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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. There are exciting modules during the academic school year to give youth experience with many STEM topics.  STEM Scouts will explore a variety of fast paced, thought provoking and fun activities in science, technology, engineering and math.

 

Join STEM Scouts!  Pick the STEM Scout Lab closest to your community or start STEM Scouts in your area:

Elementary Labs (Grades 3 - 5)

Burlington County - Westampton:  Tuesday at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Rowan Scout Training Center, 695 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060. Great opportunity for homeschool students.

Burlington County – Bordentown:  Wednesday at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm located in the St. Mary’s School, 30 Elizabeth Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505.

Burlington County - Westampton:  Thursday at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Rowan Scout Training Center, 695 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060.

Gloucester County​ - Glassboro:  Tuesday at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm located in the VFW Post 679, 275 Wilmer Street, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Camden County - Blackwood: Thursday at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Our Lady of Hope Parish Center 701 Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012.

Camden County - Merchantville:  Wednesday at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in the Montessori Seeds of Education, 113 Centre Street, Merchantville, NJ 08109.

Middle School Labs (Grades 6 - 8)

Burlington County - Westampton:  Tuesday at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Rowan Scout Training Center, 695 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060.

Gloucester County​ - Glassboro:  Friday at 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm located in the VFW Post 679, 275 Wilmer Street, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Camden County - Blackwood: Monday at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Our Lady of Hope Parish Center 701 Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012.

Camden County - Merchantville:  Monday at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in the Montessori Seeds of Education, 113 Centre Street, Merchantville, NJ 08109.

High School Labs (Grades 9 - 12)

Burlington County - Westampton:  Wednesday at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Rowan Scout Training Center, 695 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060.

Gloucester County​ - Glassboro:  Monday at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm located in the VFW Post 679, 275 Wilmer Street, Glassboro, NJ 08028

 

STEM Scouts Fun Day 2018 registration is now open! This all-day event is open to any youth entering 3rd through 9th grade in fall 2018. Youth get to do a lot of fun experiments in a round robin type of event.  Join in the fun!  The event will occur on July 28, 2018 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the VFW Post 679, 275 Wilmer Street, Glassboro, NJ 08028. Go to the online calendar on July 28 to register your youth! 

To see awesome pictures of our STEM Fun Day from 2016 and 2017 click here

 

For an entire week of STEM activities join us for our Summer Program.   Join us for hands-on experiments to build leadership experiments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  July 9 - 13, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Rowan Scout Training Center, 695 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060.  Registration is now open!

·         Learn about open and closed circuits while making conductive Play-Doh and home-made batteries.

·         Program and direct you own animated movie.

·         Guest speakers

·         Friendly competitions to earn science prizes and awards.

 

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.  Like us on Facebook to get more information - STEM Scouts of Garden State Council.

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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