The Baltimore Area Council is proud to be at the front-end of STEM programming. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We have built a strong tradition over the past two years with events at Fort Meade, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and several other locations across Central Maryland.

    The STEM disciplines are considered by many to be the foundation for academic and professional fields of an advanced society. In many forums – including political/governmental and academic – the strength of the STEM workforce is viewed as an indicator of a nation’s ability to sustain itself.

    What does this mean? In the Baltimore Area Council, we are working hard to align ourselves with local education and other programs to help enrich the lives of Scouts. That’s at the very core of our mission, and can truly expose young people to another world. Did you know that STEM program has existed in the Boy Scouts of America since the very beginning of our program? Some of the very first merit badges were STEM related; they just weren’t referred to that way. A great example is Computers merit badge which has been offered since 1968. That’s much earlier than computers were adopted in the mainstream, and we have continued to be cutting edge including the recent release of the Robotics Merit Badge.

     STEM recognition in the BSA comes in the form of the NOVA award and the prestigious SUPERNOVA award. These awards are presented to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers who display knowledge and understanding of STEM concepts through the completion of project requirements. More information can found by clicking the links to the right. 



Important Resources
STEM Overview
NOVA/SuperNOVA Requirements
SuperNOVA Mentor Information 
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For more information on the BAC STEM program, please contact:


STEM Staff Advisor Phone Number

E-Mail Address

Daniel Ksiazek 443-573-2525
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Baltimore Area Council

701 Wyman Park | Baltimore MD | 21211
(443) 573-2500

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road | Whiteford, MD | 21160


 Schapiro Scout Service Center (Council headquarters)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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