Valley Boy Scouts Get New STEM Education Shelter

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Science and technology have been an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America organization for years and now, troops in the Shenandoah Valley finally have a facility to support that end.

Camp Shenandoah in Augusta County cut the ribbon Thursday on its new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education shelter.

Scout leaders say STEM is critical not only to schools but also to scouts.

"We wanted to start a program here to match all the merit badges that we offer, which is over 23, and our goal is to be able to provide a center here where we can focus on STEM and have the boys earn those badges, but also gain that knowledge and practical knowledge as they move through their life,” said James Milham, Stonewall Jackson Area Council scout executive.

The camp plans to add roll-down doors as well as a fireplace to the shelter sometime in the near future.

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