Each year the ARRL along with hundreds of Amateur Radio Clubs around the Country take part in science and technology expositions for young people at different ham gatherings. These expositions provide middle and high school students with an informal, yet hands-on introduction to real-life applications and the fun of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The object being to get youth interested in science and technology.
Jamboree on the Air
Amateur radio operators from all over the world participate with over 500,000 Scouts and Guides to teach them about radio, and to assist them in contacting their fellow Scouts and Guides by means of amateur radio, and since 2004, by the VOIP-based Echolink as well. Echolink continues to gain popularity within the Ham Radio community, by allowing operators to access repeaters and links directly from an app on their cell phones. This provides the Scouts and Guides with a means of learning about fellow Scouts and Guides from around the world. Scouts and Guides are also encouraged to send paper or electronic confirmations known as “QSL cards“, or “eQSL when they are sent electronically. In recent years, a parallel Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) has developed. It is an adjunct to the World Scout Jamboree
The event is recognized as one of international participation by the various Scout and Guide organizations, and supports several awards which are a part of Scouting and Guiding programmers. The Boy Scouts of America recognizes this as an international Scouting event for Citizenship in the World Merit Badge.
Amateur Radio Clubs in Schools
School Amateur Radio Clubs are a neat way to get in an extra shot of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) while exercising your on-air conversational skills and tuning up your enquiring minds. It will expand your horizons, build your confidence, harness your creativity and help you develop new skills. Each week there will be different activities to whet your appetite. SARC members learn to work together as a group and to help each other through some pretty exciting challenges.
One school that I found doing an internet search is listed here; SARCNET students will learn just about every aspect of Amateur Radio from getting your license to High Altitude Balloons like the one shown below: