Scouts Australia

SciScouts: Engineering

 

SciScouts is an innovative Scouting program that has been running in the ACT since 2015. So far we’ve enjoyed several Astronomy programs in partnership with Mount Stromlo Observatory, a Chemistry program in collaboration with the ANU School of Chemistry; a SciScouts: Environment program; and have in 2018 we will be running SciScouts: Engineering from May 2018-May 2019.

Evidence has shown that hands-on activities are one of the most effective ways to get youth engaged and interested in STEM, aligning with the Scouting model of learning by doing. SciScouts is nurturing an already naturally inquisitive audience of young people, so we are just providing the opportunities to build excitement and participation rates, potentially influence career aspirations, and to provide pure and simple inspiration in science discovery and innovation.

SciScouts: Engineering will be brought to you by Scouts ACT’s SciScouts team, supported by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science and Engineers Australia! We are fortunate to have received funding via an Australian Government Inspiring Australia Maker Project (Stream B) grant.

1.    Joey Scout Imagineering Challenge

Term 2: Sunday 20 May 2018

8:45am-2:30pm, with 45 min lunch break

Melrose High School - Hall and Science Centre

Engineering fun for Joey Scouts

Seven half-hour rotations including: spaghetti towers, Joey Jenga, PaintBots, Jumping Cow craft, Geodesic dome, Lego Joey Jeeps, Joey powered rockets and engineering-inspired story-telling!

Cost: Joey Scouts and Pre-Junior Guides $7.50, Leaders and Adult Helpers with WWVP card $5.00; includes morning tea, sausage sizzle, popper and a SciScouts: Engineering badge.

Booking link for the JS Imagineering Challenge: https://www.trybooking.com/UQER

Please note: Bookings must be made as a group by one nominated leader or adult. Requiredsupervision ratios of 1 Leader/Adult with WWVP to 6 Joey Scouts/Pre-Junior Guides. Individual bookings will be not be accepted unless by prior arrangement.

2.    Engineering Extravaganza

Term 3: Sunday 19 August 2018.

Melrose High School - Hall and Science Centre

Engineering games for Cubs, Scouts and Venturers

Three 2-hour workshop sessions, run in conjunction with an Engineering Expo running all day from 9am-4.30pm. Groups will be allocated to a workshop within each timeslot: Spaghetti bridges, Straw towers, Geodesic domes and Mousetrap racers.

 

  • Session 1: Cubs/Junior Guides. Registration from 8:00am. Workshop 9 - 11am, then Expo from 11.30am.
  • Session 2: Cubs/Junior Guides/Scouts/Guides. Registration from 10am. Workshop 11.30am - 1:30pm. Expo before/after workshop.
  • Session 3: Scouts/Guides/Venturers/Senior Guides. Registration from 11am. Expo 11.30am-1.30 pm, Workshop 2-4pm.

 

Cost: $5.00/youth member, $2.50/Adult Helpers + Leaders; includes SciScouts: Engineering event badge.

Food: Sausage sizzle and drinks will be available for sale on the day; or BYO picnic.

Booking link for the Engineering Extravaganza: https://www.trybooking.com/UVDY

Please note:Bookings must be made as a group by one nominated leader or adult. Requiredsupervision ratios of 1 Leader/Adult with WWVP to 6 Cubs/Junior Guides; or 12 Scouts/Guides/Venturers/ Senior Guides. Individual bookings will be not be accepted unless by prior arrangement.

Registrations will close Friday 3 August (unless sold out prior, max 330 per session, 990 over the whole day). No refunds will be possible after this date, unless in exceptional circumstances.

3.    Lones Scouts - SciScouts: Engineering program

NSW Lones Scouts - Murum Weeklong Camp

Sunday 30 September - Sunday 7 October 2018

Camp Canobolas, Orange, NSW

4.    ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science outreach workshops

Dates and Venues TBC

5.    Solar Buddy workshops

JOTA/JOTI

Friday 19-21 October 2018

Camp Cottermouth

Bookings via Scouts ACT Radio Team

For further information:

Kate Lehane

Branch Commissioner - STEM

Scouts Australia (ACT Branch)

E: stem@scoutsact.com.au

M: 0413 482 123

 

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