Category: STEM

NCAC Akela Chess Classic

Powhatan District has hosted a Chess Classic for a decade, under the direction of Roger Claff and Peter Snow. 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. Please see the links below for tournament rules and additional details. […]

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STEM Scouts®

STEM Scouts® is a national pilot program focused on fun ways for girls and boys to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The National Capital Area Council recently adopted the program, thus making STEM Scouts® open to boys and girls in three divisions: grades 3-5; grades 6-8; and grades 9-12 from this […]

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STEM University – leader training and youth science fair on June 9

STEM University is an annual event held by the NCAC STEM Committee – this year it will be at the Microsoft Technology Center. The event includes a youth science fair, adult leader trainings, and cub scout activities led by Venture Scouts & Boy Scouts. When: June 9 Where: MTC in Reston, VA Leader Trainings: for all […]

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STEM Event: George Mason University hosts Scout Geology classes, includes lab tours!

This Geology STEM event is sponsored by Dr. Julia Nord and The GMU Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences. When: April 21 & 22 Where: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA What: This STEM program consists of 3 hour sessions, and welcomes all girl and boy youth from 4th to 12th grade. The programs are structured around […]

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New! Cub Scout Nova Awards

The National BSA STEM Committee has published two new Nova Awards for Cub Scouts! Please click on the links below for the requirements: Fearful Symmetry Uncovering the Past Contact STEM@NCACBSA.org with any questions.

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New! Changes to Cub Scout NOVA Requirements

Requirements for the Cub Scout Novas and Supernova Awards have been revised. Specifically, requirement 2 of each Nova and of the Dr. Luis Alvarez Supernova, and requirement 1 of the Dr. Charles Townes Supernova Award have revised lists of rank specific adventures that the youth may earn, as well as a new option for the […]

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Pinewood Derby Build Day at Sally’s STEM Shack on Camp Snyder

You are cordially invited to join us for a Pinewood Derby Car build day.  The National Capital Area Council recently opened up a makerspace at Camp Snyder called Sally’s STEM Shack.  The STEM Shack was designed with your Cub Scouts and their Pinewood Derby Cars in mind! The PWD Build day will comprise of 4 build […]

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Scout Nova Workshops at Human 2 Mars Summit

The Human to Mars Summit will be at The George Washington University, Washington D.C. from May 17-19, 2016 and has a captivating speaker panel including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, author of The Martian Andy Weir, educational entertainer Janet Ivey and more. Details are here. Specifically on May 17, […]

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STEM University on June 18

The NCAC STEM Committee is hosting STEM University on June 18, 2016 at Camp Snyder! Registration Page: https://scoutingevent.com/?STEMuniversity Who should attend?  All Scouting leaders! Do you want to learn about the Nova Awards? Do you want to know how to get your unit started with the STEM program? Send the parents and unit leaders! Would you like […]

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