stories by Manhattan-based radio reporter Jon Kalish

Hacker Scouts

Listen to a report on NPR’s Weekend Edition about the emergence of groups around the country offering a co-ed DIY alternative to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. We attend a gathering of the Hacker Scouts in Oakland, California and visit the headquarters of diy.org which kids use to show off their projects. We also meet 11 year-old Grace McFadden who made a pair of felt slippers using a juice carton for soles and drop by Adafruit Industries, which makes merit badges for dumpster diving.