Greater Saint Louis Area Council - STEM College 2024 - Lake Land CC Scouts BSA College

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STEM College 2024 - Lake Land CC Scouts BSA College

Event Details

STEM College 2024: Lake Land Community College

Who: Scouts BSA, Scout leaders, and parents 
When: Saturday, March 23, 2024
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (some classes may go shorter, see details below)
Where: 5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL 61938

Cost: $17.00 per youth.  $10.00 per adult. We will be including the STEM College patch, materials, and Nova Cards.  Lunch will be pizza, chips, and drink. Be sure to review all prereqs.  Fee goes up to $22 for youth after March 15. 

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

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 18th at 11:59 pm or when capacity reached.  

This year, Scouts have over 10 merit badges and Nova awards to choose from.

Exact schedule of events

8:00AM Registration
8:30am Opening Ceremonies.
9:00AM - up to 3:30PM - Scouts Merit Badge Session  (Two classes will end by 1PM)

11:30AM - Noon Lunch

Please note, not all merit badge/nova sessions will go the full time period. Sessions will involve content, discussions, activities, and videos designed to meet the requirements of the merit badge/Nova award. 

STEM College Rules and Regulations:

During the event, Scouts will be expected to:

Be in uniform and prepared to learn.   Also plan to have a mask for indoor program. 

Have a watch or clock handy. Return after breaks in a timely fashion.

Read over the merit badge pamphlet and work on the merit badge workbook prior to the class. You can find merit badge pamphlets at the Scout Shop or in your troop library. Worksheets can be found at:

Participate in the merit badge class. Simply attending is not enough to earn the badge.  You need to participate.

Scouts should be in the care of an adult that is on campus.   Troop ratio recommendation is 1 adult per 8 Scouts. Some adult help may be needed in classrooms for 2 deep leadership.    

Scouts should, as much as possible, complete the prerequisites prior to the event. See attached document. That said, partials are sometimes needed. Scouts can reach out to instructors after the event to complete their badges.

Make sure to enter a valid email when registering and check your email before the event. Some instructors may send out additional information prior to class.

NO late registrations or walk-ins. Out of Council Scouts are welcome to enroll.

Merit Badge Classes being offered (please check back often as we may add in more course offerings in the next two weeks and with any prereqs needed done beforehand): 

Automotive Maintenance

Citizenship in the Community
Emergency Preparedness
First Aid
Fish and Wildlife Management
Health Care Professions

Adult Trainings at the event:  A free STEM Nova Counselor/Supernova Mentor Training is offered for adults and will take place from 10-11am.   

When & Where
STEM College Lake Land 2024
Lake Land Community College
Saturday 03-23-2024
8:00 AM CT to 3:30 PM CT Past
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