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STEM Scouts

STEM Scouts learn about programming and teamwork. Scouts challenge each other to program a rover robot through an obstacle course.  STEM Scouts use math to extrapolate the length of homemade bungee cords. The goal is to provide the biggest thrill to their “dummy dolls” without hitting the ground. STEM Scouts learn the Scout Law Cheerful while having fun extracting DNA from strawberries. At the end of the experiment, Scouts take their DNA home! STEM Scouts learn about 3-D printing during a field trip to Rowan College of Burlington County at the Mt. Laurel Campus.

STEM Scouts is a co-ed program that combines the values and character building of the Scouting program with hands-on STEM activities. STEM Scouts is open to boys and girls in 3rd through 12th grade and will run in four- to six-week modules during the academic school year. STEM Scouts will explore a variety of fast paced, thought provoking and fun topics in science, technology, engineering and math.  

STEM Scout Labs Currently Accepting Enrollments For 2017-2018 School Year:

Burlington County - Bordentown  Middle School Lab meetings are weekly at the St. Mary’s School, 30 Elizabeth Street, Bordentown, N.J., 08505. This weeknight lab meets Mondays 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Click here for the flyer, and here for information. 

Burlington County - Westampton  Elementary, Middle, and High school Lab meetings are weekly at the Rowan Scout Training Center, 695 Rancocas Road, Westampton, N.J., 08060. Grades 3-5 meet Fridays 4:45 - 6:15 p.m., grades 6-8 meet Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and grades 9-12 are TBD. Opportunities for Homeschool students are also found here. Homeschool grades 3-5 meet Tuesdays 11:30-1:00pm, grades 6-8 meet Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click here for flyer, and here for more information. 

Camden County - Merchantville  Elementary and Middle School Lab meetings are weekly at the Montessori Seeds of Education, 113 Centre Street, N.J., 08109. Grades 3-5 meet Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., grades 6-8 meets Mondays 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Click here for the flyer, and here for more information. 

Camden County - Blackwood  Elementary and Middle School Lab meetings are weekly at the Our Lady Of Hope Regional School, 420 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, N.J., 08012. Grades 3-5 meet Thursdays 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., grades 6-8 meetings are TBD. Click here for the flyer, and here for more information. 

Gloucester County - Glassboro Elementary and Middle School Labs are meeting weekly at the VFW Post 679, 275 Wilmer St.,Glassboro, N.J., 08028. Grades 3-5 meet Fridays 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Grades 6-8 meet Fridays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Click here for the flyer and here to register. 

 

STEM Scouts Fun Day 2017 registration is now open! The all-day event is open to any youth entering 3rd  through 9th grade in fall 2017. Click here to register your youth! 

To see awesome pictures of our recent STEM Fun Day 2016 click here

 

Parents who would like more information about the program please click here to fill out a brief form.  For a general information flyer about the program click here.  Check out this STEM blog on why you should enroll your child in a STEM program.

We are also looking for area businesses, PTO/PTA's and other organizations to partner with to bring STEM Scouts to life across South Jersey.  If your company or organization is interested in getting involved as a volunteer, partner, sponsor or would like to host a STEM Scouts lab, please click here to fill out a brief form, or send an email to: STEMScouts@GardenStateScouting.org  

Youth currently enrolled in Scouting programs can participate in both traditional Scouting and STEM Scouts simultaneously, however, there will be a separate registration process and fee for the STEM Scouts program.

For more information or if you have questions please contact:
Kevin Kelley, STEM Executive
609-261-5850 ext. 212
StemScouts@GardenStateScouting.org

LINKS

STEM Scouts website:  https://stemscouts.org

Bryan on Scouting blog: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/04/15/stem-scouts/

USA Today article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/04/27/boy-scouts-of-america-science-technology-program-column/26075111/

Click here to download the National BSA news release announcing the program. 

 

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