InvenTeams are encouraged to engage with their local community to gain support for their work. Part of that support comes from elected officials who recognize the team’s work through congratulatory certificates, recognition at their state house or even a declared "InvenTeam Day" in their town. These monthly updates highlight the impact gained from InvenTeams community outreach.
The Lemelson-MIT Program partnered with the Boy Scouts of American in 2010 to encourage Scouts to be inventive and solve real-world problems. The merit badge will provide Boy Scouts with an understanding of the impact and importance of inventive thinking and doing. Learn more about the requirements of earning the Inventing Merit Badge.