Partnering with STEM Scouts to Help Youth Build Confidence
March 23, 2023

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Partnering with STEM Scouts to Help Youth Build Confidence

The Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America, offers a STEM Scout program for girls and boys in third through eighth grade. In STEM Scouts, young people learn the values of the Scout Oath and Law while participating in lab activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). STEM Lab comprises five to 15 youth who meet weekly with volunteer lab managers to engage in lab modules, such as Chemistry Mania, Hydro-Hype, Robotics, and more.

STEM Scouts is an extracurricular activity; some labs meet immediately after school, and others meet in the evening. The labs include presentations from professionals in STEM fields and visits to facilities where they work. Since the program began, it has expanded to include a mobile lab, day camps, and other communities throughout the district.

County Materials, through the Sonnentag American Foundation, targets support to worthy organizations like Samoset Council. We partner with organizations that support individuals in four key service areas: Hunger & Homelessness Support, Service Members & Veterans Support, Sexual Abuse & Domestic Assault Services, and Mentoring & Skills Building.