National Capital Area Council - STEM Nova Day

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STEM Nova Day

Event Details

Attention: Registration is on this page (there are 2 separate buttons on the right column - one for Cub Scouts and one for Boy Scouts). Girl Scouts, siblings are welcome to attend this STEM event and should register as with the age appropriate section (2nd - 5th graders with Cub Scouts and 6th - 12th graders with Boy Scouts).  


Event Overview

The National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting an all-day STEM event on February 11, 2017 at the Microsoft offices in Chevy Chase, MD. The event will consist of hands-on classes for youth to earn STEM Nova Awards as well as STEM Merit Badges or STEM Adventures.

Each participant of this STEM event may select two classes during registration (one for AM and one for PM). Alternatively, you may choose to only attend one class for a half-day program.

Who may attend? 

Classes will be open to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and siblings.  

Cub Scouts: may select from the following Nova modules or their rank specific Adventure. 

Nova Classes (for Cub Scouts)

  • Tech Talk! 
  • Out of this World!
  • Swing!
  • Science Everywhere

Adventures (for Cub Scouts)

  • Webelos - Adventures in Science 
  • Bears - Robotics
  • Wolves - Motor Away

Boy Scouts: may select from the following Nova Modules or Merit Badge options

Nova Classes (for Boy Scouts)

  • Shoot! 
  • Start your Engines!
  • Whoosh!

Merit Badge Classes (open to Boy Scouts) â€‹

  • Digital Technology (fits with Nova Designed to Crunch)
  • Drafting (fits with Nova Whoosh)
  • Energy (fits with Nova Start your Engines) 
  • Engineering (fits with Nova Whoosh)
  • Weather (fits with Nova Shoot)

Event Requirements and Details
Uniforms: Scouts should wear Class A uniform. 

Food : Scouts should bring their own snacks and lunch to enjoy during lunch hour.  

Parents and guardians: are welcomed to volunteer in your scouts class or elsewhere with the event. Please email so we may plan accordingly

Location: Microsoft Offices  | 5404 Wisconsin Ave | Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Registration Fee: $30 per scout. This fee is regardless of whether the scout elects for one full-day class or up to two half-day classes. 

Specific information for Boy Scouts: If you are taking a Merit Badge class, you must get scoutmaster approval and bring your Blue Card. 

What are the Nova Awards?: Recognition that scouts earn for accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and math.
            Nova requirements are here:


When & Where
Boy Scouts STEM Sessions
Microsoft Corporation
Saturday 02-11-2017 9:00 AM ET to 4:30 PM ET Past
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Cubs STEM sessions
Microsoft Corporation
Saturday 02-11-2017 9:45 AM ET to 3:30 PM ET Past
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