UNIQUE INITIATIVE INTRODUCES SCOUTS TO STEM SKILLS
Scouting today is about much more than building campfires and learning to tie knots. To “Be Prepared” for life in the 21st Century, today’s Scouts need a strong foundation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—the STEM disciplines. In political, governmental and academic circles, the strength of a nation’s STEM workforce is seen as an indication of that nation’s ability to sustain itself.
BSA’s STEM program is designed to educate and expand a Scout’s horizons using the same processes used in our current advancement programs. This important initiative gives Scouts an opportunity to explore relevant skills and experiences, and then to be recognized for their achievements. Our aim is to expose youth to new opportunities and help them develop the STEM skills critical for the competitive world marketplace.