The SCQ is pleased to announce the launching of the Order Of The Science Scouts Of Exemplary Repute And Above Average Physique - being an initiative aimed squarely at promoting informal networking amongst science communicators, and the sharing of merit badges.
"For the propogation of an ideal where science communicators can meet firstly, for drinks; secondly, for communicating; and ultimately, for networking."
Anyway, this is something that's been in the works for the last few months here in Vancouver, but what the hell - let's open it up to everybody and anybody who feels that they are doing their part to "talk science" in the public sphere and consequently deserve merit badges for their fine work.
Here's my favourite badge so far:
This is the "I'm pretty confident around an open flame" badge (whereby recipients have demonstrated proficiency around open flames in laboratory settings). I'm definitely deserving of that.
Anyway, do check it out. Use the badges, and join if the whimsy strikes you.
(note that credit for the use of the term "Science Scouts" falls squarely on the shoulders of Jeffrey Helm, whether he admits to it or not).
no no no
Jeffrey Helm. i'm not related to any Helms...
did i really come up with that name??
My bad. Just changed it.
There should be a "I almost hit my friend in the face with a model rocket" badge.
please send me samples of your childern books to my mail if posiblfor you.: