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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

STEM Prepares Scouts For Today And Their Future

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The BSA’s STEM initiative gives Scouts an opportunity to explore STEM-related concepts and learn how STEM knowledge is used in everyday life and in the professional world. The aim is to expose youth to new opportunities and help build interest in the STEM-related careers that are so crucial to our future economy.

STEM 2017 Annual Report

To support this exploration of STEM, the BSA debuted the Nova and Supernova Awards program, an initiative that promotes an enthusiasm towards STEM and offers recognition and advancement for Scouts absorbed in STEM learning.

Scouts earning Novas should complete a Nova Card, and turn it into the Scout Shop to get their patch or pin.




THANK YOU to our 2017 STEM Sponsors!

Newton Sponsor – $15,000 Great Rivers Confluence Foundation
Galileo Sponsor – $10,000 PNC Bank
VWR Foundation
Darwin Sponsor – $7,500 Microsoft Store – Galleria
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
University of Missouri – St. Louis
Archimedes Sponsor – $4,000 AT&T Missouri
Bank of America Foundation
Boeing Employee Fund
Society of Information Management – St. Louis
VWR Foundation
Edison Sponsor – $1,000 Aberici
American Welding Society
Bricks 4 Kidz
Daugherty Business Solutions
Maryville University Robotics
Pole Position Raceway – Academy of Racing

Ranken Technical College
Saint Louis Science Center
Sylvan Learning Center of O’Fallon, IL
United Scrap
Zagros Robotics