STEM in Scouting
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiousity of youth members and their sense of wonder for these fields through existing Scouting programs. From archery to welding, Scouts can't help but enjoy a wide range of STEM-related activities in Scouting.
Nova and Supernova Awards
Engage Scout in STEM by pursuing the Nova and Supernova Awards programs! The Nova and Supernova Awards programs incorporates learning with exciting acitivites and exposure to STEM for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. All requirements may be found in the Nova awards guidebooks available in the council Scout Shops. The requirements can be completed with a parent or an adult leader as the counselor (for the Nova awards) or mentor (for the Supernova awards).
The Microsoft store at the Fashion Mall in Indianapolis has partnered with Crossroads of America Council to host in-store STEM focused programming for Scouts. Scouts can choose from a variety of advancement based programming including: Digital Technology, Photography, and Moviemaking merit badges for Boy Scouts. Register via our Community Partner Activities Page.
Dow Agro Sciences Science Ambassadors
The Dow AgroSciences Science Ambassadors are an employee group who work to engage the next generation of researchers through the promotion of STEM education. More than 270 employees located in Indianapolis participate in STEM outreach by attending schools, science fairs and other STEM events.