App Design

Grades 6 – 12

Science, Technology, STEM
Digital Technology

Learn what it takes to create an app for smartphones and other devices.

About the Course:
Design a new app for your smart device. Learn coding skills using an MIT app inventor and presentation skills to market your new app.

Expected Outcomes:
Participants will:

  • Learn to use basic coding to design an app and utilize entrepreneurial practices to simulate marketing this app commercially. 

Additional Information:
BSA Requirements:
Scouts will complete the following requirements for Digital Technology Merit

This course is open to all youth in grades 6 – 12. We look forward to learning with all genders whether you are currently a Scout or not!

Subject Matter:
Science, Technology, STEM

Targeted Age Group(s):
Middle School (Grade 6 – 8)
High School (Grade 9 – 12)

Class Size:
23 Students

Date / Time Offered:
August 2 – 6, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 pm


About the Cradle of Liberty Council BSA:
Teaching leadership & values while providing recreational activities for children of all ages, the Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of serves more than 16,500 young people in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware counties. We are among the largest youth serving organizations in the state of Pennsylvania led by over 5000 volunteers. Hundreds of community organizations, representing educational, religious, non-profit, civic, and business organizations join in partnership with Cradle of Liberty Council by chartering over 500 Scouting units (packs, troops, teams, crews, posts and groups).

If you are new to Scouting, let us introduce you and your children to a world where they will build lifetime friendships, while learning leadership skills, active citizenship, personal fitness, and practical knowledge through their participation in a diverse array of activities including camping excursions, summer programs for teens and much, much more. You can learn more at or find a Scouting close to home at

About the Instructors: Jennifer Fountain and Sam Hotchkiss
Our instructors are subject-matter experts either through their profession or hobby-related experiences, and are trained in the BSA Youth Protection training that includes safety measures online.

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