Hear it straight from the Chief: kids (and parents) are excited for youth-focused STEM activities like the BSA’s new pilot program. By now, you probably know the acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The STEM Scouts program was recently expanded to 12 councils nationwide after igniting initial success in the Great Smoky Mountain Council.
In an op-ed released earlier this week on USA TODAY, Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock explains:
“… Market research told us that a values-based STEM program would be enthusiastically embraced by both kids and their parents. The research proved correct: More than 370 youth signed up — 85% of them new to Scouting. Attendance was better than 90% and membership continues to grow.”
More than 370 youth signed up — 85% of them new to Scouting.
Learn more about how the STEM Scout program is reaching kids by checking out the full article on USA TODAY. Then, let us know in the poll below what component of the STEM program you think is most valuable to Scouts.