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Scout Engineering Day

Event Details

Attention: The registration date for MITRE Scout Engineering Day has been pushed to January 20 at 7PM. This is to allow scouts to select classes based on new publishings. Registration will be on this page (as a button on the right column) beginning January 20 at 7PM for all Scouts: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturer Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Varsity Scouts. 


Event Overview

Scout Engineering Day (SED) is an annual event that encourages Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts to participate in hands-on STEM activities. Boy Scouts may meet requirements towards particular merit badges.

Scout Engineering Day starts at 8:00 AM, March 12, 2016, at MITRE in McLean, VA and ends at 5:00 PM.  Who may attend? MITRE facilities are a secured location and only Scouts that are U.S. Citizens will be allowed to register for this event. Foreign Nationals and other non-citizens cannot attend.

Classes will be open to registered Cadet, Senior, and Ambassador-level Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Sea Scouts who are at least 11 years of age. Registration will open on January 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM. 

There will be three types of classes, AM, PM, and All Day. You can sign up for an AM and/or PM class, or an All Day class. * This year Mining in Society is new and there are two Programming classes. Everyone should consult the prerequisites (document is attached to the right )

Full Day Classes

  • Aviation
  • Electronics
  • Game Design
  • Programming (Web Development)
  • Radio
  • Robotics
  • Space Exploration

Half Day Classes

  • Animation
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Composite Materials (AM only)
  • Drafting
  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Mining in Society
  • Model Design & Building
  • Nuclear Science 
  • Oceanography
  • Programming (Sensor Network)
  • Sustainability
  • Weather

Event Requirements and Details
Uniforms: Girl Scouts must wear their sash/vest and/or pin.  Boy Scouts must wear Class A uniform. Venturer Scouts must wear uniform as well. All Scouts must bring outerwear (jackets) for walking between buildings.

Food : Water, lunch and snacks will be provided. Please do not bring any beverages to the event except water. 

Food allergies: Scouts with food allergies must bring their own snacks and lunch. 

Parents and guardians: Once Scouts are checked-in, Parents and Guardians cannot remain on campus. However, if you'd like to volunteer, please email

Location: The MITRE Corporation | 7515 Colshire Dr | McLean, VA 22102

Registration Fee: $40 per scout. This fee is regardless of whether the scout elects for one full-day class or up to two half-day classes. 

Additional Information for Girl Scouts:
To register, click on the "register" button on the top of this page. This register button will appear on Jan 20 @7PM and is for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. At first you will select "Youth Participant"; then you will see the registration form. On this form, you may select Girl Scout as Scout Type and enter your Troop information (optional field). 

Additional information for Boy Scouts: i If you are taking this class to begin working on a merit badge, you must get scoutmaster approval and bring your Blue Card.


Scholarship Information: A scholarship is available for deserving scouts who require financial assistance to attend. Please complete the form (attached on right) and submit.

When & Where
Scout Engineering Day
MITRE Corporation
Saturday 03-12-2016 8:00 AM ET to
Sunday 03-13-2016 5:30 PM ET Past
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