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Maryland Cub Scouts Make STEM A Part Of Their Plan

For the Cub Scouts of Pack 759 in Ashton, Md., STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) isn’t just a way to fill the time between meetings.

It’s the FOCUS of their meetings.

Starting back in 2012, those Cub Scouts have been participating in STEM-related events every month. Topics such as meteorology, chemistry, astronomy, machines, engineering, paleontology and wildlife conservation have made their way into the pack’s regularly scheduled activities.

A few examples:

• For chemistry, the boys made dry ice and slime.

• For physics, they studied the effects of gravity on marbles.

• For astronomy, they went on a night hike and looked at the stars.

• For paleontology, they visited a dinosaur park.

• For technology, they studied video games!

In the future, they will do model rockets.

Learn more about Pack 759’s STEM-related activities here. (Link works best from desktop or laptop computers.)

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Learn more about the BSA’s STEM program here.

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