I read an article in Fast Company that got me excited for my kids. STEM Scouts.
STEM Scouts are a scouting troop that explore science, technology, engineering, and math.
— Fast Company (@FastCompany) May 6, 2015
The program is co-ed and designed to let kids get a hands on science experience.
“As part of the program, the kids are divided into elementary, middle, and high school divisions, and meet once a week for 90 minutes. For four to six weeks at a time, they focus on theme-based modules. In April, there was a module on water, so the kids learned about water sustainability and purification. For a physics module, they created a life-sized game of Angry Birds.”
From the STEM Scouts website.
“STEM Scouts is a national pilot program from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), focused on fun ways for girls and boys, grades 3 – 12, to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Using hands-on activities, STEM Scouts also encourages young minds’ natural curiosity and helps build interest in the STEM-related careers that are so crucial to our future economy.”
I know from my own daughter, she would be so excited to do this. I hope this is a program that will roll out to Vancouver as well. Maybe I can volunteer to be the Akela?
— Caroline Sweeney (@CarolinSweeney4) April 29, 2015
— Boys' Life magazine (@BoysLife) April 28, 2015
— Scouting Magazine (@scouting) April 17, 2015