GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER SCIENTIST
This April, Camp Sayre will be hosting a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) day camp for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Scouts will work towards their respective NOVA Awards while working on STEM based merit badges, belt loops and activity pins.
Our scouts will get to spend the week doing activities and learning directly from the experts in the field from Lincoln Labs at MIT, Microsoft and the Museum of Science through hands on activities, guest speakers, and field trips. Your scout will truly discover what it is like to work in a lab and in the science, engineering, mathematics, and technology fields.
Day Camp Logistics
Date: April 20th – 24th
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm every day with a late pick up options for an additional charge $50 for the week.
STEM Camp Program
Cub Scouts will have the chance to participate in dozens of science technology and engineering activities at camp while working on STEM specific belt loops and NOVA Awards. Cub Scouts will be broken into dens based on their rank and home Pack and Den.
Cub Scouts will be learning all about astronomy, geology, engineering, even cryptography! When our Scouts aren’t busy doing science experiments or building towers they will be participating in some of our traditional camp programming like swimming, archery and bb shooting.
Boy Scouts will sign up for one of three merit badge groups. Each group will focus on a different STEM topic with different STEM merit badges as they work towards completing their NOVA Award. Your Scout can work on one of the following merit badge groupings and corresponding NOVA Award Pin:
Program 1 – Science Robotics & Space Exploration merit badges
Program 2 – Technology Nuclear Science & Automotive Maintenance merit badges
Program 3 – Engineering Inventing & Engineering merit badges
We live in a time of great opportunity. The spirit of innovation can help us overcome challenges and ensure a prosperous and secure future. To seize this opportunity, we must position ourselves at the cutting edge of scientific discovery and technological innovation. However, our country is falling behind in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In order to allow our children to combat this lack of innovation, schools and organizations like the Boy Scouts of America have begun to stress the importance of implementing STEM activities in our program. STEM is the future of our country, and Scouting can be a part of it!
What Are the Nova Awards?
The Boy Scouts of America developed the Nova Awards program to excite and expand a sense of wonder in our Scouts. By working with an adult counselor or mentor, the various modules allow them to explore the basic principles of STEM and discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be. For more information about STEM and the Nova Awards program, visit www.scouting.org/stem. Discover how the Nova Awards program helps youth be “Prepared. For Life.”