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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.

Burlington County - Marlton: New Lab  - Meeting time to be determined in the Marlton United Methodist Church, 2 Marlborough Ave, Marlton, NJ 08053.

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.

Cumberland County - Bridgeton:  ​Sunday at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Holy Cross Parish, St. Teresa of Avila, 46 Central Ave, Bridgeton, NJ 08302.

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

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.

Burlington County - Marlton: New Lab  - Meeting time to be determined in the Marlton United Methodist Church, 2 Marlborough Ave, Marlton, NJ 08053.

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.

Cumberland County - Bridgeton:  ​Sunday at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Holy Cross Parish, St. Teresa of Avila, 46 Central Ave, Bridgeton, NJ 08302.

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

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. 

​Click here to REGISTER

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.

Click here to REGISTER.

 

STEM Scouts in Space - Congrats!

Congratulations to STEM Scout in lab #3002 on their winning experiment proposal for a Cube-In–Space.  The youth thought about whether there would be a chance for people to make pizza when Mars would be colonized.   The proposed an experiment in a global research competition to study the impact of radiation on yeast fermentation.  Their experiment won the competition and is set to take off in a NASA research project in September.   We look forward to hearing more about the experiment when it is completed.  Congratulations to the STEM Scouts for their winning research project.  Good job!

Check out this link

 

More Information

Parents who would like more information about the STEM scout program please click here to fill out a brief form.  For a general information flyer about the STEM scout 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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