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Workshops & Activities
Cub Adventure Workshops
Lions and Tigers at the Maryville STEM Center-Multiple Dates and Times!
Lions and Tigers SIUE STEM Center Workshop! Saturday, October 21, 2023
River Trails Nova Day is coming up soon in late October.
Scouts BSA Merit Badge Workshops
Be on the look out form workshops later this summer and fall.
Scouts BSA Drone Experience Brought to You By Seiler- 10/28/23.
Oceanography by the St. Louis Aquarium
Multiple Dates Coming up soon! Register Here
Schneider Electric Merit Badges Workshop
Multiple Dates and Badges Available. Register Here
Craftsmen Inc. Art & Graphic Arts Merit Badges Workshop
December 2nd 2023- Register Here
EINSTEIN RECOGNITION DINNER
2023 Einstein Recognition Dinner.
This event is our ninth opportunity to honor our local Scouts' accomplishments for obtaining a Supernova Award or multiple awards and to recognize our STEM volunteers and sponsors. Supernova Recipients in attendance will receive a token of appreciation from the Greater St. Louis Area Council.
Thanks to the generosity of the Great Rivers Confluence Foundation, our key sponsor, the event is free for Supernova Award Recipients and one adult per family. Thanks also to the generosity of Karen Vangyia, and Ron & Teresa Colletti.
Seating is limited, but additional seats can be purchased for guests of the recipient and all other event attendees.
This year's event will be on Friday, November 17 at the Living World of the St. Louis Zoo.
Please turn in Supernova Award applications by October 31st. Registration information will be out in early September.
Scoutbotics is back on Saturday, October 21!
Cub Scout Coding Workshop (Ages 7-11)
$35 for a morning of introductory coding and a chance to learn about robotics and computers.
With mentoring from a high school robotics team, Cub Scouts will break into teams to build a three-wheeled robot using TETRIX Prime (a metal robot building system), wire it with motors, sensors and a Micro:bit brain, and then program the Micro:bit brain to drive autonomously and by remote control from another Micro:bit. Each Scout will receive a Micro:bit kit to take home, and the programming skills they learn can be used to make many more things with the Micro:bit micro-controller. A roster will be sent out in advance to help with leadership and carpooling. Only 45 spots!
Scouts BSA Robotics Workshop (Ages 11-17), $60 for a day of coding, building, and competition. Attendees will learn about robotics, build and program their own Shadow Line-Tracing robot and then compete against other Scouts. Scouts will earn the robotics merit badge at this event. Scouts who already have Robotics merit badge can still attend. All Scouts will take their robot home with them to continue exploring robotics. Lunch is not provided, Scouts should bring their own.
If able, Scouts should bring 6 extra AA batteries for the competition.
Scouts need to be in the care of a responsible adult while on campus.
Only 60 spot available so sign up soon! Plaques given to the top 3 winners and an event t-shirt to all Scouts. See ya there!
STEM Universities -- Choose from 5 campuses!
What is STEM University?
STEM University is a full day event for Cub Scouts (Wolf, Bear, Webelos, & AOL) and Scouts BSA, focused on earning STEM-based advancements and NOVA awards.
Scouts will get to visit a University, work with STEM experts, and participate in fun, hands-on educational activities. See below for locations and dates.
Upcoming Events - registration links will be coming!
STEM U SEMO - January 6, 2024
STEM U SIUE - January 27, 2024
STEM U SIUC - February 24, 2024
STEM College - Lake Land College - March 16, 2024
Brought to you by Seiler June 24th!
STEM on CAMPus
Look for Registration links coming in February.
EIU June 4-7 Register Here
SEMO June 4-7 Register Here
UMSL June 7-10 Register Here
STEM on CAMPus Highlights
STEM on CAMPus is a unique “camp” experience where Scouts BSA get a taste for college life! Sleep in the dorms, eat in the dining halls, and have fun each evening with a variety of activities including campus rec center nights! Scouts have the opportunity to earn up to 6 Merit Badges or NOVAs at each camp. Sign up for two camps and save!
STEM Scouts BSA Summer Camp
Where and When
Camp May - Beaumont Scout Reservation
July 16 - July 22, 2023
STEM Week Highlights
This camp is an extraordinary experience for Scouts full of many STEM based merit badges and over-the-top activities. Scouts will attend one merit badge (over to 50 to choose from!) or one NOVA activity class each day and may have the opportunity to work on other badges in the evening. Afternoon and evenings will include other fun STEM programs and exhibits to experience (drones, 3D printing, things that go boom... you get the idea). If you want more in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, this is the week to be out at camp!
Cub Scout CAMP NOVA!
Where and When
Cub World - Beaumont Scout Reservation
July 17 - July 20, 2023
CAMP NOVA! Highlights
Formerly known and 'STEM Twilight Camp', Camp NOVA is for an evening camp program for Wolves, Bears and Webelos. Four fun nights of STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for our Cub Scouts to enjoy at Cub World!
Non-Scout siblings are welcome also! They need to be Cub Scout age (entering second grade in the Fall on up).
Mobile STEM Lab and STEM Van
The Mobile STEM Lab has a new look plus we have a new STEM Van as well! You can use these resources at a camp or bring out to where your Pack and Troop meet. Get your reservation in today! Weeknight and Saturday times slots to choose from, and only $50 for your entire Scout group. Don't miss this fun! The program season is from March 15 to November 15.
Register HERE for the Mobile STEM Lab serving metro and northern units.
Register HERE for the STEM Van serving the southern districts in the council. (currently the Van is available anytime of year)
Program includes stomp rockets, snap circuits, ozobots, rover robots, sphero robots, 3D pens, hand held microscopes, vortex cannons, and more!