Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22, 2017, over one-thousand seven hundred Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families will come together at the IPFW campus to celebrate 100 years of Boy Scouts in northeastern Indiana. The celebration will include an exciting weekend of camping and hands-on activities at the IPFW campus. Scouts will learn about all aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) while having fun through active, creative programming.
Cub Scouts ages 5-11 will learn about everything from chromatography to aerodynamics and principles of motion and reactions through pop rockets and rocket pinwheels in a hands-on, creative and engaging environment. Older Scouts ages 12-21, will participate in hands-on STEAM-themed demonstrations by local businesses and organizations and IPFW professors – from 3D printing, environmental science, atomic microscopes and electrical circuits to drum lines, musical presentations on behalf of Sweetwater, theatrical and art demonstrations, drones and more.
With the support of more than 2,000 registered adult leaders, Anthony Wayne Area Council, Boy Scouts of America offers leadership and character development programs to more than 5,600 youth in 11 counties in Northeast Indiana. The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 2.3 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and nearly 1 million adult volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories.