Boy Scouts Partner With Edison Nation to Host Innovation Challenge

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Hey, kids, do you have an idea for a product or an invention that could help people in their daily lives? Then you should check out the Innovation Challenge, a new contest from the Boy Scouts and Edison Nation, the innovation Web site that was developed from PBS’s Emmy-award winning show, Everyday Edisons.

The contest is open to any kid — boy or girl — between the ages of 7 and 21 and the sky’s the limit as far as ideas, as long as your invention is submitted before May 7. After that date, entries are closed. There is a $25 fee per entry ($10 for active Scouts), which goes to defray the cost of IP and product development experts reviewing contest submissions.

If you’re a Boy Scout, participating in the Invention Challenge will take care of a lot of the requirements for the Inventing Merit Badge. For more information, check out the video, above, the contest’s Web page, or read the FAQ.

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