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Science, technology, engineering, and math aren't just for the classroom anymore. STEM Scouts brings girls and boys together to shape, tinker, explore, and make. From robots to chemical reactions and circuits to insects, STEM Scouts gives kids the opportunity to dive into a breadth of STEM topics while meeting STEM professionals and learning to both work together and lead. The Capitol Area Council, serving 15 counties in the Austin area, is piloting this exciting new program. If you're a local business or school, contact us about how you can bring hands-on STEM education to youth in your community. If you're a parent or student, click on the button below to find a Lab near you or to inquire about future Labs. And keep an eye out - our Vortex Mobile Lab may be coming to a community near you!

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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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