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Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM)

Welcome to the Powhatan District STEM home!  Here we will try to narrow the broader National and Council STEM focus to what we can do right here and now in our own units.  Through these pages, we will gather together information about local opportunities for Scouting/STEM focused activities and offer up practical methods for applying a STEM related facet to your unit’s program jewel.

The primary focus is around the Nova and Super Nova awards which provide a backdrop, or context for STEM related activities and advancement.  These are relatively new awards and consequently, not much is known about them Scouting wide.  With that in mind, we have some upcoming opportunities to learn more and get you started.

Upcoming STEM Events!

STEM University

June 18, 2016 | 1PM-3PM
The STEM Committee is hosting adult leader training on STEM; Nova Counselor training, Supernova Mentor training, hands‐on activities for Cub, Boy Scout & Venturing Novas. See here: https://scoutingevent.com/?STEMuniversity

Cub Scout STEM Day Camp at Camp Snyder

July 18 – 21, 2016 | 9AM – 4PM
Scouts will enjoy all of the shooting sports and outdoor activities that Snyder has to offer, but they will also learn about geology and pan mine for gems, build electronic airboats for a raingutter regatta competition, and design Mars Rovers. Cub scouts may earn 3 of the newly published Nova Awards through their explorations. Don’t miss it! Registration is here.