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You can help a Kid Pursue a Career in STEM!

Did you know that you could be the spark that helps a child decide to pursue a career in STEM?  Volunteer to be a STEM mentor today and start a child on their way to excelling in STEM.

2020 Volunteer Events

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Conservation Day – March 8th in Bastrop

Like the outdoors?  Want to help a great local non-profit out and help save a unique Texas ecosystem! 

  • What: Volunteers will help youth and adults do conservation work in the beautiful Lost Pines. Conservation work helps reduce the risk of another major forest fire and restores habitat for several endangered and threatened species. 
  • How many Volunteers needed - 20
  • When: March 8th, 8am to 12 noon. Volunteers are welcome to stay later to get a guided tour of the camp and, if available, participate in an activity. 
  • Where: Lost Pines Scout Reservation. Please enter the camp and drove straight down the road to the main parking area (marked on the map). Please remember that our speed limit is 10 mph because we do have a large amount of both kids and wildlife using the roads.  (map)
  • What to bring: Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring a bottle of water and a hat.  

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STEM Midway at STEMboree – March 21st in Austin

STEMboree is a STEM festival where all youth are invited to come learn about STEM fields, take classes on topics like programming, physics, space and art, and meet STEM professional role models. Volunteers from various companies are invited to come host a booth and show youth from all over Austin what amazing things the company does in STEM 

  • What: Volunteers or companies are needed to host a table. You can do an activity, hand out freebies or just show off sometime awesome about your company.
  • How many company table teams needed - 10
  • When: March 21th, 9:30am to 2:30pm. The midway is open from 10-2 but table host are urged to set up starting at 9:30am. The midway is open to anyone and is free.
  • Where: Frank Fickett Scout Scout Training and Service Center. Parking is available onsite. (Map)
  • What to bring: We will provide the tables and chairs but you will need to bring your own display materials. 
  • Feel free to email Jessica.snider@scouting.org if you have any questions or would like any advice on what to bring or do. 

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Build Your App Day - March 28th in Austin

Programming and App design are some of the hottest future careers in the Technology industry today. To help youth learn about programming, Capitol Area Council, BSA has challenged all youth in our programs to build an app to help address on of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Youth will then pitch their App and can win money for their unit. 

  • What: Volunteers are needed to help youth in this free one day event work on or develop their app design
  • How many Volunteers needed - 20
  • When: March 28th, 11am-2pm or 2pm to 5pm
  • Where: Anderson High School Applied Technology Center. (Map)
  • What to bring: A bottle of water. 

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Hornaday Awards Weekend – April 18th in Bastrop

Come volunteer at one of the largest BSA Conservation Learning Events in the country. At this natural sciences education weekend, named after famed Conservationist William T Hornaday, over 500 people from across Texas and the nation will gather to learn about topics from Fly Fishing to Environmental Science, Birds to Gardening. 

  • What: Volunteers are invited to visit the event, help with a class and a conservation project, and then talk to youth at the event during lunch.
  • How many Volunteers needed - 20
  • When: April 19th, 9am to 1pm 
  • Where: Lost Pines Scout Reservation. Please enter the camp and drove straight down the road to the main parking area (marked on the map). Please remember that our speed limit is 10mph because we do have a large amount of both kids and wildlife using the roads. A representative form the Council will be waiting at the end of the parking area nearest the climbing tower (map). 
  • What to bring: A bottle of water, gloves, closed toed shoes, a hat and please come dressed for the weather.  

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TechLab: Oceans Austin STEAM Camp - June and July

Come volunteer at one of the oldest and best BSA STEAM Camps in the country. Youth from all over Austin join us over the summer to learn about Photography, Welding, Programming, Design, Geology and much more!

  • What: Volunteers are invited to visit the event, help with a class and a conservation project, and then talk to youth at the event during lunch.
  • How many Volunteers needed - 10
  • When: June 18 (10am or 1pm), June 24 (10am or 1pm), July 16 (10am or 1pm), July 22 (10am or 1pm)
  • Where: Anderson High School. Park in the main parking area and a representative of the camp will meet you at the front gate marked on the map (map). 
  • What to bring: A bottle of water, gloves, closed toed shoes, and please come dressed for the weather.  

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STEM Adventure Weekend - Sept 27th in Bastrop

Come be part of one of largest gathering of Scouts coming to learn about STEM careers and skills in the state of Texas.  At this weekend event Scouts learn about skills like welding, engineering and space science from professionals in each field.  

  • What: Volunteers are invited to visit the event, help with a class, and then talk to youth at the event during lunch.
  • How many Volunteers needed - 20
  • When: Sept 26th, 9am to 1pm 
  • Where: Lost Pines Scout Reservation. Please enter the camp and drove straight down the road to the main parking area (marked on the map). Please remember that our speed limit is 10mph because we do have a large amount of both kids and wildlife using the roads. A representative form the Council will be waiting at the end of the parking area nearest the climbing tower (map). 
  • What to bring: A bottle of water, closed toed shoes, a hat and please come dressed for the weather

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Hornaday Awards Weekend - Oct 17th in Bastrop

 Come volunteer at one of the largest BSA Conservation Learning Events in the country. At this natural sciences education weekend, named after famed Conservationist William T Hornaday, over 500 people from across Texas and the nation will gather to learn about topics from Fly Fishing to Environmental Science, Birds to Gardening. 

  • What: Volunteers are invited to visit the event, help with a class and a conservation project, and then talk to youth at the event during lunch.
  • How many Volunteers needed - 20
  • When: Oct 17th, 9am to 1pm 
  • Where: Lost Pines Scout Reservation. Please enter the camp and drove straight down the road to the main parking area (marked on the map). Please remember that our speed limit is 10mph because we do have a large amount of both kids and wildlife using the roads. A representative form the Council will be waiting at the end of the parking area nearest the climbing tower (map). 
  • What to bring: A bottle of water, gloves, closed toed shoes, a hat and please come dressed for the weather.  

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Hour of Code - Nov 14th, 2020 in Austin

Ready to help youth learn to code!   Learning to code can help get someone a better job and more money when they become adults. 

  • What: Volunteers are invited to serve as mentors to youth during their Hour of Code coding time.
  • How many Volunteers needed - 70
  • When:  NOVth, 10am to 12pm  with a free lunch from noon to 1:30pm. 
  • Where: ACC Highland Campus ACCelerator Computer Lab (map). 
  • What to bring: A bottle of water, closed toed shoes, a hat and please come dressed for the weather