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.
For questions regarding the STEM program you can contact Lynn Thomas, STEM Chairman, (317) 329-1773 or LynnTW@aol.com.
For more information on STEM, visit the BSA National STEM/Nova website.