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STEM University 2021- UMSL Cub Scout College

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STEM University - UMSL: Cub Scout College

Event sponsors:  Spire, Great Rivers Confluence Foundation, and Toyota-North America 

Host sponsor: University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)


Who: Cub Scouts (Wolf, Bear, Webelos only) parents and Scout leaders
When: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: UMSL - north campus / JC Penney Conference Center - JCP on the map 
Cost: $16.00 per youth. Includes STEM U patch, lunch, and program materials.   $10 for adult.  Includes lunch and patch

Payment: Mastercard, VISA and Discover. Payments and registration will only be accepted online.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, December 5th at 11:59 pm or when capacity reached. 

This year Cub Scouts will be completing the Science Everywhere Nova. Participants will take part in college classrooms with leaders guiding Scouts through hands-on activities at a university campus!



Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

Potential opening ceremony to start at 9:15 a.m. or Scouts will go their first session classroom.   

Session 1: 9:30 am – 10:25 am

Session 2: 10: 35 am – 11:30 am

LUNCH/STEM FAIR presentations: 11:35 am – 12:50 pm 

Session 3: 1:00 pm – 1:55 pm

Session 4: 2:05 pm – 3:00pm

Program will be focused on earning the Science Everywhere Nova.   Have you ever built a Lego Derby Car, well the Cub Scout College is and you can make, race, and keep the car as a part of the Science Everywhere Nova!

There will be an information email that will be sent out prior to the event with with more details and group assignments.   All Scouts will be assigned with their Pack members.   If you have family members in other Packs that are attending, please let Logan know and we can place you all in the same group. 

Sessions will cover science displays, activities, and videos to meet the requirements of the NOVA award. The Scouts will receive their advancement cards and event patches at the event.

Calling all Cub Scouts of STEM!  STEM FAIR at STEM U UMSL over the lunch hour. Brought to you by Boeing!  Share an experiment you conducted for your Supernova Award or on your own and have it judged by STEM experts in a competition. Please follow the steps below to participate:

  • Scouts create a poster board with the description of the experiment, hypothesis, materials, results, etc. (48' x 36' Poster Board - Tri-fold) 5 min presentation with 5 min Q&A from panelists. Participants should only submit 1 project and should practice social distancing. Judging will be done by Nova Experts.  STEM Fair ribbons will be presented to the participants.  
  • Follow all safety protocols. Scouts should work under the supervision of an adult. Parents assume responsibility for the safety of participants involved in the project. Please see page 3 of the attached guide for more details. 
  • Use the scientific process. Projects and experiments should focus on science, technology, engineering, and/or math. All projects should use the scientific method. Refer to the attached guide and judging rubric or the additional resources below for more details/ideas. Consider working with a Supernova Mentor and apply this project/competition to your Supernova Award. 
  • Scouts should be registered for STEM U UMSL for the advancement program for the day - this is an additional free activity to particpate in.   

For adults that can break away, we will have Nova Award Training for Counselors and Mentors at 10 a.m. .  Please register for the course as an option for this event. 

STEM University Rules and Regulations:
• All attending Scouters (Adults and Youth) should be in field uniform for the event. 
• Attending leaders/parents may be asked to help with hands on activities.
• Attending leaders may be assigned to a class or group to assist the instructor, and also help out as class monitors. 

When & Where
Cub Scouts

Saturday 12-11-2021
8:00 AM CT to 11:59 PM CT Past
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