News from the STEM Office
Merit Badge Jamboree
Posted on: January 22, 2014 08:00 EST by Angela Moran
The USNA National Eagle Scouts Association and the STEM Office hosted a Merit Badge Jamboree for over 500 scouts and 150 scout leaders on January 18, 2014.
Each scout was able to complete the requirements for two badges from STEM choices including Engineering, Chemistry, Aviation,Space Exploration, Computer Science, Nuclear Science, Oceanography, Weather, Electronics, Energy, Radio, Robotics, Medicine, Electricity.
A new addition this year was a session for scouts attempting to complete requirements for the new NOVA award in engineering, designed to stimulate interest in STEM fields. All sessions were led by NESA midshipmen using hands on activities, real world demonstrations and engaging lectures to convey the concepts to the younger scouts.