SCIScouts: Engineering Extravaganza - Call for volunteers

SCiScouts Engineering Project is seeking volunteers for  the upcoming Engineering Extravaganza

SciScouts is an innovative Scouting program that has been running in the ACT since 2015. SciScouts is nurturing an already naturally inquisitive audience of young people, so we are just providing the opportunities to build excitement and participation rates, potentially influence career aspirations, and to provide pure and simple inspiration in science discovery and innovation.

The Engineering Extravaganza will be a great day featuring engineering games for Cubs, Scouts and Venturers

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018.

Venue: Melrose High School - Hall and Science Centre


There will be three 2-hour workshop sessions, run in conjunction with an Engineering Expo running all day from 9am-4.30pm.

Volunteers will be allocated to a workshop within each timeslot: Spaghetti bridges, Straw towers, Geodesic domes and Mousetrap racers. – Basic training will be provided to run these workshops. (please see attached activity sheet).


Session 1: Cubs/Junior Guides. Registration from 8:00am. Workshop 9 - 11am, then Expo from 11.30am.

Session 2: Cubs/Junior Guides/Scouts/Guides. Registration from 10am. Workshop 11.30am - 1:30pm. Expo before/after workshop.

Session 3: Scouts/Guides/Venturers/Senior Guides. Registration from 11am. Expo 11.30am-1.30 pm, Workshop 2-4pm.


Volunteers will receive a voucher for a free sausage sizzle and drink and one of the special event badges.


To volunteer please email

Application closing date

12 August 2018
Applications open for this opportunity: 
3 Aug 2018
Study level: 

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