Recharge - Every Year
First Year Scouts - Grade 5
Scouts - Grades 6-8
Scouts - Grades 9-12
The Scouting level of the Cyber Chip is composed of two grades levels: 6th-8th and 9th-12th. The Cub Scout level of the Cyber Chip is composed of two grade levels: 1st-3rd and 4th-5th. A scout can earn the Cyber Chip at any time in the year. The scout does NOT have to wait to the next grade to earn it, as they will earn the Cyber Chip for their current grade.
The Cyber Chip is required for the Scout and Star rank. It’s also required for the Digital Technology and Programming Merit Badge.
RECHARGE – EXPIRES EVERY YEAR
The Cyber Chip needs to be RECHARGED every year after the scout has earned the Cyber Chip. It’s a simple video they can watch, and all the scout needs to do is talk to the Cyber Chip instructor (ask the advancement chairman if you do not know) before a meeting to schedule a time to do it. If the scout earned their Cyber Chip in the 6th grade, that scout would need to complete the Recharge requirement during the scout’s 7th and 8th-grade year. Once that scout hits 9th grade, the scout would need to complete the Cyber Chip for the 9th-grade level.
FIRST YEARS – GRADE 5
If a scout earns the Cyber Chip as a Webelos in the 5th grade, and it’s still valid, they can then get signed off the requirement for the scout rank #6 if that scout has also completed the “How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide” with their parent or guardian. If the scout earns their Cyber Chip as a Webelos in the 5th grade, but it's expired, then they are unable to be signed off on the requirement for the Scout Rank #6. What the scout needs to do is see the Cyber Chip instructor, and they can "recharge" the Cyber Chip.
SCOUTS – GRADE 6-8
If the scout already has the Cyber Chip from the 4th-5th-grade level, or does not already has the Cyber Chip, the scout would need to complete the 6th – 8th-grade requirements. After successful completion, the scout would then need to recharge (renew) the Cyber Chip every year after earning the Cyber Chip.
SCOUTS – GRADE 9-12
If the scout already has the Cyber chip from the 6th-8th-grad level, or does not already has the Cyber Chip, the scout would need to complete the 9th – 12th-grade requirements. After successful completion, the scout would then need to recharge (renew) the Cyber Chip every year after earning the Cyber Chip.