Welcome 

Welcome to this years Scouts in Action Month - Scientific Scouts in Action. Here is your opportunitiy to explore the sciences, physics, space, chemistry and earth sciences. There is plenty of scope for some amazing programs this year and your Group will be able to hook up with local organisations that will visit and demonstrate some pretty amazing stuff.

Science is all around us and it is really cool and there are lots of badges your Joyes, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers can earn whilst having fun learning about how stuff works.

Making slime, elephants toohpaste, a mentos fountain are just a couple of the experiments you can take part in and that is just half the fun, figuring out what is actually happening and understanding the science behind it all is the other half!

This is the 9th year of Scouts in Action and we have almost reached 200,000 participants since 2010 and this year we will easily reach that target but Scouts in Action relies on you spreading the word throughout your Group, District, Region etc.  Spread the word about this years theme and get everyone being part of Scouts in Action Month 2018.

Keep visiting the SiAM web site for updates, programs and other resources that will be rolled out as we hurtle towards August.

To register your Group or Mob, Pack, Troop, Unit or Crew, click on the link below.

Register Here

Ascot Park and Somerton (South Australia) having an awesome Science Night
https://www.facebook.com/SomertonParkSeaScouts/videos/1831416313622126/

Check out the link for some pretty cool stuff!

Kingaroy Joey Scouts (Queensland)
Tonight the Joey's met Mad 
Magpie the scientist. They took part in experiments learning about speed, vibration, sound and chemical reactions. One experiment dealt with creating carbon dioxide by combining bicarb soda with vinegar. They then poured the carbon dioxide gas over the candle flame to extinguish it by starving it from oxygen.

Kingaroy Joeys

Ascot Park and Somerton having an awesome Science Night
https://www.facebook.com/SomertonParkSeaScouts/videos/1831416313622126/

Check out the link for some pretty cool stuff!

Withcott in Queensland

For Scouts in Action Month Withcott Cub Scout Pack went to the Cobb and Co. Museum in Toowoomba for the Curiouser and Curiouser Alice In Wonderland Themed Science Show.

There were hand-on activities where the Cub Scouts learnt to program and fly drones, create holograms, saw the relationship between different sea creatures bacteria, watched a Science show which included some tricks they can do at home and saw the effects of liquid nitrogen on balloons and many other activities. We spent three wonderful fun filled hours at the Museum where they were entertained and amazed by a magician – still have no idea how she turned one small red sponge ball into a heart shaped sponge, sampled chocolate and bubble juice! Seeing the smiles on their faces as they were shown some new trick or learnt something new made this night out and Scouts in Action Month well worth it. Some of us even had Alice In Wonderland characters airbrushed onto our arms! He did say they come off after a few day washing with soap and water!

 

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The 2018 Scouts in Action Month Badge.

2018 SiAM Badge

National Science Week
11-19 August 2018.

Visit https://www.scienceweek.net.au/ 
for more information on events and other fun stuff.

Science Week

2018 Registrations
15781
as at 20 August 2018

ACT

162

NSW

3693

NT

18

QLD

2999

SA

2487

TAS 

527

VIC

4618

WA

1132

International

89

Guides

56

Total

15781

Joey Scouts

2704

Cub Scouts

6549

Scouts

3254

Venturer Scouts

518

Rover Scouts

274

Leaders

2337

Guides

56

International

89

Total

15781

Over 200,000 registrations since the first Scouts in Action in 2010