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MITRE Scout Engineering Day 2018

Event Details

Attention: MITRE Scout Engineering Day registration will open on March 1, 2018 at 7PM. Go to this website to register:


Event Overview

Scout Engineering Day (SED) is an annual event that encourages Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts to participate in hands-on STEM activities. Boy Scouts may meet requirements towards particular merit badges.

Scout Engineering Day starts at 8:00 AM, April 14, 2018, at MITRE in McLean, VA and ends at 5:00 PM.  Who may attend? This event is open to all youth who are at least 11 years of age. Because MITRE is a secure facility and has to comply with the regulations under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), adult visitors to MITRE facilities will need to provide government-issued proof of identification to enter. 

Registration will open on March 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM. 

There will be three types of classes, AM, PM, and All Day. You can sign up for an AM and/or PM class, or an All Day class. Everyone should consult the prerequisites (available on )

All Day Classes

  • Aviation
  • Electronics
  • Game Design
  • Game Design (computer option)
  • Medicine
  • Programming (Sensor Network)
  • Programming (Web Development)
  • Robotics
  • Space Exploration

Half Day Classes

  • Animation
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Composite Materials (AM only)
  • Dentistry
  • Drafting
  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Model Design & Building
  • Nuclear Science 
  • Oceanography
  • Sustainability
  • Weather

Event Requirements and Details
Uniforms: Girl Scouts must wear their sash/vest and/or pin.  Boy Scouts must wear Class A uniform. Venturer Scouts must wear uniform as well. All Scouts must bring outerwear (jackets) for walking between buildings.

Food : Water, lunch and snacks will be provided. Please do not bring any beverages to the event except water. 

Food allergies: Scouts with food allergies must bring their own snacks and lunch. 

Parents and guardians: Once Scouts are checked-in, Parents and Guardians cannot remain on campus. However, if you'd like to volunteer, please email

Location: The MITRE Corporation | 7515 Colshire Dr | McLean, VA 22102

Registration Fee: $40 per scout. This fee is regardless of whether the scout elects for one full-day class or up to two half-day classes. 

Additional information for Boy Scouts: If you are taking this class to begin working on a merit badge, you must get scoutmaster approval and bring your Blue Card.


Scholarship Information: A scholarship is available for deserving scouts who require financial assistance to attend. Please email for the form to apply.

When & Where
Scout Engineering Day
MITRE Corporation
Saturday 04-14-2018 8:00 AM ET to 5:00 PM ET Past
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