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STEM in Scouting

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These disciplines are considered by many to be the foundation of an advanced society. In many forums- including political, governmental and academic- the strength of the STEM workforce is viewed as an indicator of a nation's ability to sustain itself.

To engage our youth members in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the Boy Scouts of America has created new program initiatives that emphasizes STEM in the context of the current advancement programs.

The BSA's STEM initiative offers Scouts an opportunity to explore relevant skills and experiences and to be recognized for their achievements. The aim is to expose youth to new opportunities and help them develop the STEM skills critical for the competitive world marketplace. Our council is preparing itself to implement these initiatives.

Engage your Scouts today in STEM by pursuing the Nova and Supernova Awards programs. Please note that Scouts are required to work with registered Nova Counselors and Supernova Mentors to earn these awards. Click here for the Supernova Mentor Information Form. Visit the BSA National STEM/Nova website  to learn more about STEM and the awards program.

For questions regarding the STEM program you can contact:
John Moore - STEM Chair, byujohn@att.net  
Bob Considine - STEM Program Chair, (317) 660-5438 or rconsidi@iu.edu 

Lynn Thomas - STEM Awards Chair, (317) 329-1773 or LynnTW@aol.com

STEM Activities and Events

March 28th STEM Program Day - Boy Scouts are invited to participate in this unique STEM merit badge based programming hosted by the following Indianapolis community partners: Indiana Diabetes Research Center at the IU School of Medicine, IU School of Dentistry, Marian University Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab and Microsoft. Click here for the flyer and for registration information.

Microsoft Programming - Register your Scout today for STEM focused programming hosted by Microsoft located at the Fashion Mall. Choose from a variety of advancement based programming including: computers, photography and video games for Cub Scouts and Digital Technology, Photography and Moviemaking for Boy Scouts. Click here for information and to register for Cub Scout programming. Click here for information and to register for Boy Scout programming.

Dow AgroSciences Science Ambassadors

The Dow AgroSciences Science Ambassadors are an employee group who work to engage the next generation of researchers through the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Today, more than 270 employees located in Indianapolis participate in STEM outreach by attending schools, science fairs and large STEM events throughout Central Indiana. Click here to learn more about the Science Ambassador program and to request Science Ambassadors for your Scouting event.