University to host STEM for Scouts Camp

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b2ap3_thumbnail_STEM-logo-Rev.jpgWaynesburg University will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for Scouts Camp Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25. Boy Scouts entering sixth grade through current high school seniors are invited to attend.

Boy Scouts can earn up to five Merit Badges by participating in the camp. Waynesburg University will offer 13 different badges including chemistry, digital technology, engineering, environmental science, geocaching and sustainability, among others.

Waynesburg University will offer small camp classes with individualized instruction. All classes will be taught by University professors who are experts in the merit badge field.

“We are thrilled to continue the tradition of scouting at Waynesburg University with this camp opportunity,” said University Provost Dr. Jacquelyn Core. “As a scout leader, it is important that merit badge instruction be of high quality, and the Boy Scouts of America works hard to ensure that merit badge counselors are appropriately qualified.  At Waynesburg University, we are uniquely positioned with a cadre of experts in science, technology, engineering and math capable and excited to teach scouts these skills.  Who better to teach these skills than University professors teaching in their fields of expertise?”

Registration is limited to the first 50 scouts. The camp cost is $450 per camper, which includes lodging in air conditioned dorms, three meals a day in the dining facilities of the university, a t-shirt, a patch and all activities. Scouts can provide a roommate preference to room with a friend.

Activities include evening campfires and fun, hands-on STEM activities. Scouts will work on Boy Scouts of America (BSA) NOVA science awards during camp. The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with fun activities and exposure to STEM-related fields.

Registration opens Tuesday, April 1, at http://info.waynesburg.edu/STEMcamp.

Waynesburg University’s history of scouting initiatives and education will continue with STEM for Scouts Camp, as well as its second annual Merit Badge University Saturday, Oct. 25, on the campus of Waynesburg University.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu