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STEM Scouts is a national pilot program created by the Boy Scouts of America and focused on instilling wonder within today’s youth for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through weekly hands-on after school meetings, using four- to six-week modules based on a theme that cover a plethora of subjects, STEM Scouts is designed to be fun, fast-paced, and thought provoking. This co-ed program is available to elementary school (grades 3-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12) youth and gives all participates a chance to develop better STEM understanding and skills. STEM Scouts aims to recruit STEM professionals as Lab leaders and STEM organizations and companies as partners in order to provide exposure to real-world STEM opportunities.

The Samoset Council has been chosen as one of 12 councils to participate in the expanded STEM Scouts program in order to bring additional learning and growth opportunities to youth in the Wausau, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, and Stevens Point area in 2015. After the initial pilot year, Samoset Council’s goal is to expand into all the districts served by the council. Look for STEM Labs chartered by local businesses and school groups in your area and sign up online. 

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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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