Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.
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June 20, 2016:
Scouts Canada STEM at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2016
Scouts Canada STEM was represented at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire held at Pacific National Exhibition Forum hall on June 11 and 12th, 2016. The Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow the community.
This is the second year that Scouts Canada STEM has sponsored a booth offering hands on activities and presenting promotional materials. This year we attracted both kids and adults with our LED light giveaway, light seeking robots, world’s smallest arcade and Scouts Canada robots. On display were some of Scouts Canada STEM examples of activities such as the Space Exploration kit and solar cars.
This year was quite successful with the event posting the largest attendance ever of over 5000 attendees. Scouts Canada STEM estimates that over 350 Scouts business cards were handed out. Many families were introduced to Scouts Canada and others were impressed that Scouts were offering STEM activities. Many exhibitors or attendees have or have had a Scouting background. Scouts that are attracted to making and exploring things fit into the Maker movement. Likewise kids who want to explore things will be attracted to the Scouting movement.
Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers seven challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada. Over 74,000 young people enjoy Scouts Canada’s programs, which are provided by 23,000 caring and dedicated volunteers. Scouts Canada’s national office is located in Ottawa.