Oct'16

Flex Your Engineering Ability in the “MacGyver Challenge: Scout Edition Sweepstakes”


by STEM Scouts



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The Boy Scouts of America recently shared the “MacGyver Challenge: Scout Edition Sweepstakes,” which is open to all Scouts age 12 to 17. To enter the sweepstakes, put your STEM knowledge to the test and show off your “MacGyvering” skills. After all, STEM Scouts see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Read on for more details and enter to win today.

This article was originally posted on scoutingwire.com and is sponsored content courtesy of CBS

Duct tape, gum wrappers and paper clips. Their silver hue may be the only obvious thing these objects have in common, but in the hands of a particularly skilled person, those everyday objects could transform into an extraordinary hack that can do extraordinary things. We know this as “MacGyvering”- skill sets that help you survive any situation.

Speaking of that, starting this Friday, MacGyver is back on TV, ready to show a new generation how to test their imagination and creative problem-solving abilities.

The new series, airing Fridays at 8/7c on CBS, is sure to draw a whole new generation of fans and be a favorite of Scouts and Scouters alike. In fact, most Scouts and Scouters have, at some time, felt like MacGyver themselves. After all, we have a keen ability to see the extraordinary in the every day, and we know we need to Be Prepared for whatever comes our way.

To celebrate the premiere of MacGyver, registered Scouts and Venturers age 12 to 17 can enter the “MacGyver Challenge: Scout Edition Sweepstakes!”

One randomly-chosen, grand-prize winner (plus one parent/guardian) will win a trip to theMacGyver set in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ten second-place winners will each receive a collector’s-edition MacGyver bag including a backpack, t-shirt, MacGyver Paracord Survival Bracelet and a collector’s-edition patch. Speaking of that special patch, everyone who enters the sweepstakes will receive one!

For some extra fun, Scouts and Venturers can also show off their MacGyver-like abilities by submitting a photo of their MacGyver projects. It doesn’t increase chances of winning, but it’s a fun way for entrants (and their families!) to flex their creativity muscles and show the unique ways they can be resourceful.

Need some project inspiration? Find ideas in the Boys’ Life Workshop.

Click go.boyslife.org/macgyver and invite Scouts and Venturers in your troops and crews to enter soon! The sweepstakes ends on October 31, 2016.

See official sweepstakes rules for complete entry and prize details.

 

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