Cyber Chip (Grades 1-5)

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This article is about the Cyber Chip for Grades 1-5 (Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts).
For the award for Grades 6-12 (Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts), see Cyber Chip (Grades 6-12).
For general information about Cyber Chip, see Cyber Chip.
A FREE workbook for the Cyber Chip for Grades 1-5 is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF


Cyber Chip


Created:2012
Level:Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts

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The Cyber Chip is for all Scouts and helps them learn about internet safety.


All Cyber Chips will expire annually. Each Scout will need to “recharge” the chip by going back to the Netsmartz Recharge area. This space will hold new information, news, and a place for the Scout 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 Cyber Chip patch
Level I Cyber Chip patch


Cyber Chip (Grades 1-5) requirements


Grades 1-3

  1. Read, commit to, and sign the Level I Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip blue card)
  2. Watch the video “Bad Netiquette Stinks.” (http://www.netsmartz.org/scouting)
  3. Play the Router’s Birthday Surprise Interactive Adventure, and print the completion certificate to give to your den leader. (http://www.netsmartz.org/scouting)
  4. Show and tell your family, den leader, den, or pack what you have learned.

Grades 4-5

  1. Read, commit to, and sign the Level I Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip blue card)
  2. Watch the video “The Password Rap” and another video of your choosing. (http://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. (http://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.



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Cyber Chip and the Scout Rank

The new Scout rank, effective Jan. 1, 2016, includes a requirement intended to protect youth in our ever-changing cyber-community. That new requirement (#6) calls for Scouts to “earn the Cyber Chip Award for your grade." There are four age-appropriate Cyber Chip Awards, with content based on a Scout's grade in school.

A transitioning Webelos Scout who holds an unexpired Cyber Chip card for his current school grade has fulfilled this portion of the Scout rank requirement as part of the Webelos “Scouting Adventure.”

  • If his Cyber Chip card is currently valid, he should simply demonstrate his knowledge to his Scoutmaster or other designated leader after joining the troop. This is not a retest. If, however, the Scout has not grasped these concepts, they may be reviewed (based on Cyber Chip requirements for the Scout's current grade) to ensure understanding.
  • All Cyber Chip Awards expire annually, so if a new Scout’s Cyber Chip card for his current grade has lapsed, he simply needs to “recharge” the chip by going back to the Netsmartz Recharge area.

For a youth joining Boy Scouts who was not a Cub Scout, the Cyber Chip award to be earned depends on his school grade while working on the Scout rank. If he has already completed the 5th grade, he would complete Cyber Chip requirements for grades 6-8, as would a Boy Scout joining in the 6th through 8th grade. If a youth joins Boy Scouts in the 9th through 12th grade, he would complete Cyber Chip requirements for grades 9-12.

Advancement News (March-April 2016) pg. 4

Related achievements, electives, or other awards

Emergency Preparedness Award - Tiger Cub Requirements
  • Requirement 3 - Participating in the Netsmartz program can satisfy the requirement to join an Internet Safety program.

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