STEM Based Organizations

Collaborating With Outside Organizations

Scouting succeeds because of its strong volunteer base, and the Boy Scouts of America's STEM initiative and Nova Awards program are no different. Collaborating with individuals and groups that share our interest in young people and understand the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics makes sense. This wider involvement helps local councils more effectively develop a solid Nova Awards program to attract and retain youth members of all ages.

Here are just a few recommended prospects to help bolster council STEM programs, training opportunities, fundraising efforts, and volunteer recruitment efforts.

Government entities such as:

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Department of the Interior

Bureau of Land Management

U.S. Department of Defense

Federal and state fish and wildlife departments

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Colleges and universities

U.S. Forest Service

County extension offices

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

City and county water authorities

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Military bases

Natural Resources Conservation Service

National and state parks

Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

Any business that links to a STEM-related topic—here are a few:

Animal science

Model design and building

Astronomy

Nature

Chemistry

Nutrition

Computers

Nuclear science

Drafting

Oceanography

Electronics

Pets

Energy

Photography

Engineering

Plant science

Environmental science

Reptiles and amphibians

Forestry

Robotics

Geography

Soil and water conservation

Geology

Space exploration

Inventing

Weather

Mammal study

Welding

Medicine

Wildlife conservation

 


Any place STEM is the center of interest:

Museums

Nature areas or centers

Planetariums

Wildlife parks

Zoos

 

 

Friendstorming On Tour, No. 510-003, explains how councils can use their Key 3 and nominating committees to
attract prospective volunteers for district service.