RANDOLPH, NJ – The Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America hosted its second STEM University for Boy Scouts Nov. 4 from across northern and central New Jersey in collaboration with County College of Morris.
Scouts participated in a day of science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related activities at the CCM campus in Randolph, made possible by the support and continued partnership of both organizations.
“I learned that STEM is relevant in the world, we had so much fun,” said James Bermeo, a scout from Long Valley. “I give STEM University at CCM a 10 out of 10 experience, and I will definitely come again.”
CCM faculty and students, along with scouting volunteers from the council STEM committee, provided a variety of workshops, lectures and hands-on activities that focused on astronomy, chemistry labs, advanced manufacturing, cyber security and computer science.
Lunch was accompanied by a panel discussion on the importance of diversity in STEM, moderated by CCM’s Women in STEM club.
Scouts who attended worked on requirements for various STEM Nova awards and merit badges.
For further information about STEM University and the Boy Scouts, please contact the Patriots' Path Council at 973-765-9322 or visit www.ppcbsa.org. To learn more about County College of Morris, please visit www.ccm.edu.
The Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America (Council #358), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of good character, citizenship and personal fitness. Each year, the council serves more than 16,000 youth members and 5,000 leaders in the counties of Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties, as well as parts of Middlesex County. Some 400 local organizations have a Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, venturing crew, varsity team or explorer post as a part of their service to youth.