On September 24th, San Antonio based Boy Scouts of America Explorer post 42 visited Timberwood Park Elementary school in San Antonio to teach younger scouts about robotics, electronics and 3-D printing.
Explorer Post 42 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which is a year round after school club teaching engineering, computer programming and web design. They are active participants in the FIRST community and compete each year in the FRC program. Their FRC team (#3997) name is the Screaming Chickens.
The group demonstrated their 7 barrel t-shirt cannon, one of many projects they have built as a means of community service and outreach. Many of the young Scouts and their leaders were very inspired by the demonstrations and plan to start learning about robotics and participating in local competitions this fall.
Explorer Post 42’s team mission statement is “To utilize our participation in FIRST as a building block for our experiences in real world engineering scenarios; to graciously work as individuals with talents in engineering as well as with the community; to learn from ourselves, and one another as a team. Using our talents to challenge the next generation to come into engineering and science and fill the shoes of our predecessors and to exceed expectations for the future by teaching engineering through robotics.”
They have a full calendar with multiple competitions and outreach events this year. Their next stop will be at San Antonio Public Library, 600 Soledad 78205, for the Mini Maker Faire on October 17th.
For more information about Post 42 please visit their website at www.screamingchickens.org
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