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LOUIS—The first seven Scouts who earned the new Boy Scouts of America’s Nova Award in the Greater St. Louis Area Council
were presented their recognitions by John Sondag, President of AT&T
Missouri. Mr. Sondag presented the
awards on Oct. 17, 2012, during an event at AT&T.
"Getting young people involved in a STEM
(science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum is very important. I am
proud of AT&T's continued commitment to education through our $250 million
Aspire Program," said Sondag, a member of the Council's Executive
Board. "We are partnering with the
Boy Scout Council on this STEM initiative because it builds a strong
educational foundation for our youth. A
foundation important for them and for our country."
presented a donation of $15,000 during the event to provide funding for the
council’s new STEM initiatives. They
include robotics programs, science activities and outdoor experiences.
Boy Scouts of America's Nova Awards
incorporates learning with fun activities and exposure to STEM-related
fields. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and
Venturers can work on requirements for a wide range of awards.
The Nova awards are presented for cumulative achievement of awards and
badges in each of the STEM areas.
Counselors and mentors help bring the engaging, contemporary and fun program
to thousands of young people.
information on the program can be found at stem.stlbsa.orgPhotographs from event by Bruce Bollinger:
Ron Green (front row, center-left), Scout Executive of the Greater St. Louis
Area Council, accepts a donation of $15,000 from John Sondag, President of
AT&T Missouri, on Oct. 17. The presentation was made as the first Scouts
from the Greater St. Louis Area Council were presented with the first Nova
Awards for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) achievements. Photograph by Bruce Bollinger.More event
photographs by Bruce Bollinger: