Youth Presentations to Cubs
For both Boy Scouts and Venturers, there are two Supernova awards that require the youth to present a Nova or other STEM activity to a Cub Scout Pack (or other youth group if a CS Pack is not available). Here are some ideas, stated as advice to your youth, for how to do that in ways that are fun for the Cub Scouts.
- Find some cool STEM activities that are age-appropriate either at a library or on the internet. You don't have to design the activities yourself, although you are welcome to do so if you wish. Pick activities that you're pretty certain are going to be fun. There is lots of fun STEM stuff out there. See the Links tab above for some ideas of where to start looking.
- Check in with your mentor and the Cubmaster or Den Leader about what you plan to do, to make sure they are on board with your plan and that your safety protocols are on target.
- Make sure the activities you bring to the Cub Scouts are hands-on activities in which they get to be active participants, rather than passive observers.
- ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS do a trial run of your activity. Do a trial run at least a week ahead of time, so that if anything goes wrong or not as you planned, you have time to acquire new materials and try again. Repeat your trial run the day before or the day of the presentation to make sure it's going to work.