Scouts Australia

SciScouts

SciScouts is an innovative Scouting program that has been running in the ACT since 2015. So far we have run several Astronomyprograms in partnership with Mount Stromlo Observatory, a Chemistry program in collaboration with the ANU School of Chemistry; a SciScouts: Environment program; and have just received another major grant to run SciScouts: Engineering over 12 month period from May 2018-May 2019.

Why it works so well for Scouts is that we are nurturing an already naturally inquisitive audience, building excitement and participation rates, influencing career aspirations, as well as just providing pure and simple inspiration in science discovery and innovation. And Scouts, definitely fits the model of learning by doing so hands-on activities are one of the most effective ways to get youth engaged and interested in STEM.

 

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 support via an Australian Government Inspiring Australia Maker Project (Stream B) grant.

Some upcoming fun for 2018:

 

Joey Scout Imagineering Challenge

Term 2: Sunday 20 May 2018

Melrose High School - Hall and Science Centre

Engineering fun for Joey Scouts

 

Engineering Extravaganza

Term 3: Sunday 19 August 2018

Melrose High School - Hall and Science Centre

Engineering games for Cubs, Scouts and Venturers

 

NSW Lones Scouts - SciScouts: Engineering mini program

Murum Weeklong Camp

Sunday 30 September - Sunday 7 October 2018

Camp Canobolas, Orange, NSW

 

Series of ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science outreach workshops

Camp Cottermouth, ACT

Dates TBC

 

Purchase of Solar Buddy solar kits

Various

Dates TBC

 

For further information:

Kate Lehane

Branch Commissioner - STEM

Scouts ACT

E: stem@scoutsact.com.au

M: 0413 482 123

 

 

Join Scouts

Click Here

Join Scouts