PLEASE NOTE this Fall update: 1 troop of 4th graders (#1203) is full. 1 troop of 5th-6th graders is in process of forming.
STEM scouts is a coed program of the Boy Scouts of America, for grades 3rd-6th. The focus of this program is to help boys and girls learn about various areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with hands on projects, activities and field trips. We engage young, budding scientists, foster friendships and collaboration with creative learning experiences. Please check out http://stemscouts.org for more info.
The program runs all year (30-32 weeks) and meets once a week for 90 minutes – day to be defined by your STEM scout leader.
For grades 3rd and 4th, the program is divided in 4-week modules. For 5th/6th, modules can be up to 6 weeks long. Modules/topics cover a wide spectrum of STEM, a few examples are: magnetism, archeology, robotics and coding (Makey Makey, Ozobots), bridge structures, urban ecology, community work, and so on. Topics rotate each year to keep students engaged.
Please note: Groups are capped at 12 students. Enrollment of your child is provisional until a parent volunteers to lead for the year. Tuition is $200/child for a school year. The tuition covers all materials and curriculum. The concept is identical to any other cub/boy/girl scout troop, parent volunteers run the program and teach the curriculum provided by STEM scouts.
For questions, email Manue Reynolds, STEM scout leader #1203 at Mathews. firstname.lastname@example.org