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Raspberry Pi

Our partnership with Raspberry Pi will help young people develop skills in problem solving, resilience and creativity, alongside key digital skills essential for today and tomorrow.

Raspberry Pi are passionate about inspiring and supporting your interest in digital making.

Sharing their skills and knowledge, Raspberry Pi will support you to develop your digital making skills. Making things with technology can help young people learn how to solve problems, build resilience, help their communities and express themselves.

Raspberry Pi has created a suite of resources to guide you through digital making.

Badge and resources

We have been working hard to make sure that the badge is relevant and accessible. The activities presented here are relevant to scouting, and we will continue to release new activities that support the badge over the coming months. We are working to make the Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge accessible by providing every scout leader with the confidence, support, and kit that enables you to offer the badge to your young people.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is committed to making the Digital Maker Staged Activity badge accessible, so you are able to complete the majority of our recommended resources using any desktop or laptop computer and without any specialist equipment (e.g. Raspberry Pi computers).
You are also able to complete our "unplugged" resources without using any technology at all.

Keen to get stuck in? Download the activity packs below:

Digital Maker Badge Stage 1 

Req 1 Computers In The Real World
PDF – 1.1MB
Req 2 Create A Campsite
PDF – 1.5MB
Req 3 Compass Coding (Using Laptops Or Tablets) (1)
PDF – 1.1MB
Req 3 Compass Coding (Tech Free)
PDF – 2.5MB

Digital Maker Badge Stage 2

Req 1,2 And 3 Micro Bit Treasure Hunt
PDF – 1.1MB
Req 1 Pixel Art
PDF – 711.7KB
Req 1 Pixel Art Bugs
PDF – 1.2MB
Req 2 Leaf Identifier
PDF – 1.8MB
Req 2 Microbit Make A Map
PDF – 1.6MB
Req 3 Micro Bit Campfire Music
PDF – 1.7MB
Req 3 Do It, Pass It
PDF – 1.8MB
Req 3 Scratch Team Chooser
PDF – 1.6MB

Digital Maker Badge Stage 3 

Req 1 Make A Website
PDF – 1.9MB
Req 1 And 3 Interactive Map
PDF – 1.5MB
Req 2 And 3 Micro Bit Step Tracker
PDF – 1.2MB
Req 4 Presentation Guide
PDF – 526.6KB
Req 3 Graphics For Games
PDF – 1.2MB
Req 4 Video Presentation
PDF – 1.4MB

Digital Maker Badge Stage 4

Component Sheet Stage 4
PDF – 114.9KB
Digital Maker Assessment Form Stage 4
PDF – 193.0KB
Guidance For Scouts Stage 4
PDF – 387.1KB
Project Rubric Sheet Stage 4
PDF – 133.0KB

Digital Maker Badge Stage 5

Component Sheet Stage 5
PDF – 117.0KB
Digital Maker Assessement Form Stage 5
PDF – 183.9KB
Guidance For Scouts Stage 5
PDF – 360.2KB
Project Rubric Sheet Stage 5
PDF – 136.2KB


Make Do Share

MDS Be A Secret Agent
PDF – 1.2MB
MDS Cipher Wheel
PDF – 44.6KB
MDS Gaming For Good
PDF – 2.8MB
MDS Reaction Time
PDF – 5.6MB


More activities and information packs

A lot of work has gone into designing activities that require very little equipment. All the current activities at stages 1 and 2 can be completed with a laptop without access to the internet, as well as some tech-free activities. When preparing to launch the new badge, we talked to lots of leaders about what kit they had available. They told us that while laptops should be fairly easy to borrow for sessions, internet access and WiFi was patchy or non-existent. We’ve created activities with this in mind.

A lot of our activities use Scratch,  a programming, or coding, tool designed for children. You can use it to create games, stories and animations and program with art, music and sound. If you don’t have access to the internet in your meeting place, you’ll need to do a small amount of preparation with the laptops you’ll be using. Full instructions are included in each activity, but you need to download Scratch from the Scratch download page.

You can read more about Scratch in this quick guide, but the best way to understand it is to try it!

How To Use Scratch Guide
PDF – 171.6KB

Stage 2 and 3 introduce the use of Micro:bit for several activities, you can read this short guide for help!

How To Use The Micro Bit Guide
PDF – 290.3KB

Here is a guide to help you to use a Raspberry Pi.

Setting Up A Raspberry Pi
PDF – 534.5KB

We have a lot more planned for our partnership with the Scout Association, including supporting leaders at events, finding more ways to help you all get access to exciting kit, and building confidence with specialist volunteers.

If there’s any questions in the meantime, please email scouts@raspberrypi.org


About Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world. Making things with technology can help young people learn how to solve problems, build resilience, help their communities and express themselves. The Raspberry Pi Foundation now runs the world’s largest network of volunteer-led computing clubs (Code Clubs and CoderDojos) and creates free educational resources that are used by millions of young people all over the world to learn how to create with digital technologies.