Activities for Scout and Youth Groups

STEMFest offers several opportunities for scouting and youth groups to get involved, learn new concepts, explore STEM careers and earn patches.

Girl Scouts' Passport to My Future

STEMfest Passport Patch for Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts who participate can receive an embroidered Passport to My Future activity patch by completing their choice of activities in each of the STEM areas and recording their experiences in a passport form. As part of their activities, girls will have their photo taken, and through the wonders of digital photo processing, will take home a photo as a professional in one of several STEM careers.

Boy Scouts and Youth Group Patches

STEMfest Patch for Boy Scouts

Anyone interested in earning a patch should find the Scout and Youth Group table to obtain a worksheet of activities to complete as they explore STEMfest. When finished, participants can return to the table and purchase their choice of STEM patches.


Students who complete this year's activities may purchase patches. Large patches are $2, and the small circular disciplinary and rectangular alumnae patches are $1 each.


Contact Judith Dymond, or 815-753-4751.

Register your group

Passport to My Future was originally funded by a mini-grant from the Illinois Girls Collaborative Project, a regional project of the National Girls Collaborative Project which is funded by the National Science Foundation.


STEMFest 2019 is Saturday, October 19th!

Please keep me informed of upcoming events!