresh is in planning we have provided some resources that can help support the current badge structure.

IT Badge Stage 1

A new version of the worksheet to be labelled - Badge Level 1 Worksheet

Worksheet answers

IT Badge Stage 2

Please refer to the internet safety section below for standard lists of safety tips dependent upon age.

Supporting glossary for description of terms in worksheet from Badge Stage 1

IT Badge Stage 3

Suggested benefits for IT systems rather than manual in different activities

IT Badge Stage 4

How to run a video conference using Windows Live Messenger

IT Badge Stage 5

Use the Digital Literarcy Curriculum that provides entry level IT Skills. This can be used by Scouts to educate a friend/neighbour/family member. Find out more about the tool and start using it at  www.microsoft.com/uk/dlc

Internet Safety

As a responsible business, Microsoft works hard to educate both young people and adults so that they can enjoy a safer online experience. Here you can find useful tips to educate on internet safety:

Tips for Beavers

Tips for Cubs

Tips for Scouts

Tips for Explorers

Information for Parents - Please visit www.microsoft.com/uk/parents for useful resources.


Digital Skills

Technology forms a huge part of daily life.  If you or people you are working with are not confident in using a computer, there is the opportunity to take an entry level IT qualification known as the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum.  This is accredited by City and Guilds as well as OCR and can provide a good first step for building IT literacy and is free to undertake online.  For more information click here 

Other useful Tools

Microsoft Office Training for 2003 and 2007 editions as well as useful resources

Microsoft Songsmith - Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you. Then share your songs with your friends and family, post your songs online, or create your own music videos.  Download a free trial from here

Microsoft Autocollage - Photo collages provide a great way to share photos of an event or an activity.  Using this simple software simple select a folder that contains your photos, hit a button and  AutoCollage presents you with a unique memento to print or email.  Download a free trial from here

Microsoft Photosynth - Photosynth creates an amazing new experience with nothing more than a bunch of photos. Creating a synth allows you to generate 3D images of places you have been or things you have seen using your own collection of photos.  The software stitches together your photos to build a complete picture.  Find out more here


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