STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
STEM is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs. From archery to welding, Scouts can’t help but enjoy the wide range of STEM-related activities. To support this initiative, the BSA developed the Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.
The National BSA website has detailed information regarding this program at http://www.scouting.org/stem/AboutSTEM.aspx.
This Program is taking off in our Council and here are some pictures from the STEM Summit recently held in Durham, NC. If you are interested in getting involved with a STEM unit, contact the Council office and ask for John Phares at 919.872.4884.