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STEM Events

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The Akela Chess Classic
Scouts BSA Tournament (youth from 6th grade – 12th grade)
Saturday February 2, 2019
Trinity Church in Herndon, VA

Cub Scout Tournament (youth from 1st – 5th grade)
Saturday February 9, 2019
Rockville, MD

Under the direction of Roger Claff and Peter Snow, Powhatan District has hosted a Chess Classic for a decade! This year, they are expanding the Chess Classic to be Council-wide. This is a tournament with 5 rounds; scouts need to register for their age appropriate bracket. Register for the Scouts BSA Tournament here: and register for the Cub Scout Tournament here:

STEM Concentration at UOS
February 23, 2019
Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria VA

Sign up for one of the STEM Classes at University of Scouting! There are 11 STEM classes in the College of Electives at University of Scouting, several of them new this year! Sign up for the class about the STEM Shack (makerspace) at Camp Snyder, learn about STEM Scouts, get trained to become a Nova Counselor & Supernova Mentor, and/or take classes on hands-on STEM activities!
Register here.

STEM University
Saturday June 15, 2019
Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA

The NCAC STEM Committee is hosting the 4th annual STEM University on June 15, 2019 for all youth and adults! Youth are invited to display their Supernova projects at our Einstein’s Science Fair, or attend the hands-on activities rotations. Adults may select from several of the following classes: Nova Counselor & Supernova Mentor Training, BSA STEM Roadmap to Success, Cub Scouts Science, and how to organize a large STEM event. The registration page for the 2019 event will open soon. In the meanwhile please save the date on your calendars for STEM U 2019!