STEM Scouts | Orientation
Do you have a burgeoning engineer or scientist growing up in your house?
Have you ever caught your kid taking apart the TV to “see how it works?”
Does your carpet bear the marks of past chemistry experiments?
We have an outlet for that STEM energy:
Find out more:
Join us for a presentation about STEM Scouts on September 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm EST!
- Hear about the program from experienced STEM Scouts Lab Managers
- Meet the STEM Scouts team and ask questions!
- If interested, sign your youth up for STEM Scouts!
We will have another orientation meeting on Monday Sept 20, 2021 at 6pm EST and on Thursday Sept 30, 2021 at 6pm EST for those who cannot make it this Sunday - sign up to the right!
STEM Scouts is a BSA program originally developed out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Youth interested in STEM topics are engaged with hands-on lab activities designed by a team of STEM experts, while volunteer leaders show applications of the lessons of the Oath and Law as they work together.
Each year, educators design and vet curriculum and activities, the materials of which are shipped to the STEM Scouts youth. Meeting planning is done for you within the curriculum, and leaders need only bring enthusiasm!
Who is it for?
The program is designed for girls and boys in grades 3-8, with activities for each division (elementary school and middle school). This is a fantastic program for anyone who enjoys hands-on activities. Each Lab may have its' own schedule, but they typically hold 20 meetings during the academic calendar, usually on a designated weekday evening or weekend.
BSA’s curriculum specialists anticipated the need for flexibility in meeting formats. Meetings may need to change from in-person to virtual as local public health conditions change. BSA re-engineered lab materials to allow for virtual delivery by packaging them into kits for individual Scouts. This means that no matter whether you choose to meet together or virtually, all the supplies will be available to all Scouts (and even in person, ie. no need to share a beaker!)
When you sign up for STEM Scouts, you sign up for 5 modules this year, each with 4 activity meetings. That's 20 sessions! This year's modules include:
Junior Lab (elementary school youth):
- Wildlife Sciences
- Falling, Fluid, Aerodynamics
- Archaeology Sciences
Technology Lab (middle school youth):
- Criminal Case Files
- Microbiology Coming into Focus
- Science Behind the Sport
Join us on September 12!
Can't make it, but interested? Send us a note: email@example.com