The most important thing that an adult leader can do to positively impact his/her Scouts or Venturers is to become trained for the position in which they are serving. Most leaders are familiar with Cub Scout Leader Position Specific and Scoutmaster Specific training. In the Scouting world, we also have training specific for those who want to implement STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs within their pack, troop, or crew!
Unit STEM Coordinator Training prepares adult leaders to implement STEM activities into their meetings and outings but also gives a thorough orientation to the Nova Awards program and qualifies participants to guide Scouts through those awards. It also includes a brief overview of the Supernova Awards. The training includes lecture but also discussion and hands-on activities! It is appropriate for any adult leader in a Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, or Venturing crew. District and council level volunteers are also encouraged to participate! The training is open for any Scouting volunteers, including those outside the Old North State Council. Professional Scouters are welcome as well!
The next training is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Old North State Council office in Greensboro. Registration can be completed by filling out this form Unit STEM Coordinator Registration Flier and sending it, along with payment, to the Scout office at the address provided on the form. Cost is $10 and includes materials, pizza, and a position patch! Participants should bring the Nova Guidebook for their level of Scouting but if you don’t have one, you can indicate that on the registration form and we’ll include it in the cost for an additional $4. Registration will close on Friday, October 7 at 5:00 PM.
Every unit should have at least one person trained as the Unit STEM Coordinator! We’ll see you on October 12th!