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Learn more about the world around you—and have fun doing it—through STEM Scouts. We bring science, technology, engineering and math together in fun new ways. Learn, invent and discover new things while working with professionals in STEM fields.

The Pathway to Adventure Council is currently offering STEM Scouts opportunities to youth in our Blackhawk, Founders, Indian Trails, and Twin Lakes districts during the 2016-2017 school year.  To see if your school falls within one of our current focus areas, visit our council site and click on “District Map.”

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What is STEM Scouts?

STEM Scouts is a national pilot program from the Boy Scouts of America, focused on fun ways for girls and boys, grades 3 - 12, to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Using hands-on activities, STEM Scouts also encourages young minds’ natural curiosity and helps build interest in the STEM-related careers that are so crucial to our future economy.

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The experiments in STEM Labs are a chance to be creative, develop your leadership skills and learn to think like a STEM professional.


See how real people in real companies use experiments like the ones you do in STEM Scouts to invent the future.


Pave the way for a future career. STEM jobs are projected to grow 17% by 2018, and salaries average 26% more than for non-STEM jobs.


Interaction with professionals and opportunities to publish work in a peer-reviewed journal increase your chances for scholarships.


Use your hands. Shake it up. Perform cool science experiments. Spark a chemical reaction or two. Share new ideas in small teams with your friends.

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Whether you're interested in becoming a STEM Scout, volunteer, leader or host, we have a place for you. Learn more about how you can be involved in sparking curiosity and exploring the world around you.

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