In Make Magazine today, Phillip Torrone asks: “While the Boy Scouts finally has a Robotics badge, how long will it take for the Girl Scouts to have one? What about a bio-hacking badge, a 3D printing badge, a laser cutter badge? These are all skills for the 21st century that millions of girls and boys should be learning.

He goes on to propose what a modern day make-culture-based set of badges might look like, and the value that the Girl Scout / Boy Scout model has (worth replicating) beyond just the obvious usage of badges as a system of skill acquisition checkpoints.