Tag Archives: Nova Award

By Darryl Alder
Dec 28, 2015

Integrating STEM into Your Units’ Programs

By now most Scouters know that BSA has a new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) initiative. Like Learning for Life, STEM Scouts is a stand alone program, but rather than teach character this program offers girls and boys the chance to experience science, technology, engineering and math through creative, hands-on activities, field trips and interaction with STEM […]

By Community Submission
Sep 11, 2015

Using STEM in your Troop, Part 2

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities can be a great way to increase interest and participation in your troop activities while preparing your Scouts for school and careers. In Part 1 of this post, Ron Colletti of the Greater St. Louis Council talked about the kits he uses to incorporate STEM easily into his […]

By Community Submission
Aug 29, 2015

Incorporating STEM into Your Troop Meetings

Is your troop stuck in a rut, doing the same activities year after year? How about using pipe foam and duct tape to build a miniature roller coaster (and learning about kinetic energy) or making a catapult out of craft sticks and rubber bands and sending things flying through the air (while secretly measuring velocity […]