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STEM Summer Workshops

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The NCAC STEM Committee is delighted to partner with Building Momentum to offer two STEM-focused workshops this summer of 2024!

Scouts will have the opportunity to earn the Electronics, Model Design & Building, and Entrepreneurship Merit Badges as well as earn the NOVA STEM: Next Big Thing Award from BuildMo's BSA registered Merit Badge & NOVA Award Counselors.

Going beyond the awards

Scouts will learn technology and skills in addition to meeting the merit badge requirements. Technology will include Laser Cutting, 3D printing, soldering, and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

This is a youth education program focused on problem-solving designed to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics to cultivate critical thinking, creativity, and innovation among students. The program aims to foster a deeper understanding of complex real-world challenges and encourage students to develop effective solutions!


dates and times

July 8-12 9am-3pm

Aug 5-9 9am-3pm

both sessions will have identical programming! 

*an after-care option is available from 3pm-5pm on all days, a link to opt-in will be provided upon registration

age requirements

ages 11-17 or grades 6 & up 

Scouts BSA and friends are welcome!

You do not have to be a Scout to register for this STEM enrichment session!


if I am a Scout, which MBs/Novas will I be able to earn? 

Electronics, Entrepreneurship, Model Design & Building Merit Badges (all three!)

Next Big Thing NOVA Award (the entire award!)



$495/week before April 1 for the full week of STEM workshop 9am - 3pm

with optional $125/week fee for students who wish to stay for after-care from 3pm - 5pm

For those in after-care: Students will have access to computers, drones, laser cutters, and 3D printers to practice what they learned in the sessionsor try something new.  A way to have STEAM supervision outside of the classroom!


merit badge / Nova completions / follow-up

BuildMo instructors are Merit Badge Counselors with NCAC. Digital blue cards will be provided (they are linked to our registration system!) 

While scouts have the opportunity to complete the entirety of the awards in this workshop, those who do not may still earn a partial. You will receive notification within 2 weeks from the event to access your completion/partial letters!



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When & Where
Session Two
Building Momentum
Monday 08-05-2024 9:00 AM ET to
Friday 08-09-2024 3:00 PM ET
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Session One
Building Momentum
Monday 07-08-2024 9:00 AM ET to
Friday 07-12-2024 3:00 PM ET Past
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