Friday, January 2, 2015

2014's Most Read Posts on ScoutingForward ...


A look back at some of the most-read posts of 2014 on ScoutingForward:

Our first STEM event for the new council will be Cub Scout Science Nova Day at the Museum of Science & Industry (MS&I) in Chicago on January 31st. Registration is limited for this inaugural event, and we encourage you to register sooner rather than later; we are expecting the event to sell out. Cub Scouts may attend with their families, dens or packs. Registration for Cub Scouts includes museum entry, an activity guide and a souvenir patch. Additional patches can be ordered for family members or friends who come along. Cub Scouts who complete the activity guide will earn the Science belt loop and the Science Everywhere Nova award (Scouts will need to inform their den leader or advancement chair that they have earned the awards in order to receive them and be recognized at their pack meeting). The activity guide can probably be completed in just a couple of hours, but of course you are invited to spend the day at the museum, exploring the many fascinating exhibits (Numbers in Nature is especially fun). Purchase lunch at the museum’s cafeteria or bring a bag lunch and make a day of family fun. To register, click here: http://nwsc.doubleknot.com/event/cub-scout-nova-day-at-the-museum-of-science-and-industry/1619232 

The Oakbrook Microsoft location adds Astronomy to the list of workshops offered to Boy Scouts, and Cub Scout Belt Loop workshops for Photography, Video Games, Computers and Astronomy can be scheduled by request.  

Learn about how to set up a Club, Post or Crew to design and build Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) including quad copters. Click on the national FOX & Friends news coverage to learn more about the program. Click on link to see Fox News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueU6Hp5LfEk

Canstruction is a unique event in which middle school youth will participate in a competition to build themed structures entirely out of canned food.

"A Chicago Eagle Scout who was shot in the leg last year while shielding a friend from the same gunfire that killed his classmate Hadiya Pendleton is being honored by the Boy Scouts of America for his heroic actions."

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