The ScoutCircle hangout is a presentation and question and answer period with fellow Scouters across the country and around the world.
The inaugural topic is the BSA’s new STEM/Nova program launched in 2012. This program is focused on developing the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities across the scouting program with materials and requirements for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing. The Nova Awards are recognition for completion of requirements that introduce STEM topics to the scouts, and the Supernova Awards are recognition for completion of requirements that include a considerable effort
During the hangout the STEM/Nova program will be introduced and discussed by Lisa Balbes and Matt Myers. Lisa is chemist and a volunteer in the St. Louis Area Council focused on bringing the program to scouts in her area. Matt is a professional scouter that was a Program Development Specialist with the National Council during the creation of the Nova program. Our Keynote Speakers’ presentation lasts about thirty minutes followed by answers and discussion related to questions from the audience.
HOW DO I SEE IT?
If you have a Google+ account you can watch the hangout and comment in Google+. If you don’t have a Google+ account go to www.scoutcircle.org to view the streaming video.
HOW CAN I JOIN IN?
We’ll be gathering questions for the Q&A via G+ comments, email, and the Twitter hashtag #scoutcircle. Only the presenters and moderators will be ‘live’ participants, but there will potentially be several “parking lot” hangouts after the program hosted by other volunteers to continue the discussion.
ScoutCircle is a volunteer effort aimed at assisting our fellow Scouters and is not officially sanctioned, sponsored, nor endorsed by The Boy Scouts of America.