On April 22, 2023, George Mason University’s Chemistry Club is opening their doors to Webelos/AOLs/Scouts BSA and STEM Scouts for guided chemistry workshops!
12:30 – 2pm | Session 1, Lab for grades 4-5
1:30 – 3pm | Session 2, Lab for grades 4-5
2:30 – 5pm | Session 3, Chemistry merit badge for grades 6&up
What to expect:
ScoutsBSA will be able to earn the Chemistry merit badge at the event. There is one pre/post-req but the workshop is otherwise structured to help scouts earn the remaining requirements.
Cub Scouts/STEM Scouts will be able to experience 3 hands-on experiments as well as gain experience in this real university Lab. GMU Chem Club will also demonstrate flame-burning magnesium!
Do you have to be a scout to attend?
No! Please invite a friend. We just ask that all youth register for the age-appropriate session.
In fall 2022, the George Mason University Chemistry Club hosted 40 STEM Scouts/Cub Scouts for a remarkable Lab experience!
The GMU Chem Club dazzled our scouts with 3 hands-on experiments and demonstrations, including flame burning magnesium!
Thank you to David Lieu, former GMU Chem Club President (and current STEM Lab 314 Association Lab Manager) for connecting us to current GMU Chem Club Officers. Thank you to entire Chem Club for sharing your enthusiasm of chemistry, to the Chemistry Department for opening your doors to scouts, and to Professors Dr. Ward and Dr. Banerjee for your leadership to this event!