Where Scouting Innovates

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STEM Scouts

For 106 years, the BSA has grown the future leaders of our nation.  While the Scouting mission has remained the same,  innovative methods of reaching youth have evolved.  Scouting innovates by drawing from our rich history to respond to the demands of today.

Innovative programs teach powerful real-life skills. STEM Scouts, Sustainability, and Workforce Development programs grow future leaders for our nation. Looking to the future includes creating endowments, scholarships and camperships to ensure financial stability. Endowments secure the foundation of Scouting.

August 2016| STEM Scouts Rocketing into More Councils!
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August 18, 2016 |  After a successful initial pilot in Knoxville, Tennessee, the BSA expanded STEM Scouts to 12 additional councils in 2015. By Spring 2016, STEM Scouts grew by more than 30 percent. This surge demonstrates how the program is meeting a need among young people and parents to get involved in a values-based learning experience growing a child’s understanding of concepts they learn in the classroom. As part of the Growing Future Leaders campaign, the Foundation is raising $50 million for STEM Scouts to meet the explosive demand for this new program.