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The Boy Scouts of America do good, we all know that. And now they do invention.

According to Fast Company, the 100-year-old organization has teamed up with MIT’s Lemelson program, founded by the father of modern invention in America, Jerome H. Lemelson, to provide a new merit badge: that of invention.

Aside from defining what patent infringement and intellectual property is, there’s the practical aspect to the test, where scouts are expected to build a clay model and then a working prototype of their invention.

Photo by BSOA.

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Originally posted by Rich Whittle on July 8, 2010 in Featured / Inventions.

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