Summer’s long nights are the perfect time to see the stars. May 2 was National Astronomy Day. Lay a blanket outside on clear nights with this printable star guide and see how many constellations you find. Don’t miss the Space X Launch happening May 30 at 2:22pm
Science, technology, engineering, and math have never been so much fun, especially when they join forces with Scouting! With families spending more time at home together, STEM Scouts brings fun and educational activities for kids to enjoy. STEM Scouts offers all kinds of free resources and activities so kids can perform exciting experiments, watch cool videos, and more.
Watch and Learn
Check out tons of experiment videos on the STEM Scouts YouTube channel, then try them out for yourself with an adult. Learn about even more STEM topics with these cool videos from STEM Scouts of Central Texas.
STEM Inspiration from Councils
Here are some STEM activities geared toward a younger audience from the Greater St. Louis Area Council. If your child also happens to be a Cub Scout, these also serve as great service projects and rank activities!
The STEM Nova Awards program was developed to excite and expand a sense of wonder in Scouts. Explore the basic principles of STEM through modules and discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be. Learn more about this recognition here.
Happen to have a 3D printer? Take a look at this template from Budmen Industries’ face mask template here.
Looking for more?
Check out more recommended resources from the STEM Scouts team here, and find even more websites for kids here. Then, head over to STEMScouts.org to learn more about the program today. Just remember that experiments require adult supervision—which means you might just learn something new together!
All Activities must be approve by your Scoutmaster. Please show your work- Worksheets, pictures, video, etc.
Scoutmaster Conference are possible using video conferencing. Units can administer BORs up to and including Life rank. Follow the The Guide to Advancement.
The core of Cub Scout advancement consists of “Adventures” in each Cub Scout Handbook (if you don’t have a handbook yet, you can order from the BSA ScoutShop). To help den leaders and adult family members deliver these Adventures, there are a variety of resources including Den Leader Guides with activity plans for each Adventure. All of the 95 Adventure plans and resources are available at this site. There are pages for each of Bobcat, Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light, and within those pages, separate “Adventure by Adventure” pages of ideas for when families lead an Adventure.
*Make sure to get your Scoutmaster’s approval before starting any merit badge. Some requirements warrant an outing or visit with professional. Virtual interviews and tours must be verified with your Scoutmaster or may be done at a later time.