Pathway to Adventure Council aims to offer youth a comprehensive program integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and exposing them to the tools necessary to reach their full potential and spark an interest that may lead to a hobby or future career.
- Collectively, the Boy Scouts from all four of the Council's service centers completed 8,161 STEM-related merit badges and achieved over 1,600 Nova Awards, 64 Supernova Awards, and 50 new Supernova Mentors were recruited in 2014.
- Significant funding was raised from Collins Engineers Inc., Square One Network, the Oppenheimer Foundation and other private donors to support new innovative programs.
- Over 250 new youth members were recruited through our innovative underwater robotics, aerial robotics programs and a new partnership was formed with the Shedd Aquarium to host an aerial robotics challenge in May of 2015.
- The new STEM-on-the-Go kits were developed through a collaborative partnership with the Challenger Learning Center funding from the Legacy Foundation.
- We also developed new collaborative partnerships with Microsoft, Legoland, and the Museum of Science & Industry to host quality programs for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
- The Plumbing Council of Chicagoland and Pathway to Adventure Council have partnered to launch the inaugural "Labor and Scouting" Dinner and George Meany Award Ceremony honoring UA General President William P. Hite on January 20, 2015 at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers.
- The new Trading Tech 300 initiative was launched at the LaSalle event in 2014 and will engage new corporations in STEM programming for our youth.
- A Memorandum of Understanding was developed with Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to partner on launching the Chicago National Design Challenge in 2015 to engage industry mentors and our youth in inquiry-based scientific and engineering practices by designing and building experiments to be flown on the ISS U.S. National Lab.