STEM University 2017

Registration now open for STEM University at CCM


In collaboration with County College of Morris, Patriots’ Path Council is inviting middle and high-school age Boy Scouts, Sea Scout, Venturing and Exploring members from all of our council area to participate in a day of STEM related activities on the County College of Morris Campus in Randolph on November 4th, 2017.

Click here for the information flyer:

To register please visit:

This is open to Venturing, Exploring, Sea Scouts, and Boy Scouts ages 13 – 20. This program is limited to 100 scouts on a first come, first served basis.

For further information, please contact Kevin Alton at [email protected] or Bill San Filippo at (862) 777-2524 or [email protected].

STEM Adventure 2017


 Who: Open to all students in first through sixth grade (for both boys and girls, Scouts and non-Scouts)

Where: Boy Scouts of America Headquarters (1 Saddle Rd, Cedar Knolls, NJ)

Thursday, November 9

  • 8:45 am – 3:45 pm
  • $40 per day per student*
  • Ozobots, astronomy, chemistry, engineering, and more!

Friday, November 10

  • 8:45 am – 3:45 pm
  • $40 per day per student*
  • STEM activities & presenters
  • Special STEAM activity

Beforecare: $5.00 per student (each day) – 7 am- 8:45 am Aftercare:    $10.00 per student (each day) – 3:45 pm- 6 pm



For more information:

Bill SanFilippo, STEM Executive at (973) 765-9322 x227 or [email protected]

*This program is organized by the Boy Scouts of America and all participants will be asked to register for insurance reasons.

Event Flyer here: STEM Adventure 2017 flyer FINAL

STEM Committee

Patriots’ Path Council’s STEM Committee locally implements the Boy Scouts of America’s STEM Nova program, doing our part toward the greater goal of enhancing an appreciation of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by youth.

From archery to welding, Scouts can’t help but enjoy the wide range of STEM-related activities.

What is STEM-Nova?

The BSA’s Nova Awards program helps scouts explore how fascinating STEM can be. While the Supernova awards have more rigorous requirements, each Nova award covers one discipline — science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

  • Cub Scout Nova awards: Science Everywhere, Down and Dirty, Nova WILD!, Out of this World, Tech Talk, Swing! and 1-2-3 Go!
  • Boy Scout Nova awards: Shoot!, Let It Grow!, Start Your Engines, Whoosh! and Designed to Crunch
  • Venturer Scout Nova awards: Launch!, Power Up, Hang On! and Numbers Don’t Lie

How Can Adult Leaders Help?

  1. Encourage Nova awards. Packs, Troops, and Crews can encourage your youth to work on the age-appropriate STEM Award. Similar to many BSA advancement requirements, any registered adult can be a counselor for the Nova awards. Once a Cub, Scout, or Venturer has completed the requirements, the unit can purchase the appropriate patch/device and award it at an appropriate recognition ceremony.
  2. Become a Supernova Mentor. Youth who complete NOVA awards and want to work on the Supernova award need to work through a PPC-approved Mentor, similar to a merit badge counselor. Adults with a vocation, avocation, or special training in STEM are invited to sign up as mentors.
  3. Host a field trip. If you have a connection to a cool STEM lab, factory, museum or other site that might make a great STEM partner, tour, field trip, or overnight let us know. Tell us what the opportunity is, if there is a cost, target age group, how it will improve STEM education for our Scouting youth, and how you can help make the experience happen.
  4. Create an InstaSTEM or MinuteSTEM. Patriots’ Path Council has pioneered the concepts of InstaSTEM and MinuteSTEM documents to help other Scouting volunteers include STEM programming in their units. We are always looking to expand our library! All of the information can be found at the InstaSTEM/MinuteSTEM page.

We Need Partners!

Patriots’ Path Council is looking for corporate partnering with expertise, commitment, and resources (facilities, time, or money) can help us provide valuable STEM experiences for Scouts aged 6-20. Please join us on this exciting venture.


Looking for a great way to get your Cub Scouts started on their BSA Nova Awards? The Patriots’ Path Council STEM Committee has assembled self-contained BSA Nova Award program boxes complete with program materials and leader’s guides for select Cub Scout NOVA Awards:

  • Science Everywhere
  • Tech Talk
  • SWING!
  • 1-2-3 Go!

Each STEM box can be reserved thru the council service center in Cedar Knolls. This FREE resource does require a $20 deposit just to make sure all items are returned and received back on time (within one week). The STEM committee welcomes the deposit as a donation to keep the STEM boxes filled with equipment for years to come.

Please download and share the Flyer and Request Form.