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Cyber Chip


Requirements were REVISED effective January 1, 2020

To see the changes that were made, Click here.


NOTE: The BSA Cyber Chip blue card and green card are available from BSA Scout Shops and Trading posts.


Cub Scouts:

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 1-3

  1. Read, commit to, and sign the Level I Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip blue card - can be ordered at https://www.scoutshop.org.)
  2. Watch the video "Bad Netiquette Stinks." (www.NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  3. Watch the Video "Router's Birthday Surprise Interactive Adventure. (www.NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  4. Show and tell your family, den leader, den, or pack what you have learned.

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 4-5

  1. Read, commit to, and sign the Level I Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip blue card - can be ordered at https://www.scoutshop.org.)
  2. Watch the video "The Password Rap" and another video of your choosing. (www.NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  3. As an individual or with your den, use the Teachable Recipes to demonstrate Internet safety rules to your den leader, den, or pack. (www.NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  4. Discuss with your unit leader the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices, such as phones and games, at your meetings and other Scouting events.

Note: For Cub Scout ranks; Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light the Cyber Chip requirement may be replaced with earning the Protect Yourself Rules Adventure. Lions do not have a Cyber Chip requirement for rank. If Cub Scouts use the Protect Yourself Rules Adventure in place of the Cyber Chip requirement, the adventure can not be used as an elective for rank. There are different requirements for the Protect Yourself Rules Adventure for each Cub Scout Rank. For links to the requirements, Click here.


Scouts BSA:

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 6-8

  1. Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge on the BSA Cyber Chip card. (BSA Cyber Chip green card; can be ordered at www.scoutshop.org.)
  2. Write and sign a personalized contract with your parent or guardian that outlines rules for using the computer and mobile devices, including what you can download, what you can post, and consequences for inappropriate use.
  3. Watch the video "Friend or Fake?" (www.nsteens.org/Videos/FriendOrFake), along with two additional videos of your choosing (www.nsteens.org/Videos/) {from the list below}, to see how friends can help each other to stay safe online. (www.NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  4. As an individual or with your patrol, use the EDGE method to teach Internet safety rules, behavior, and "netiquette" to your troop or another patrol. You are encouraged to use any additional material and information you have researched. Each member of the patrol must have a role and present part of the lesson.(www.NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  5. Discuss with your unit leader the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices, such as phones and games, at your meetings and other Scouting events.

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 9-12

  1. Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledgeon the BSA Cyber Chip card. (BSA Cyber Chip green card; can be ordered at www.scoutshop.org.)
  2. Write and sign a personalized contract with your parent or guardian that outlines rules for using the computer and mobile devices, including what you can download, what you can post, and consequences for inappropriate use.
  3. Discuss with your parents the benefits and potential dangers teenagers might experience when using social media. Give examples of each.
  4. Watch three {of the following} "Real-Life Story" videos (www.nsteens.org/videos.aspx?Brand=Real-Life-Stories) to learn the impact on teens..(www.NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  5. As an individual or patrol, use the EDGE method and the Student Project Kit (www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/studentprojectkit/Student_Project_Kit_V1.5.pdf) to teach Internet safety rules, behavior, and "netiquette" to your troop or another patrol. You are encouraged to use any additional material and information you have researched. Each member of the patrol must have a role and present part of the lesson. .(www.NetSmartz.org/scouting)
  6. Discuss with your unit leader the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices such as phones and games at your meetings and other Scouting events.

Note: The text in bold maroon font enclosed by brackets {} and the lists referenced by that text are taken from the BSA website, which contains slightly different requirements than the Requirements booklet.


Note: All Cyber Chips will expire annually. Each Scout will need to go to Netsmartz (www.netsmartz.org) and complete two new resources to recommit to net safety and netiquette. Then, with the unit leader, the Scout can add the new date to the Cyber Chip card or certificate.

Level I Internet Safety Pledge (for Cub Scouts)

  1. I will tell my trusted adult if anything makes me feel sad, scared, confused, or uncomfortable.
  2. I will ask my trusted adult before posting photos or sharing information like my name, address, current locations, or phone number.
  3. I won't meet face-to-face with anyone I meet in the digital world.
  4. I will respect the online property of others.
  5. II will always use good "netiquette" and not be rude or mean online.

Level II Internet Safety Pledge (for Boy Scouts BSA)

  1. I will think before I post
  2. I will respect other people online
  3. I will respect digital media ownership
  4. I won't meet face-to-face with anyone I meet in the digital world unless I have my parent's permission
  5. I will protect myself online.
Worksheets for use in working on these requirements: Program Level Format
Cub Scouts Word Format PDF Format
Scouts BSA Word Format PDF Format

Blanks in this worksheets table appear when we do not have a worksheet for the badge that includes these requirements.


Page updated on: January 29, 2020



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