STEM Programs

stem days

What is STEM?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

STEM in Scouting:

The Boy Scouts of America has created a new emphasis that incorporates elements of STEM within our current advancement programs. The BSA’s STEM initiative gives Scouts an opportunity to explore relevant skills and experiences, and for their achievements to be recognized through the development of the STEM NOVA and Supernova awards. Working with an adult counselor or mentor, the various modules allow them to explore the basic principles of STEM and discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be.

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About the Event


For Scouts and Non-Scout Youth in the Bay Area


Day Activities/Program for all Ages

When: Saturdays
Where: SFBAC 1001 Davis St, San Leandro, CA
Why: To encourage participation, foster interest, and increase knowledge in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, while at the same time, providing some of the traditional elements of a large scouting activity.

$60 for each session

Adult participation is required. Included in the fee.

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-Earn requirements toward the BSA NOVA awards
-See first-hand some of Silicon Valley's newest technologies
-Meet and learn from scientists, engineers, technology specialists, and mathematicians from real businesses and industries.
-Discover, build, create, experience hands-on activities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Detailed Time Schedule:

Check-in   8:30 AM
Morning Session  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Check-in  12:30 PM
Afternoon Session  1:00 - 4:00 PM 

Scouts will need to choose which STEM track they want prior to registering.

The study of the world through experiment. The world is composed of animal, water, soil and plants among others all of which are being studied in science.

A particular method of solving practical problems that comes out of research in science and technology.

The practical application of science to commerce or industry.

The study of measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols.


Cub Scout STEM day - Science - January 23, 2016

Cub Scout STEM day - Tech

 - March 12, 2016

Cub Scout STEM day - Engineering

 - April 16, 2016

Advance registration is required.

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STEM E-list

To receive up to date information on this great event, click the link below,
create a profile and sign-up for the STEM Encampment E-list!

STEM Event E-List

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Is this event only for scouts?

The STEM Event may be attended by anyone. The program that is offered to the youth is structured around the BSA's STEM / Nova program. For more information on that program, please visit the Boy Scouts of America STEM / Nova page.

STEM Event Committee

STEM Chairman
Committee Staff Advisor

Rhys Potts

Staff Advisor

Risk Management
Staff Advisor

Michelle Rodriguez

Staff Advisor


Staff Advisor

Michelle Rodriguez

Staff Advisor

Jason Lewis