STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Cub Scouts is called Swing explores levers
Here is what the program helps say about this theme:
“This month’s theme promotes creativity, imagination, and resourcefulness. Close your eyes and dream. Cub Scouts will learn that the sky’s the limit when it comes to a great idea. The boys will also see that anyone with an idea and the desire can be an inventor.”
Use the Invention Convention Cub Scout pack meeting plan for February’s Cub Scout core value of Resourcefulness.
In an egg drop challenge, Scouts try to design a container which can prevent an egg from breaking when dropped. This is an excellent project to get kids interested in science and engineering.
My boys loved this book! It shows them how to make miniature catapults, bows, and other projectile machines out of common office supplies. This book would make a great basis for a open house or a just for a fun meeting.